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By Henry Netherland

Snow Joke half marathon goes virtual


January 7, 2021

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Instead of running Boy Scout Road around Seeley Lake, this year's Snow Jokers have the option to run whatever 13.1-mile course they choose between Feb. 27 and March 2. Pictured the Rispens family in 2020.

SEELEY LAKE -  Runners will be able to run the 42nd annual Snow Joke Half Marathon on their own terms this upcoming February.

Run Wild Missoula helps put on the event. Interim Executive Director Ashley Cossairt said their decision to make the race virtual instead of in-person was so that they could avoid spreading COVID-19.

"Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of active cases in the state of Montana, we determined it was better to take a more cautious approach and offer a virtual event," she said in an email. "A virtual event allows people from across Montana (and...

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