A First-Time Participant to Share Her Experience!
The Missoula Marathon is coming up the weekend of July 13th through the 15th, and I’m participating for the first time.
Gulp! As someone who is not a runner, new to the marathon experience – and is recovering from a broken wrist – this is going to be quite the experience!
Well, What Is The Missoula Marathon, anyway?
The Missoula Marathon is a race for the entire family. While it’s a USA Track and Field certified course and Boston Marathon qualifier for competitive runners, there is something for the entire family.
In fact, this event it includes a beer run, a 5K, a kids’ marathon and a half-marathon and marathon. Plus there are wheelchair and handcycle divisions and lots of entertainment, local restaurants and more involved. And everyone will enjoy the scenic route which starts in Frenchtown, Montana and goes through the scenic countryside, ending in Downtown Missoula.
However, there are a few things to be aware of…
Some Key Points to Consider About the Race
- Fees for children start at $10.00, and adult fees start at $30.00 depending on which event you enter. You’ll want to get your registration packet and all the details early.
Click here for the registration information.
- While the course is generally flat and fast, there is a hill and it is open to traffic. Plus, you need to be able to complete the course in 7.5 hours.
- There is award money for top placements. But more important, there will be a lot of fun get-togethers in the local area for everyone involved!
Will you join me?
As a sponsor and first-time participant, I’ll keep you posted as this big event in the local area draws closer.
And since I have a LOT of training ahead of me to prepare, I’d love it if you’d join me… or if you have any pointers to help me through the course!