Advanced Spring 2018 Trail Running Class

Date: 04/05/2018
Cost: FREE


Run Wild Missoula and The Runner's Edge are partnering up again this spring to offer the Advanced Spring Trail Running Class designed to get you ready for a season of strong and healthy trail running.  This eight week class will meet twice a week, with a Thursday morning workout and a Sunday morning long run.  This class caters toward the intermediate to advanced trail runner and is designed to get you ready for spring trail races such as Runner's Edge The Bitterroot Runoff, 11 Miles to Paradise and Run Wild Missoula's Pengelly Double & Single Dips.  This is a great opportunity to start the year off strong and ready for a fun trail running season!

This class is now FULL - please check our website for future class offerings.

This class is limited to 30 people; we will not maintain a wait list 

Who should take this class:

  • Intermediate to advanced trail runners, who have the desire to get better at trail running and have goals for their upcoming trail running season;
  • Participants should have experience running on trails, be able to run a single mile in 8 minutes, and run for up to an hour in duration.  If this is too much for you at this moment, please check out one of Run Wild Missoula's other Trail Classes (more information available here).
  • This class is limited to 30 participants.  No wait list will be maintained.

Class Schedule:

  • April 5 through May 27 (8 weeks)
  • Class will meet twice a week:
    • Thursdays at 6:15 AM at Run Wild Missoula office (in the basement of Runner's Edge; enter through alley)
      • Thursday classes will focus on a running workout;
      • Please bring a headlamp for Thursday morning classes, they will begin in the dark.
    • Sundays at 8:00 AM at various local trailheads
      • Location to be announced in advance each week;
      • Sundays classes will be a long run 

Cost: Run Wild Missoula is choosing NOT to charge for this class - in doing so, the hope is that participants will pass along what they consider the class to be worth in a donation to the Five Valleys Land Trust!  The suggested donation to FVLT will aid with the development of area trails and open spaces.  Your opportunity to donate will be available on the class registration form. Thanks for helping us  give back to the open spaces we are so lucky to have in our backyards!

This class is limited to 30 people 

Class instructors:

  • Forrest Boughner: Forrest is returning for his third year of leading the Advance Trail Class.  He has spent the last few years exploring the mountains around Montana, working at Runner's Edge, and coaching trail runners.  Forrest also owns and operates a trail guiding company, Alpine Running Guides.
  • Jesse Carnes: Jesse has been a mainstay in the Missoula endurance scene for the better part of the last decade. He spent several years as a competitive triathlete, and while he hasn’t completely hung up his wetsuit and speed laces, these days you’re more likely to find him frolicking in the mountains. He knows the local trail systems like the back of his hand and is always eager to share his enthusiasm for running.
  • In addition to Forrest and Jesse, we will have different instructors from the community joining each week to share their experience and knowledge.

Learn more about the races we will be training for:

Bitteroot Runoff | April 22nd

11 Miles To Paradise | May 20th

Pengelly Double & Single Dip | June 2nd

Questions?  Email Forrest Boughner

Not sure which class is right for you?  Check out Run Wild Missoula's other Spring Trail class descriptions here

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