Beginner Running 101, Fall 2020

Date: 09/02/2020
Cost: $25.00


Are you having a hard time getting motivated to start running, or do you lack consistency? Don’t know where to begin? Don’t want to do it alone? Perhaps you are coming back from a long absence from running and need to build up slowly. 

If you are nodding your head yes, then this class is for you!

Join Miranda, Spring, and Kelsi for a fun training program that will start with running/walking intervals and gradually work up to completing the Wicked Wander Virtual Race.This is truly a beginner’s class so don’t be intimidated. Pace doesn’t matter - all you need is the willingness to take the first step. Your goal will be to complete a 5K run, and our goal will be to inspire you to keep on going long after this training class is finished.

Class begins Wednesday, September 2, at 6:00 PM and continues until the Wicked Wander Virtual Race in mid-October – with the opportunity to do the run in a group setting on Saturday, October 17th. We will meet weekly, on Saturdays at 8:30 AM and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, at Splash Montana at Playfair Park for the first 4 weeks (from 9/2-9/26) and then the Bella Vista Pavilion at Fort Missoula Regional Park for the last 3 weeks (from 9/30-10/17).

What you get:

  • Leadership, coaching and advice;

  • Comprehensive training program to complete a 5K;

  • Twice weekly group runs;

  • Custom RWM Neck Gaiter/Face Covering;

  • Entry into RWM's October Wicked Wander Virtual Race;

  • Great people to train with; and

  • Inspiration, motivation and fun! 

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 8:00 AM MST.

Cost: $25

  • RWM Membership Required (Join Now)

  • Beginner Running 101 is limited to 22 participants

At our first class on Wednesday, September 2, at 6:00 PM, we will have an informational session and then go for our first run. Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes!

Questions? Email Elizabeth


While we are happy to offer in-person training opportunities to our members, the status of in-person training classes is subject to change at any time based upon guidance from state and local health officials as we are still in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The class schedule, duration, or format could change based on the direction of Phase Two and the status of the virus.  

There are inherent risks involved in participating in in-person training classes, races, and events. While we are doing our best 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 consider our virtual options. 

What we are doing:

  • Beginner Running is limited to 22 participants (plus class leaders)
  • Classes are open to Run Wild Missoula members only
  • Masks/face coverings will be required in indoor environments (applicable to Beginner Running)
  • Masks/face coverings will be required in outdoor environments pre and post run
  • Masks/face coverings are not required when actually running and/or walking
  • If members choose to wear a mask/face covering when running or walking, please support them in their choice
  • Please go to the bathroom before class. There will be no available bathrooms 
  • Sanitation products will be made available if a class meets inside
  • Social Distancing is highly encouraged

It’s no secret that our classes will look different this year as we navigate our way through these challenges, so we ask that you follow all the rules set forward and understand that we are trying our best to mitigate the risks of transmission.

While participating in classes, we ask that you practice good social distancing. Social distancing, together with appropriate use of masks/face coverings, has been demonstrated as the best weapon that we have at this time in fighting the spread of this virus. We must do our part to ensure the health and safety of those around us. As such, we still encourage you to follow good social distancing and hygiene practices. 

  • To the greatest extent possible, maintain at least 6-feet of separation from others
  • Does not include members of your family who live with you
  • No hugs, handshakes, high fives or elbow bumps
  • Practice good hand washing and hygiene
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, handkerchief or the inside of your elbow
  • Don't pose together for selfies
  • Stay home if you feel any sign of sickness or illness
  • Spend time outside every day to brighten your mood and to get a good dose of Vitamin D
  • If it seems too busy or crowded, consider running or walking somewhere else
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