The Famous, Missoula Marathon is Not Just for Adults!
Did you know that The Missoula Marathon offers an entire race for kids?
As I prepare for running in The Missoula Marathon for the first time, I’m realizing what a great event this is for the entire family.
I’m a local resident who has watched this race several times. But this year, I’ve decided to get more involved and actually be part of the Half Marathon (I’m not a runner and am training to participate right now!).
And while this is an official race and named “One of the Best Marathons in the U.S.,” there is plenty of entertainment, food, drinks, and other activities for bystanders and participants alike.
But, what I really noticed is what a great event this is to share with children.
Whether you have children, or want to spend the day with your nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and more, this is the perfect opportunity. You can get your kids away from their mobile devices and video games and enjoy a fun time in the beautiful, Montana countryside.
The event takes place on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. starting on the Clark Fork River Trail and finishing at Caras Park Pavilion. You can see a course map here.
The cost to participate is $10, but there are scholarships available.
And this is a one-mile fun race that’s non-competitive and non-timed for ages 13 and under. To become a full-marathon finisher, participants can also complete a 25-mile training program prior to the event, and then they can “run, walk or jog the 1.2-mile course.”
All of the children who participate receive an official race number and medal just for finishing! Plus, they receive a goodie bag and t-shirt, too. Everyone wins!
Well, I’d better get back to my training. But you can check out all of the information about The Missoula Kids Marathon and The Missoula Marathon (if you’d like to run it yourself) at http://www.missoulamarathon.org/.
And if you have questions, just contact me at 406-240-6497 or here. I’d love to show you this beautiful area… especially if you are thinking of buying a home here.