Frozen Feet 2021
January 1st – 31st
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Looking for a reason to burn some calories before the big holiday feast at the end of the month? Well, look no further!
Runner’s Edge and New Balance are excited to announce a FREE virtual challenge for the month of November! Anyone who completes 20 activities between November 1st – 30th can stop by the store and pick out a FREE GIFT from New Balance. On the day that you come in to pick up your gift, you will also access 20% off any New Balance product!
HOW TO LOG YOUR ACTIVITY
Click HERE to record your activity! Just like the Hoka challenge, you can do it day of or at the end of the month. Just be sure to record 20+ days of activities (1 activity a day) to be eligible for one gift, while supplies last.
NEW BALANCE GIFT & 20% OFF ANY NB PRODUCT
Your free gift is available for in-store pick up only, starting December 1st – December 15th. PLUS receive 20% off New Balance only valid on the day of gift pick up (this cannot be applied at a later date).
Hoka presents “The Montana Mileage Virtual Challenge”
Bozeman Running Company vs. Runner’s Edge
Does Bozeman Running Company or Missoula’s Runner’s Edge have the most dedicated runners, walkers, and hikers? It looks like…
…Runners Edge! With over 21,000 miles posted, Runners Edge logged more miles than
Bozeman Running Co. who logged a very respectable 15,007.
We want to thank each one of you who participated in this challenge. Be on the lookout for when you can pick up your Hoka swag at RE and when one of you will win your
FREE PAIR OF HOKA SHOES!
A big thank you to Hoka One One for their support!
Bozeman Running Company (15,007.26) vs. Runner’s Edge (21,504.31)
On September 20th, Runner’s Edge Events will be holding the Blue Mountain 30k for the 11th year in a row. Since 2009, this fall race has been a fundraiser for the Hellgate High School cross country team.
For the past 7 years, Steve Lodmill and Scott Samuels have run this race together–some years finishing together, and other years within a few minutes of one another. Both men have children who competed for the Hellgate Cross Country team. Prior to the Blue Mountain 30k, neither man had completed a trail race quite this long.
We love this tradition between Steve and Scott so much that we decided to find out what brought them to run this race with each other for so many years. Read below to read the whole interview!
Both of you have run the Blue Mountain 30k together (or finished within a few minutes of one another) since 2013. What inspired this tradition?
Scott: I was not a runner when I turned 50-years-old (almost a decade ago); instead of buying a red convertible for my midlife crisis, I decided to do the hardest thing I could think of: run the Pengelly Double Dip! I finished that awesome race, but it thoroughly crushed me. So, about a year later when my dear friend Steve, whose office is across the hall from mine, suggested we support HKXC (which included our oldest kids, Tessa and Sean, on the team) by signing up for the BM30K, I thought he was crazy and I knew there was no way that I could run that race. However, we trained and we ended up having a fabulous time: we completed the spectacular 18-mile course about 45 minutes faster than expected…and that began our long and fruitful tenure as running buddies, which, as Steve mentioned, has included some epic races and adventures.
Steve: Scott and I have been friends for a long time. Back in 2013, both of us were running regularly, but modest distances, mostly just to get out and get our dogs out in the early mornings. I had heard of the BM30k from my friend Renate Bush, who said it was fun. I asked Scott if he wanted to give it a try- both of us thought the distance and elevation were intimidating, since we didn’t really see ourselves in that league of running. But we laughed and said ‘what the heck?’ and signed up! We somehow finished without dying and it was the gateway into a series of longer runs that we aspired to afterward, including the Rut 50K, Pikes Peak Marathon, and the Big Horn 50M.
Is this a rivalry or a camaraderie?
Scott: We often cross the finish line together, but we have also taken turns and I think both of us would like to finish under three hours one of these years.
Steve: The BM30k is certainly camaraderie! We both encourage the other one to run his best race, but we still wind up finishing pretty close every year!
What is your favorite part about the Blue Mountain 30k?
Scott: No question: the HKXC athletes staffing the aid stations is the raison d’être! However, the course is absolutely my favorite: beautiful and challenging. I also agree with Steve that the vibe is supportive and joyous.
Steve: My favorite parts of the MB30K are the HKXC kids at the aid stations and the easygoing atmosphere on the course and at the bbq afterwards. It’s a fun local run that goes for a good cause- keeps us coming back!
Any highlights from the past 7 years of running the Blue Mountain 30k that stick out to you?
Scott: One highlight was the first year: I remember climbing up from the last aid station, which is a grunt, and Steve waiting for me at the top in the sunshine utterly bathed in a runner’s high. I also fondly remember cranking down the motorcycle trails toward that last aid station trying to keep up with him and just being a bit out-of-control. Of course, the best memories are those student athletes rooting for us.
Steve: I have a lot of very fond and vivid memories of the run. Scott and I have both had injuries or health issues that made the course seem especially daunting at times, but it has become the single race that we don’t even seriously question whether or not we’re going to sign up. For me, it’s the one motivation for staying in reasonable shape in the months leading up to the BM30k!
Thank you to Scott and Steve for taking the time to answer our questions and for supporting Hellgate Cross Country over the years! There are still several spots left in the Blue Mountain 30k. Click here for more information.
This week, Run Wild Missoula and The Runner’s Edge challenge you to run down Duncan Drive as fast as you can. Don’t be fooled, running downhill is not as easy as you might think! You can’t say we didn’t warn you! You have between Monday, May 11th and Sunday, May 17th to head down Duncan.
1. Start at the cul-de-sac at the end of Duncan Drive.
2. Follow directions (listed below)
3. Run fast and have fun! (And please obey traffic laws)
4. Share a photo from the run on your Instagram/Facebook story or feed. Be sure to tag @runnersedgemt and @runwildmissoula and use the hashtags #MoreThanRun and #LaceEmUp to be featured!
*If you would like for us to repost your photo onto our Instagram Feed, make sure your account is public. If you have a private account and would like us to repost your photo, send it via direct message on Facebook or Instagram.
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Park at the cul-de-sac at the end of Duncan Drive. The segment begins at the
intersection of Duncan and Black Fox Trail.
Run down Duncan until you reach Lolo Street. This route is about 1.75 Miles. There are no turns – it is a straight shot down Duncan.
To return to your car you can either run back the same way you came down, run
through Peas Farm, or run up Rattlesnake Drive. Please note, running up the hill and
back to your car does not count as part of the challenge.
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.
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Welcome to the final installment of the Quarantine Q&A. We hope that by sharing the stories of our neighbors these past weeks you found some inspiration, solidarity, and connection as a community. We certainly have enjoyed getting to learn from and share the stories of those who are adapting to a new way of life in these unprecedented times.
For our last Q&A we are excited to visit with the one and only Anders Brooker. As the owner of The Runner’s Edge, the Hellgate High School XC coach, and a steadfast Montana running community leader, Anders hardly needs an introduction. Like so many others, he and the Runner’s Edge family have had to pivot, adapt, and navigate uncharted waters these last couple of months. Read on to learn how he is working hard to continue adding value to his employees, athletes, and community during these challenging times.
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