Virtual Sweathouse Half Marathon

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Run a half marathon in the month of May!

The Sweathouse Half Marathon course is a looping route featuring blacktop and dirt roads, starting and finishing in Victor Park.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and based on the guidelines of the CDC and local and state health officials, we will not be able to conduct the 2020 Sweathouse Half Marathon in its traditional large group event format.  As runners ourselves, we understand the disappointment this will cause to our participants, as well as the impact it has on our sponsors.

We hope between Friday, May 1st and Sunday, May 31st, you lace up your shoes and go for a run or walk through scenic Victor (or Missoula, Lolo, Frenchtown, etc.).  It won't be the race we planned for, but almost nothing is happening according to plan right now.  So, we will do what we can to encourage you to lace up and keep moving forward.

**Race shirt sizes are limited.  A Run Wild Missoula pom beanie, run hat, or socks are available as an alternative.  All registered participants will receive a finisher's medal.

Registration: $42 through May 29th

  • All participants will receive a short sleeve tech tee and finisher medal
  • RWM Members receive credit for Racemakers & Run Wilder
    • You MUST complete a half marathon (13.1 miles) run anytime between Friday, May 1st and Sunday, May 31st
    •  All current members that want their run counted towards Racemakers & Run Wilder MUST be a registered participant, and self-report their virtual run and include a screenshot of your results via Race Roster - Click Here.  Click here for upload instructions.
    • Note: You may complete a half marathon (13.1 miles) run anywhere and anytime between Friday, May 1st and Sunday, May 31st.
If you would like to complete the planned race route, it can be found on Strava HERE.  The segment for the route is also uploaded, and will have a leader board.  There is also an event on Strava HERE.

Course Map: Click Here for Image

Click here to download your race bib.

Thank Your to Our Sponsors!

 

HOW DO I TRACK MY RUN & WHERE DO I SEND IT?
If you would like to complete the planned race route, it can be found on Strava (link above).  Whether with a watch or a phone app, you will be able to track your run pretty easily.  In the given time period (May 1st - May 31st), you will record your run.  You will have until 11:59 PM on June 3rd to upload your results to Race Roster (link and instructions above).

WILL THERE BE AWARDS?
Yes!  The Top Three fastest times for both male and female participants will be awarded gift cards to local businesses.  Additionally, we will be giving away five gift cards to five lucky participants to be picked at random from all registered participants who upload results to Race Roster.  #ShopLocal
To qualify for a fastest time award (male or female), you must submit your time and a screenshot of your activity via Race Roster.

SHARE YOUR RUN!
It's fun to share our activities with others on social media - especially during this time of social distancing and isolation.  Use #Sweathouse2020 and tag @runwildmissoula before/during/after your activity!

HOW & WHEN WILL I GET MY RACE SWAG (TECH TEE & FINISHER MEDAL)?
Race swag will be mailed to all registered participants on Monday, June 1st.
Subject to change based on restrictions in place by any local and state officials.

I PARTICIPATED IN THE VIRTUAL EVENT, BUT I WASN'T REGISTERED FOR THE SWEATHOUSE HALF MARATHON.  CAN I STILL GET SWAG?
The technical short sleeve shirt will be available for purchase at the Run Wild Missoula office beginning Monday, June 1st (subject to change, see above).  Subject to availability, they will be $15.
A race medal will not be available for purchase.

Run Wild Missoula has a no refund policy.  Why?  Most RWM races, including the Sweathouse Half Marathon, require an extensive amount of planning and pre-event expenses that include proper permitting, course control, and the purchase of food and beverages, swag, and race awards.
That being said, any registered participant who completes the 2020 Virtual Sweathouse Half Marathon and submits their results via Race Roster will receive discounted entry to the 2021 Sweathouse Half Marathon.

Questions?  Email RWM's Director of Operations, Ashley Cossairt

All previously registered Sweathouse Half Marathon participants and Virtual Sweathouse Half Marathon participants have automatically been entered into the "new" Virtual Sweathouse Half Marathon.

The Sweathouse Half Marathon is named in recognition of Sweathouse Creek - a prominent tributary of the Bitterroot River - which runs along the north side of Victor.  Salish sweat lodges were known to occupy the areas around the creek.  Victor is named for Chief Plenty of Horses (named Victor by the Jesuit missionaries) the Salish chief from 1842 - 1870. 

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