National Trails Day 2020

We invite you to take part in our On-Your-Own Plogging Event on Saturday, June 6th


In recognition of National Trails Day, on Saturday, June 6th, Run Wild Missoula & Montana Trail Crew are encouraging you to help give back to our trails. As you recreate on Saturday, make an extra effort to clean up some Doggy Poo that was left behind. This may be one small action, but it can make a BIG difference! Can you imagine how clean our trails would be if everyone picked up just one bag of left behind Doggy Poo?! 


So, what is Plogging? Plogging is a combination of jogging and cleaning up litter. It started as an organized activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution.


It’s easy to participate in our On-Your-Own Plogging Event!!  Simply pick up pre-bagged Doggy Poo bags left on the side of the trail at places like Waterworks, Jumbo & the South Hills Spur as you are running, walking, or hiking.  Remember – pick up only pre-bagged.


Run Wild Missoula & Montana Trail Crew will provide garbage cans at the following trail heads:

  • Orange Street (Waterworks/North Hills)

  • Duncan Drive (Waterworks/North Hills)

  • Cherry Street (Jumbo South)

  • Barmeyer (South Hills Spur)

At the end of the day, we will pick up the garbage cans and dispose of the waste properly.


If you want gloves, Run Wild Missoula will have non-latex gloves available for pick up at the office on Thursday (6/4) and Friday (6/5) from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


This event is not limited to Missoula's Trails! We encourage anyone, anywhere, anytime to pick up some Doggy Poo along your local trails! But please make sure you properly dispose of all waste!!!

Some Pro-Tips as you head out to help clean up our trails: 

  • Carry hand sanitizer and use frequently. 
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water after your activity. 
  • Maintain proper social distancing protocols while recreating outside. 

Share your clean-up efforts with us on Social Media by tagging @RunWildMissoula and @MontanaTrailCrew and using the hashtags #LaceEmUp and #NationalTrailsDay.

So, as you head out for your run, walk, or hike today make sure you are doing your part to help keep our trails clean!

Do you need volunteer hours for a future trail race? Do you want your hours to count toward the RWM Volunteer Incentive Program? If so, please click HERE to log your hours. 

Questions? Contact Elizabeth


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