On October 14, 2020 our Montana running family lost a treasured friend and invaluable supporter. Tony Banovich, Race Director for the Missoula Marathon and Executive Director of Run Wild Missoula was kind, generous, and encouraging of all, welcoming countless new runners over the years. He was deeply dedicated to both Missoula and Montana running communities.
To honor Tony’s legacy, this event challenges participants to run or walk 4.35 miles – the average daily distance of Tony’s 1,731 day run streak – while raising funds for the Tony Banovich Memorial Fund, furthering Tony’s legacy of supporting running and walking throughout Missoula and Montana.
Post run, participants are invited to gather inside the with Diet Pepsi and Swedish Fish (Tony’s favorite) to celebrate his life and legacy. Members of the Banovich family will be in attendance.
Register early as this race is capped at 500 runners. The first 300 participants are guaranteed a custom, long sleeve casual Tee. All participants will receive a custom bib, post race snacks & drinks, chip timing and indoor gathering area. Please note, there are no awards for this event.
Registration is $40. RWM members receive a $3 discount. There are no processing fees with this event. Participants have the option to contribute additional donations to the Tony Banovich Memorial Fund during registration or on event day.
After this year’s in-person event, The Tony’s Banovich Road, Tracks, & Trails Memorial Run will move to an annual virtual only event. The virtual event will contine to raise funds for the Tony Banovich Memorial Fund.