Category: News

Category: News

Glacier Challenge & Whitefish Lake Run need volunteers!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!   The Glacier Challenge and the Whitefish Lake Run are in need of volunteers. These are both awesome races to participate in, but if you only plan on doing one, or neither, consider being a volunteer! Click for more details on how you can help!  Contact or 406-471-7157 Thanks and I hope you’re […]

What’s Happening with Run Club?

Dear running family, Sammi here — one of the originals at the Flathead Beacon Running Club with some updates for 2017 regarding the running club. We still think of you often, even though we haven’t organized a group run ALL WINTER LONG. There are good reason(s) for this. Why? 1. I tore my ACL in […]

Lawrence Park Tonight!

It’s fantastic weather for a jog tonight, so join us! It’s also a great time to detox after a weekend of festivities. If this sounds like you, or something you’d be interested in — run with us tonight! We’re headed to Lawrence Park, where we’ll find shade, run by a river and you can boulder […]

Run Flathead – Running Clinic

We’ve got a deal for you! Brian Miller of Run Flathead is hosting a running clinic on Saturday, April 16th from 8am-1:30pm and Beacon Club Runners will receive $10 off of the course’s price! This course is designed to help improve all levels of experience by offering different activities for different levels of skill. The price […]

Happy New Year – FB Running Club 2016

Happy New Year! Thanks for an amazing 2015, we are looking forward to another great year. Let’s hit-the-ground running for our 1st Run Club back, the SnowJoke Half Marathon is less than 8 weeks away! For this week’s Tuesday Night group run, meet at the Beacon office, 5:30pm, and head out west of Kalispell for […]

No Run Club This Week, Join The Turkey Trot

Hey runners, Unfortunately, there will be no run club this week in Kalispell and Whitefish. Fortunately, there is a great race coming up on Thanksgiving. The Whitefish Turkey Trot 5k is a great opportunity to have some fun with the family and burn some pre-turkey dinner calories. This race benefits the North Valley Food Bank […]

Update for Tuesday Night Run

Hey all, We have a quick update on Tuesday Night’s group run in Somers. We will be meeting in the same spot and at the same time but we may not be running on the north end of Flathead Lake due to water levels. We’ll figure it out when we get there, apparently the lake […]

Another Lakeside Club Outing! Tuesday’s Group Run

Happy post-holiday Monday. Let’s get moving this week with a fabulous TRAIL run in Lakeside at Lakeside Club, shall we? We shall and then post-run we’ll convene at the Tamarack Brewery and enjoy 20% off all things good. We’re running on Flathead Beacon Running Club sponsor’s home turf. The Construction Group is working away on […]

Tuesday: Group Run & Physical Therapy Associates

Hello! It’s spring in Montana, which makes for some excellent running conditions! Tomorrow (Tuesday) our regularly scheduled Kalispell group run will leave from the Flathead Beacon office (17 Main St) at 5:30 p.m. The route is below. THEN, at 6:30 p.m. after our run, we’ll be greeted by the nice folks from Physical Therapy Associates […]

Whitefish Group Run, Put an extra “Hop” in your step

For tonight’s run, we are taking advantage of a great location with great beer. Meet at the Bonsai Brewery, 6pm for a nice mellow run, followed by delicious Bonsai Beer.  Nic Headlee will be leading the run, just look for the tall guy who will probably be smiling. Map is below all of these wonderful […]

Lawrence Park : Tuesday Night Group Run

Meet at the Beacon office tonight at 5:30p.m. where we’ll head out to Lawrence Park and back. They’re calling for sunny skies so it should be a perfect night for a group run. See map below for route details. Announcements: 1) Run Flathead is hosting ‘Running Clinic in the Flathead’ Saturday, April 11th. This course […]

The Long Haul : John Muir Trail, Tonight at Crush!

Join us tonight for a free screening of “The Long Haul: John Muir Trail” at Crush Lounge. The Toggery is giving away sweet prizes including a free pair of men’s and women’s Hoka or Pearl Izumi running shoes! We’re scheduled for 8pm but feel free to come early and hang out. Join the event on […]

Trail Running at Herron Park – Tuesday Group Run

Hey there – Today we’re heading out to Herron Park for some trail running. Details on when and where are below. But first…. This week’s announcements: Join us this Wednesday night for a free screening of  “The Long Haul: John Muir Trail” , 8 p.m. at Crush Lounge. The Toggery is donating some sweet raffle […]

