This week, Run Wild Missoula and the Runner’s Edge, in partnership with GU, challenge you to run Missoula’s Four Bridges Loop. Enjoy the scenic river vistas and mountain views along some of Missoula’s favorite paved paths. One random participant and the male and female that earn the fastest times along this route will be awarded a prize package from GU.
1. Join the GU Strava Club here to be eligible to receive a prize package from GU!
2. Run or walk to the start of the Strava Segment (Boat Ramp in Silver Park)
3. Follow the route (directions below)
4. Share this photo on your Instagram/Facebook story or feed. Be sure to tag @runnersedgemt and @runwildmissoula and use the hashtags #MoreThanRun and #LaceEmUp to be featured!
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Categories & Awards:
- The fastest male & the fastest female will both win prize packages from GU.
- One random participant will be selected to win a prize package from GU.
This segment starts and finishes at the Silver Park Boat Ramp, crossing the California Street bridge, Russell Street Bridge, the Madison Street Footbridge, and the Orange Street Bridge–in that order! This segment has quite a few turns, but it is the only route in town where you can cross 4 bridges and stay almost entirely on the paths.
To start, begin at the Silver Park Boat Ramp, heading west on the paved path toward California Street Bridge. Turn right to cross over the bridge, and then turn left to continue on the paved path towards the Russell Street Bridge.
Head up the ramp and onto Russell Street Bridge (note, Russell Street Bridge is currently under construction. Please obey traffic laws!) continue running straight until you reach Dakota Street. Turn left onto Dakota and veer left to merge onto the Milwaukee Path, heading east.
Continue east on the Milwaukee Path until you reach the Madison Street footbridge. Turn left to cross the Madison Street footbridge and then turn left onto the Riverfront Trail, heading west.
Run through Kiwanis Park on the paved cut through, following the Riverfront Trail until you reach its endpoint. Run up to Front Street, turn right and turn right again onto the Orange Street Bridge. After Orange Street Bridge, turn right onto Cregg Lane.
Follow the sidewalk until you reach the blacktop path about 100 meters after you run under the old railroad bridge. Turn onto the blacktop paved path and run alongside the baseball stadium until you reach your original starting point. The entire loop is a little over 4 miles. To be eligible for a prize, you must complete the entire segment from start to finish.
Make sure you view the map to dial in the route before you head out.
All participants in this challenge must practice proper social distancing. This includes running or walking alone (unless with those from your home), keeping a 6’ distance from ALL people you encounter along the way, and letting people know you are coming up behind them to give them time to step to the side of the path. Also, please avoid busier times of day by running or walking earlier or later in the day. If somewhere looks too crowded – please go somewhere else!
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