The Missoula Marathon is the brainchild of a group of local, dedicated members of Run Wild Missoula who want to share the area’s beauty and Missoula’s unique feel with runners from all over. Run Wild Missoula is a non-profit, 501(c)3 running club with the mission to support and promote running and walking for people of all ages and abilities. With a membership of more than 1,500 runners and walkers, we host 15 annual races each year, multiple training classes, group runs and a variety of social and educational events.
The Missoula Marathon is one of Missoula’s premier events and has enjoyed incredible community support. The Missoula Marathon has twice been named as the Best Marathon In The U.S. – in 2010 by the readers of Runner’s World Magazine and in 2017 by The BibRave 100. Runner’s World has also named the Missoula Marathon as a Top Marathon For Back-Of-The-Packers (2017) and a Top 10 Bucket List Marathon (2018).
Members of the Missoula Marathon Organizing Committee include: Anders Brooker (Announcer, Technical Advisor), Chad Taylor (Aid Station Set Up), Chris Carey (Youth Homes R4K), Colleen Smith (Merchandise), Danelle Gjetmundsen (Volunteer Director), Dara Rouse (Bookkeeper), Daryl Little (Half Start), Dean McGovern (Marathon Pacers), Dr. Rob Amrine (Medical Director), Ethel Macdonald (Bike Monitors), Gary Little (Half Start), Hillary Ogg (Registration/Caras Park), Jason Pounds (Medals), Jeri Delys (Expo Volunteers), Brittany Jones (Destination Missoula), Kelsi Camp (Website Coordinator), Kim Joyner-O’Connor (Kids Marathon), Layne Rolston (Finishline Food/Sponsor), Lee Macholz (Course Director), Mike Leary (Ham Radio), Michael Stark (Course Monitors), Meg Brooker (Merchandise), Pam Gardiner (Galloway Relations/BOP), Tammy Mocabee (Aid Station Volunteers), Thurston Elfstrom (Expo), Tim Brooker (Finish Line), Tim Mosbacher (Elite Runners), Tommi Burton (Storage/Equipment), Tony Banovich (Race Director), Torrey Holmquist (Marketing/Advice), Vo von Sehlen (Facebook), and Wayne Chamberlain (Race Bag Pickup).