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By Andi Bourne

Jokers enjoy run in the sun

No wimps allowed


February 28, 2019

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

More than 550 runners from across Montana and 13 other states took the challenge to run the 13.1 miles around Seeley Lake for the 40th annual Snow Joke, Feb. 23. The race started and ended at Seeley Lake Elementary school taking the yearly course around Boy Scout Road.

SEELEY LAKE – With the sun peaking out and temperatures reaching the low 20s, more than 550 runners were eager to get on the course Saturday morning, Feb. 23. Under new management, the annual Snow Joke Half Marathon started with the traditional shotgun blast at 11 a.m. at Seeley Lake Elementary. The runners, hailing from across Montana and 13 other states, were off on the 13.1 mile snow-packed course around Seeley Lake for the 40th year in a row. First place female finisher Nicole Murray, 48 of Whitehall, Mont., set a new course record for women ages 40 and over.

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