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Sapphire PT Presentation at RE November 15th

Join Sapphire Physical Therapy on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm in the Runners Edge basement for an informative presentation. The presentation will focus on how impact loading rates during running relate to injury risk and discuss ways to reduce loading through simple running tips and targeted exercises. Handouts and presentation information will be provided along with refreshments and snacks.

The evening talks will be followed by an interactive demonstration using an accelerometer, which is a tool used to measure and track impact loads as well as foot strike pattern and limb asymmetries during running. The accelerometer is a great addition to Sapphire PT as it collects real-time data while individuals are running in their everyday environment including Missoula’s awesome trails. An outline of the evening’s speakers
and topics include:

– Dr. Willy, Ph.D., PT, a professor at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy, is an expert in his field and in running injury research will define what impact loading is and discuss how it relates to running injury risk.

– Holly Warner, DPT, physical therapist at Sapphire PT who specializes in running gait analysis and in treating running injuries, will discuss practical ways to reduce impact.

– John Fiore, PT, owner of Sapphire PT and who specializes in running gait analysis and in treating running injuries will provide off-season training ideas to improve strength and running efficiency.

Join us to learn how to incorporate exercise and technology this winter to help you meet your goals and stay on track for 2018.

The Golden Ultra

Three days of pure mountain bliss? That sounds pretty good to us! The imgres-3Golden Ultra is a three day trail running event in Golden, BC Canada this upcoming September.

The running does sound pretty blissful if you enojoy trail running along mountain ridges, single track, and in lush forests. The Canadian exchange rate does not hurt either. Take 25% off the Canadian rates for the US dollar equivalent.

The event includes 2 stage race options (85 km or 45 km) and six distances to choose from  (60 km to 10 km, vertical KMs to half marathons). Even better? You get to see the amazing fall colors as the race is September 22-24, 2017.

 Register online at www.GoldenUltra.com and use the code “goldenrules” for a 10% discount.

Fast & FURious 5k


The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) in partnership with the Veteran Law Groupn (VLG) are hosting a Fast & FURious 5K run on April 9, 2017 along the Kim Williams Trail in Missoula, MT.

Participants are encouraged to run with their dogs as long as their dogs are controlled on a leash.

SALDF is affiliated with the Animal Legal Defense Fund and focuses on protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. The VLG is committed to educating the public and the legal community about issues involving veterans and their families.

All proceeds raised by the 5K will be donated to K9 Care Montana, a non-profit organizations based out of Phillipsburg, MT which provides service dogs and outdoor activities for wounded veterans.

The entry fee is $15 and participants may register for the event at runsignup.com/fastandfurious5k. Registration opened March 1st, 2017.

Customer Appreciation Party January 15th at RE

Don’t miss out on the fun and prizes at our FIRST EVER Customer Appreciation Party Sunday, January 15th, 9:30am at the Runner’s Edge! Be prepared for a fun run, pancake bar, coffee, mimosas (did you think we’d forget?!) and a raffle drawing.

That’s right! Remember that raffle ticket you filled out this year each time you purchased a pair of shoes (or some other goody we were promoting that month)? Well now is the time to see if you are one of the lucky winners for some SWEET PRIZES!

Can’t remember those prizes? Prizes included are FREE shoes for life,  a trip to Seattle for two, and so much more!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:30am – Run
10am – Food/Drink
10:45am – Raffle Drawing

Just so we can plan on amount of food & drinks, please RSVP HERE by Monday, January 9th if you can. Thanks!

Thanks so much for all of your support during 2016! We can’t wait to party with you!

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Rut Mountain Runs Online Registration Opens Thursday!

Online registration opens for our 2017 Rut Mountain Runs this Thursday, January 5th at 8am MST!

It’s a new year and we hope one of your resolutions will be to join us for either our 50k, 28k, 11k or Vertical Kilometer races in Big Sky, Montana over Labor Day weekend. No excuses in 2017 – there’s something for everyone!

If you want to sign up, be ready Thursday morning as our 50k sold out within 1 day and our 28k within 3 days last year!

More info can be found HERE.

SPECIAL! Missoula and Bozeman “Locals-Only” Rut Registration Party on Wednesday JANUARY 4th!

Locals can register in person one day early for the Rut at either The Runner’s Edge in Missoula or The Mountain Project Gym in Bozeman from 6:30-8:30PM on Wednesday, January 4th.

We want to thank our local Rut runners that have supported us over the last 4 years.  So come & register in a stress free environment, have some snacks and a complimentary beer from our generous sponsor Big Sky Brewing Co.

It’s now time to get excited for the upcoming year of mountain adventures!

Yellowstone Unplugged: Presentation & Slideshow November 16th

This summer, five friends – Justin Angle, Beau Fredlund, KT Miller, Walker Ferguson and Fred Marmsater –  explored the relative nature of WILDERNESS in a 5-day adventure run across Yellowstone National Park. Together they ran from Cooke City, MT all the way to Yellowstone’s iconic Old Faithful geyser, traversing some of the most wild and remote country remaining in the lower 48. Come join us at the Runner’e Edge to see fantastic photos and hear the stories of the traverse.  This may just inspire you to plan your next running adventure! This trip was generously supported by Patagonia and Altra Running.

Wednesday, November 16th, The Runner’s Edge

5:30pm: Altra shoe demo & fun run
6:30pm: Doors Open and fun run ends
7:00pm: Slideshow and presentation begin
7:45-8:00pm: Q & A

~ Complimentary Big Sky Brewing beer and snacks provided ~