Hitting the Trails in Whitefish

Lion Mountain is about 98% clear of snow so we think it’s a good time to hit the trails. Because of some scheduling issues, we’re going to meet a half hour earlier than normal. Everyone meet at Lion Mountain at the Whitefish Trails trail head, 5:30pm. The weather is predicting partly cloudy, let’s hope the […]

Run in the Rain – Tuesday’s Kalispell Group Run

Don’t let a little rain get in the way, join us for the Beacon Running Club’s group-run tonight in Kalispell. Meet at the Beacon office, 5:30 p.m. Tonight’s route is mapped out below, but first, a little housekeeping. This week’s announcements: Running Club is back to two nights a week – Tuesday’s in Kalispell and […]

The Long Haul : John Muir Trail

The Beacon Running Club presents a free screening of “The Long Haul: John Muir Trail on Wednesday, March 25th – 8pm at Crush Lounge in Whitefish. This film features two UltraMarathoner’s attempt to log the Fastest Known Time running the John Muir Trail. This 223 mile-long trail winds through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range with […]

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

Hello fellow runners! It’s the merriest time of year and I hope that each of you are celebrating the season just how you want to be. Whatever that is! Running has been fantastic in the valley and skate skiing is ramping up! But, I wanted to let you know that our regularly scheduled group runs will […]

Go Katies!

Happy Thursday everyone! Staying warm? We’re still running, just not tonight. Our next group run is NEXT Thursday night at the High School track in Whitefish. A track workout by the lovely Sam Avery. More details to come. But, instead of running in the cold, two fabulous club members who we fondly call the “Katies” […]

Tuesday’s New Route

Good Monday morning! It’s a beautiful start to a beautiful fall week here in the Flathead. Tomorrow we’re running a new route to Lone Pine State Park for our Tuesday group run. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Beacon office, which is downtown Kalispell (17 Main St) to start the run. This route goes west […]

Tuesday Group Run: Rails to Trails & Ice Bucket Challenge

Good Monday to you! I hope you had a fantastic Montana weekend. Looks like we were challenged by Flathead Beacon editor, Kellyn Brown, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge…so, who is in? Tomorrow in Kalispell (post-run) and then on Thursday in Whitefish, we shall complete our mission. AND, the club is happy to donate the […]

Two Bear Fun: Running then BBQing

It’s here! Tonight we’re running then BBQing at the amazing Two Bear Farm. The run is an out and back option, up a trail on Spencer Mountain across from their farm and if you run the entire thing it is 7.5 miles. But, you don’t have to run that entire distance, feel free to turn […]

This week: Tuesday in Kalispell, Thursday at Two Bear Farm

Good morning! This week we’re busy running, as are most of you! For tonight’s run we’re meeting at the Flathead Beacon office (17 Main St.) and headed to the beautiful Lawrence Park, north of our office. We haven’t ran up there in a while and it’s time we did so again. See you at 5:30 […]

Thursday: Two Runs & Hills

Two runs tomorrow, one in  the morning and one at night, but in different locations. Morning Run: We’ll meet at the Lodge at the Whitefish Lake at 6:30 a.m. for a hilly run up the Iron Horse Road. Tristan Scott (T-Scotty to some) will be leading this road run. Here is the map: This is […]

Fry an egg on the street run

Yep, it’s hot again! But, it’s July. We’re running tonight so start hydrating now please! Meet us tonight at the Beacon Office (17 Main St., Kalispell) for a easy cruise around town, in the shade. The route may look wonky, but the goal is to keep it in the shade. We’ll run on the west […]

Run, Run & Run Some More!

Tuesday is here. And, we’ve got a lot on our to-do list. First things first. Where are we running tonight? Fyi, it’s a little cooler outside and should give us a nice break when running tonight. We’re meeting at the Beacon office (17 Main St.) at 5:30 p.m. for a run west of town on […]

Volunteers Needed for WAG Race and Whitefish Trails

Good Friday morning! The topic for today is volunteers! We need them and so do other organizations and groups. So, I thought I’d post some information on days and times that are available. First, our friends at Whitefish  Legacy Partners on the Whitefish Trails have an event coming up (April 30th) that looks super cool. […]

Spring has sprung and it’s snowing.

As I type I look out the window to snow! And, if I wait five minutes it might be sun! Ah, the joys of a typical Montana spring and the changing of seasons! Just a few reminders of what is coming up–you only  have a few days left to reap one of the benefits of […]

Group runs have started!

Meet us every Tuesday after work for a mellow, post-work run with friends. We meet at the Flathead Beacon office at 17 Main St. in Kalispell at 5:30 p.m. and run from there. We have several 3-4 mile loops to choose from and maps available. Once the weather improves, we’ll venture to varying spots in […]

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