March 2, 2000
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
by Pat Caffrey, Race Director
143 entrants in the 21st Annual Snow Joke Half Marathon completed the event held Saturday, February 26th. This was the second highest turnout in the history of the event, despite heavy snowfall the morning of the race.
Robert Sowers of Craig, Alaska (formerly of Huson) was the overall winner in a time of 77 minutes 24 seconds. Susanna Gaunt of Missoula led the ladies in a time of 90:43.
In the 40 and older division, Marvin Speece of Walkerville was first in 86:01. Kathy River of Clancy was the first woman, posting a time of 98:47.
The Cheetah Herders Athletic Club, which sponsors the event, also allows dogs to enter the event. A record eight dogs ran with their masters. "Reggie" Carrigan led the canines, and was awarded a soup bone for his efforts.
Someone picked up several "Snow Joke" Mile Markers along the highway and the north end of Boy Scout Road. Recovery of these would be appreciated. Please call 677-2661, or leave at the Plum Creek office.