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Trail Running Sessions, Fall 2021

Date: 09/07/2021
Cost: FREE

All sessions are now FULL!

Trail Running Sessions are back for Fall 2021! Run Wild Missoula is offering a variety of trail running sessions designed to get you ready for a season of strong and healthy trail running. Our trail sessions are geared toward everyone. We offer sessions for people brand new to trails to the experienced trail runner, and everyone in between. 

    • There will be four different sessions this fall. All session descriptions are found below.
    • Please choose the session appropriate for your current fitness level - not where you hope to be, or where you once were. Self-selecting the correct session will help you, and your session-mates, to get the best possible experience from the session.
    • All Sessions begin the week of September 7th and end the week of October 11th. All sessions will meet once per week.
    • RWM Membership is required to participate in trail sessions.
    • Sessions are free, but donations to Five Valleys Land Trust are highly encouraged.
    • Attendance is expected at 4 of 6 classes.
    • Sessions are capped at 10 participants (plus 2 leaders; 12 total).
      • No wait list will be maintained.
      • Please only register for a session if you can make it to at least 4 sessions.
    • If, after reading the sessions descriptions below, you are still uncertain as to what session to sign up for please, email Sally with questions.
    • PLEASE, NO DOGS. Check out our Rules of the Run HERE.

    Class Details:

    • Evening Sessions will begin at 6:00 PM
    • Please arrive on time and ready to run
    • All sessions will meet once a week, for 6 weeks
    • Sessions will meet at various trailheads around town. Locations will be communicated to participants each week by the session leaders.
    • Run with fun and knowledgeable leaders! Learn from some of the most experienced and enthusiastic trail runners in town.
    • Experience trail running with a group of people of similar ability levels.
    • The purpose of our sessions is to get out on the trails and enjoy the great outdoors
    • One session will be designated as a day of stewardship

    Trail Running 101

    • Leaders:
      • Tuesdays at 6:00 PM with Michael & Ashley
      • Thursdays at 6:00 PM with Jordan & Lee
    • Description:
      • Are you new to trail running? Are you looking for a group to get out on the trails with? You've been a runner for years; but, maybe age or injury has slowed you down a bit? Then this may be the class for you!
      • This class is designed for those that can comfortably run a flat road mile at 11 minute to 13 minute pace, and are currently able to run continuously for at least 30 minutes
      • This is a running class - there will be some occasional walking, but running is expected most of the time.  Stops are to be expected at trail junctions, to gather again as a group, etc.  There will be limited elevation gain in this class.
      • Examples of trails this class may use are Maclay Flats, Kim Williams, Rattlesnake Main Corridor, etc.  Do expect at least one run on something like the "M" Trail.
      • You should expect run that are 3-5 miles long that have limited elevation gain.

    Trail Running 201

    • Leaders:
      • Wednesdays at 6:00 PM with Sarah & Ariell
      • Thursdays at 6:00 PM with Sara & Scott
    • Description:
      • This class is for those with prior trail experience AND/OR significant road experience.  Trail experience is not required for this class.
      • This class is designed for those that can comfortable run a flat road mile at 8 minute to 10 minute per mile pace; and are currently able to run continuously for at least 60 minutes.
      • You can expect moderate climbing in this class. ~1,000 feet per class.
      • Breaks (walking and stopping) will be minimal.  You can expect to stop at trail junctions.
      • Examples of trail this class may use are Blue Mountain, Sentinel, Jumbo, North Hills, Spring Gulch, etc.
      • You should expect runs of 4-6 miles with moderate elevation gain.
    Still have questions? please email Sally.
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