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Run for the Trees

Saturday, April 17, 2021


Celebrate Missoula's urban forest with Run Wild Missoula and Missoula Parks & Recreation at the 29th annual Run for the Trees on Saturday, April 17, 2021!

COVID-19 Guidelines for this event coming soon.
To participate in the Run for the Trees you must read and follow the guidelines and protocols.  These protocols have been established to keep our runners, staff, volunteers, partners, and community safe by preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  These protocols have been developed in coordination with the Missoula City County Health Department and Missoula Parks & Recreation.

For the safety of all participants, staff, and volunteers, if you do not comply with these guidelines, you will be asked to leave the event and will be removed from any results listing

During this time of COVID-19, there are inherent risks involved in participating in in-person races and events. While we are taking reasonable precautions, based on state and local guidelines, to provide a safe environment, we cannot guarantee the safety of all involved.  If you are concerned about your personal safety, we would suggest that you forego our in-person activities and instead consider our virtual options.

Registration for both events opens on Thursday, March 18th.

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  • The in-person 10K event is capped at 200 participants.
  • Registration for this event is limited to Montana residents or students attending university/college in Montana.
  • Spectators are not allowed at the in-person event.

Location: Silver Park

Cost: Includes event swag, chip timing, and 2021 Racemaker/Run Wilder credit for Run Wild Missoula members

  • 10K, In-Person Event
    • 11 and Over
      • $28: Thursday, March 18th – Wednesday, April 14th at 12:00 PM (Noon)
      • RWM Members receive $3 discount!
    • 10 and Under
      • FREE: Thursday, March 18th – Wednesday, April 14th at 12:00 PM (Noon)

Packet Pick Up: You must choose your option during registration

  • Option 1: Pay $5 to have your bib, pins, and race swag mailed to you prior to the event
    • Available until Sunday, April 11, 2021
  • Option 2: Pick up your bib and race swag on Friday, April 16 between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM at Run Wild Missoula
  • There is no race day pick up.  No exceptions.

Wave Start:  There will be 8 start waves, one wave every 5 minutes.  Wave 1 starts at 9:00 AM

  • Each wave will have up to 25 participants
  • During registration, you will submit your predicted finish time
  • Once a choice is made, it cannot be changed

Please do not arrive at the race venue until 20 minutes before your assigned wave start time
Participants must check-in to the marshaling box 2 to 6 minutes prior to their assigned wave
If you miss the start of your assigned wave, you will not be able to participate in the event.  No exceptions.

Awards: Based on Chip Time

  • Top Three Overall Male and Female
  • Top One in Each Age Group, Male and Female
  • Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Awards will be mailed after the event

Strollers: Due to COVID-19 and based on our race protocols developed in coordination with the Missoula City County Health Department, strollers will not be allowed to participate in the event.  Thank you for understanding.

Dogs: Per Run Wild Missoula event policies, dogs are not allowed to participate in the event with the exception of ADA Service Animals.  Service animals must be on a non-retractable, 6 foot or less leash.

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Complete the Run for the Trees 5K event anywhere and anytime by Sunday, April 18th.  Once you complete your 5K, you can upload your results to the event page here.

Cost: $23 for ages 11 and over; RWM Members receive $3 discount!
The event is free for kids ages 10 and under

  • Registration is available from Thursday, March 18th through Wednesday, April 14th at 12:00 PM (Noon)
  • Includes event swag, race bib, and 2021 Racemaker/Run Wilder credit for Run Wild Missoula members

Race swag will be mailed to all virtual participants on Thursday, April 15hth

There are no awards for the virtual event.

**If you choose to participate in the virtual 5K event, we ask that you choose a route that does not conflict with the 10K route taking place on Saturday, April 17th.

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Refund Policy:  As outlined in the race waiver and acknowledgement, entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable.  To view Run Wild Missoula's race cancellation policy, click here.

Questions about the Run for the Trees?  Email Ashley,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an undeniable challenge to produce in-person race events.  Here in Missoula, the ability to conduct in-person events is based on the criteria established under the Missoula City County Health Orders. 

One of the challenges of leadership is having to make difficult and/or unpopular decisions for the greater good.  To that end, Run Wild Missoula will not produce races in the current environment unless we are completely comfortable that we have done our best to protect the safety and mitigated the risk for our members, race participants, and greater Missoula community.  Further, we will not promote or support events by other organizations that have not demonstrated that they are following basic safety and risk management guidelines
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