Around Town: Griz Glow 5k 2017

The Griz Glow is an annual 5k fun run in April with a glow-in-the-dark theme. Participants are encouraged to dress as brightly as possible (neon, glow-in-the-dark, headlamps), while we provide you with glow sticks and glow zones on the course.

2017 Griz Glow is on Saturday, April 8, 2017! Registration opens on November 1, 2016.  

Registration Information

Registration available online.  Children 10 and under are free, but we do ask they still register.  

  • $30 January 1 – February 28, 2017
  • $35 March 1 – April 8, 2017

All participants receive glow sticks, music and glow zones on the course as well as door prizes and swag.

Race Results

Proceeds from the Griz Glow benefit Campus Recreation’s Youth Camps. For additional information, please visit the Youth Camps website or call (406) 243-2804.

For more info, please click the link below.

https://www.umt.edu/crec/YouthCamps/grizglow.php

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Montana Cup 2016

Ever wonder who has the speediest runners in the region? Well wonder no longer! Come join runners from all over the state to compete in the Montana Cup, a cross country race where participants go head to head to find out what part of our state can claim bragging rights until next year. This year’s event will be held in Bozeman at the East Gallatin Recreation Area.images-164551

In this race, Montana is broken up into seven regions (Butte, Billings, Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula, Helena, Great Falls) and has two races (Men & Women). The distance can be anywhere from 5k-8k and you won’t find out the distance until day of.

Each race will be broken down to see who has the fastest Open (age 39 years or less) and Masters team (age 40+). We’ve seen everything from hay bales to smoke machines to a pomegranate as a prize. It’s just plain fun 😉

Be sure to register soon! If you register before October 15th, registration is only $12 (w/o jersey) or $27 (includes jersey). If you’re interested in representing Missoula, please reach out to Anders (anders@runnersedgemt.com) for the guy’s team or Meg (meg@runnersedgemt.com) for the ladies team.

Interested in showing your stuff? Or just interested in having fun? Check out Montana Cup’s website (click HERE).  Run Wild Missoula will be providing bus transportation and Runners Edge will do pizza and adult beverages on the way home. Let’s show our state what Missoula is made of!

Top 50 Running Stores in America – Vote Now!

We want to thank you for making us one of the top 50 running specialty stores in the nation the last 2 years!

If you think we are worthy again, please cast your vote!

As always, we wouldn’t be here without your support. We love our customers, friends and family who keep us going. Thanks for everything YOU do for us!

To cast your vote, please click HERE.

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2nd Annual RE T-Shirt Design Contest

The Runners Edge is looking for new designs for our casual RE t-shirts again and we need your help! If you think of something awesome, creative or downright silly, sketch it out and send it our way. We love incorporating the state of Montana, maybe something specific to do with Missoula, and, of course, anything to do with running ?

Have An Idea?
Sketch it out! The file should be in an editable format such as .psd, .ai, .eps, or an editable pdf. It also helps if all type is outlined or rastered and linked files are embedded.

What Do You Win?
We will have the design screened and printed on a casual tee and sell it at Runners Edge. We want to reward the winner (or winners!) with a $250 gift card to Runners Edge and for every shirt sold, $5 will go to a local non-profit of the winner’s choice.

Submitting Your Design
Please send all submissions to Meg (meg@runnersedgemt.com).

Deadline
This contest goes through Thursday, March 31st, 11:59pm, MST.

Questions?
Please email Meg (meg@runnersedgemt.com).

Congrats!
A special congrats to Luke Regan who won the contest last year. We raised over $1,000 to Imagine Missoula, the non-profit of Luke’s choice. The image above was Luke’s design.

 Thanks & Happy Designing!

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Max Wave & Turkey Bingo

 

TurkeyBingo_website2Back by popular demand, the 5th Annual Turkey Bingo event benefiting The Max Wave will take place at its new location, The Top Hat Lounge, on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at 6pm

The Max Wave’s Turkey Bingo night has a reputation as one of the most unique and enjoyable nonprofit fundraisers around. Attendees play ten rowdy rounds of Bingo, bid on live auction items including delectable pies and gift baskets, are served a delicious meal created by the Top Hat chef, and show their support for the Max Wave River Enhancement Project. Bingo winners receive a Hutterite turkey, courtesy of The Good Food Store.

The mission of The Max Wave is to transform and enhance a degraded section of the Clark Fork River by creating safe, fun, recreational opportunities that will benefit the Missoula Community. The project is a memorial to Max Lentz, a Hellgate High School student who died in a kayaking accident on the Gauley River in West Virginia in 2007. The Max Wave is subcommittee of Brennan’s Wave, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Click HERE for more information and ticket sales.

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Mountain Running Film Festival 2015

When: November 7, 2015 @ 6:30 to 9:00PM (Doors open at 6:00)MTCPOSTER

Where: The Wilma Theater

Cost: $10 Advance/$12 Door

Tickets: At The Runners Edge or Online

Montana Trail Crew, a local non-profit trail running and open space advocacy organization, invites you to come down to the newly-renovated Wilma for this 3rd annual end-of-season party celebrating the trails that connect the outdoor community to the wild lands and open spaces so abundant in Montana. Join us for an evening of spectacular trail running film capturing the lure and indescribable sensation of venturing deep into the wild.

Featuring a Montana trail running slideshow with live music by Beargrass Bluegrass Band, video shorts, feature films, and giveaways from product sponsors. Also consider making a weekend out of it. For the second year in a row, Montana Trail Crew and Run Wild Missoula are partnering to make November 7th the biggest day in Missoula trail running. Run in theMount Jumbo Elk Ramble Saturday morning and celebrate at the Mountain Running Film Festival on Saturday night!

Two feature films will be screened along with a handful of Montana inspired short films.  This years feature films come to us from Alaska (3022ft) and New Zealand (Kiwi Tracks).

Please click HERE for more information