Runners soak up the sun at annual Snow Joke Half Marathon


Hattie Batchelder

Adam Peterman of Missoula running past the ten-mile marker and aid station. Peterman placed first overall with a time of 1:08:01.2.

Runners from all over Montana, and even several from out-of-state, joined together on Saturday, Feb. 25 for the 44th annual Snow Joke Half Marathon. 

The Snow Joke is hosted in late February every year and is one of Montana's oldest footraces. The first official Snow Joke was hosted on February 23, 1980, with a total of 33 races. The race grew popular over the years, with 328 runners participating in this year's race. 

Temperatures reached the mid 30's on Saturday with blue, sunny skies projected over the runners. While most participants came from various towns and cities across Montana,...

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