Lead Guide

Forrest Boughner

Missoula based running guide and coach who specializes in trail and mountain running.

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  • WFR Certified Guide
  • CDT Thru-Hiker
  • Leads RWM Advanced Trail Class
  • Exploring all 64 Ranges in MT
  • 10+ Years Coaching Experience

Passion for Trail Running.

Forrest Boughner started Alpine Running Guides as a way to share his passion for trail running in the mountains. He grew up building tree forts at the base of a 12,000′ mountain and has been enthralled by outdoor challenges since then. Forrest ran competitively through high school and college and can still be seen near the front of trail races. Since hiking the Continental Divide Trail and moving to Montana, Forrest has dedicated most of his time to exploring the trails of Montana. He is currently working on a project to summit the highest point in each of the 64 mountain ranges in Montana. The Montana Mountain Project has helped Forrest increase his trail knowledge base throughout Montana by exploring little known parts of the state.

When not on the trail he spends his time studying maps looking for the next great adventure. A good day for Forrest is spent above treeline followed by a generous helping of ice cream. Having worked with all age groups, from elementary school kids to elderly adults, he understands that every runner is coming from a different place. Forrest leads the Run Wild Missoula Advanced Trail Running Class, the Run Wild Missoula Marathon Class, and is a WFR certified guide.

10 Years Coaching Experience.

Forrest has over 10 years of coaching experience working with beginning adult runners, triathletes, state championship high school teams, hikers, and ultra runners of all abilities. Whatever your goals are Forrest wants to help you meet them, and enjoy the process along the way! Each training plan is created personally by Forrest and is tailored around your busy schedule, injury history, etc.

Multi-disciplinary approach to build a plan that works for you.

Forrest is a Missoula based running coach who specializes in trail and mountain running coaching, but got his start running cross country and road races. He approaches training plans with this multi-disciplinary approach to build a plan that works for you.

Email forrest@alpinerunningguides.com for a free consult.

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