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 Registration opened March 1st, 2017.

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!

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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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!

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!

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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 ( for the guy’s team or Meg ( 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!