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 ~

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Runner’s Edge Scavenger Hunt! Join us Thursday, October 27th for this free Halloween themed event.Bring your running shoes, headlamp, and friends and be ready to hit the streets of Missoula in search of treasure.

We will be finishing the hunt at the Dram Shop where the first round is on us. There will be prizes from the Dram Shop for the most items found and from Nathan Sports for the best light-up costume in preparation for runner safety month.

Start gathering your costume and we will see you at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 27th!

*Image(s) from Google search images

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!

Please join us on Tuesday, October 25th for a FREE screening of local production, “Finding Traction,” brought to you by The Runner’s Edge and co-production partner MontanaPBS.

Doors Open: 6:30pmthumbnail_findingtractionmissoulafacebook-1-101250
Film Showing:  7:00pm (basement of RE)
Nikki Kimball will be discussing and answering questions after the screening!

The event is FREE and open to the public.

“Finding Traction” presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki Kimball and her quest to become the fastest person in history to run America’s oldest hiking trail, the 273 mile Long Trail.  The documentary asks what drives her to attempt such an incredible feat, and follows Nikki’s journey from its beginning-training and racing in the Rocky Mountains – to her actual record attempt through Vermont’s beautiful but brutal Green Mountains.

Learn more here: http://www.montanapbs.org/FindingTraction/

Our Striped Pig Wine Runs are coming up on Sunday, June 12th! Sign up and join us for this festive evening event in downtown Missoula. Run the 10K, run/walk the 5K or bring the kids down for the FREE Kids Grape Juice run. There is something for everyone!

All participants receive a commemorative Striped Pig stemless wine glass, 2 free glasses of wine from Missoula Wine Merchants, Big Dipper Ice Cream and a post race massage from the good folks at Massage Envy.

BONUS: When you sign up, you are automatically entered into a raffle for aMissoula Wine Merchants monthly wine club membership!  More info & online registration HERE.

Come join us for a great evening at Marshall Mountain Ski Area celebrating all things trail running on Saturday, June 4th.  We’ll have products from many of your favorite trail running brands available for demo, a BBQ,  Big Sky Brewing Beer, and a raffle at the end of the night (we won’t disappoint – there will be lots of great prizes!).

We are fortunate to have both professional runners Courtney Babcock and Mike Wolfe to speak on the topic of strength training for trail runners.

Come join in on the fun! The only catch? Please RSVP to this FREE event so we can plan food accordingly. Thanks!