By Andi Bourne

Snow Jokers Fill the Streets for 38th Year


Megan Shelmerdine

Seeley Lake seventh grader Sawyer Shelmerdine (middle) participated in his second Snow Joke. "It was very long," said Shelmerdine who thought it seemed longer than last year. " But I enjoyed the view." Shelmerdine shaved two minutes off his time from last year.

SEELEY LAKE – Runners took to the roads around Seeley Lake for the 38th annual Snow Joke Half Marathon. While race participation was down nearly 200 participants this year, Big Sky Orogenic Racing and Events' (BSORE) Race Organizer Matt Gibson felt it was a safer event with the new traffic measures in place and everyone had a lot of fun.

Gibson attributed the lower numbers to the cold, snowy weather in December and January making it difficult for Montanans to train. While the majority of the racers came from Montana, seven other states were represented including Washington, Ohio, Califor...

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