Weekly Strava Challenges

Over the next several weeks, Run Wild Missoula and Runners Edge will be partnering to host virtual challenges on Strava for the Missoula running and walking community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Week 3: 406 Day Strava Art

Some call it 406 Day, others might call it Montana Day, either way, it’s an entire day dedicated to celebrating Montana... And we've decided to celebrate Montana all week!

Why is April 6th Montana Day?
  Because of our one and only area code throughout the entire state - 406

So, Happy 406 Day to all Runners and Walkers! Come and celebrate Montana Day with us (virtually...).

In order to celebrate this fun & unique holiday, Run Wild Missoula and the Runner's Edge challenges you to run or walk a creative route that resembles something Montana related. Your route could look like an elk, a bear, a map of Montana — it’s up to you! Create your route anywhere, as long as you are obeying traffic laws, respecting private property, and practicing proper social distancing. The participant with our favorite Montana-themed route will win a Runner’s Edge gift card.  


Steps:

  1. Record your activity using a GPS watch or Smartphone.  For participants using a smartphone, activities can be recorded on apps like MapMyRun or Strava.

  2. Once the activity is recorded and uploaded onto your phone, take a screenshot of your masterpiece.

  3. Post the photo of your drawing to your Instagram or Facebook story or feed.

  4. Tag @runnersedgemt, @runwildmissoula and use hashtags #morethanrun and #laceemup!

  5.  Have fun and be safe! Please click HERE for guidelines for using parks, trails, and open spaces while maintaining social distancing. 

Please have your artwork submitted by Sunday, April 12th at 6:00pm.  Happy drawing!


Awards:

The participant with our favorite Montana-themed route will win a Runner’s Edge gift card.  


Need some inspiration? Board of Directors member, Jeremy Partain, ran this creative route last year! 

*While participating in Virtual Events and recreating outside, please practice good social distancing. Remain 6’ away from others, run or walk alone, run or walk earlier or later in the day, if somewhere looks too crowded, go somewhere else! Please click HERE to see our Facebook posts about social distancing on trails, parks and open spaces.*


Strava:

Join the Run Wild Missoula and the Runners Edge Strava Clubs to stay up to date on all our weekly challenges!


Running in the age of COVID-19:

We still encourage you to get out and run - for both your physical and emotional health.  But, we do recommend that you follow the below guidelines. Remember, in these unique times of Coronavirus transmission, choosing to run with others is a choice that could have consequences for you, your running partners, your families, and your friends.  Exercising solo is the best option right now for the health of all in the Missoula community.

  • Remember to maintain appropriate social distancing - at least 6-foot separation at all times
  • No hugs, handshakes, high fives, or elbow bumps
  • Wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer, before and after your run
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow
  • Don't pose together for selfies
  • If you feel any sign of sickness or illness, stay home
  • If it seems too busy or crowded, consider running or walking somewhere else
Click HERE to view COVID-19 information from Missoula Parks & Recreation.
Click HERE to view Run Wild Missoula’s strategies for managing COVID-19
Click HERE to read more about the Stay at Home Directive.  
 
 Questions? Please email Elizabeth
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