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Beyond the finish line, Glacier Half Marathon runners entered a restricted area where they picked up their medals as well as snacks and space blankets to ward off the chilly breezes Saturday morning, June 16. 

It may well have been the Blackfeet drumming, singing and dancing that held the predicted and impending rainstorms from flooding out the Glacier Half Marathon on both Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, as runners arrived with their friends and families. 

Their first stop was the Glacier Half Marathon Expo at the Blackfeet Tribe’s Red Eagle Campground on Lower Two Medicine Lake where traditional dancers and a drum group welcomed folks from around the country and around the world. A pair of traditional lodges stood before a series of canopies where they registered and received numbers and bibs for the next day’s run. In addition, several vendors’ booths offered all sorts of items, including locally crafted offerings by Blackfeet artists.

The campgrounds at Red Eagle filled to capacity with runners and their friends while local hotels also found themselves with rooms as full as they are at the peak of the tourist season. It was estimated around 5,000 visitors came, including more than 1,800 runners. Events at Red Eagle continued into the evening with speakers and cultural experts talking about the history of the Blackfeet people.

Saturday morning, the runners lined up about a mile south of Kiowa at the Looking Glass Road starting line at 6 a.m. The early start meant most of the runners were able to complete the 13-mile course before the rains began in earnest. 

The run is mostly uphill for the first several miles, followed by a long downhill stretch as the road descends from Two Medicine Ridge and crosses Two Medicine River. From there, the road climbs again as it rises toward the East Glacier Park Cemetery and then descends into town. Runners made their way behind the East Glacier Park Lodge, ascended through the Golf Course, and ended their journey beneath an archway leading to the front lawn at the Lodge. Each runner’s name and hometown was announced as they came across the line.

Many locals joined the race - coming from Browning, Cut Bank and East Glacier Park - and their results follow below. The information lists the runner’s place, name, hometown, chip time, age and their place in their division. The results are preliminary.

Glacier Half Marathon

Saturday - June 16, 2018

44-Narsis Reevis; Browning; 1:39:25.0;35; M 35-39

48-Matt Harrington; Browning; 1:39:52.1; 30;10; M 30-34 

71-Roy R McNabb; Browning; 1:44:21.5; 37; 9; M 35-39

103-Tre Shepherd; Browning;1:48:05.1;18; 4; M 15-19

125-DerekSharp;Browning;1:50:27.9;16; 6;M 15-19

127-Chris Reevis; Browning; 1:50:45.2; 16; 7; M 15-19

32-Emmitt Augare; Browning; 2:05:05.7; 17; M 15-19

447-Wendy MadPlume; Browning; 2:11:09.4; 24; 25; F 20-24

641-Roy McNabb;Browning; 2:21:28.7;64; 7; M 60-64

750-Virgil Madplume; Browning; 2:26:22.7;34; 64; M 30-34

1264 -Kylie Wells; Browning; 2:53:35.1; 18; 15; F 15-19 

1287 Curtis Marceau;Browning; 2:56:00.2; 20; 32; M 20-24

1292Kyra Mad Plume; Browning; 2:56:20.1; 32; 213; F 30-34

1316  Eugene Wells; Browning; 2:57:50.0; 64;12; M 60-64

1371 Deacon John Gobert; Browning; 3:01:55.2; 70; 5; M 70-74

1407 Howard Wells;Browning; 3:04:45.2; 61; 13; M 60-64

1468 Rebecca Running Crane; Browning; 3:08:27.5; 24; 97; F 20-24

1526; Sheila Hall;Browning; 3:13:07.0; 42; 107; F 40-44

1580 Kelsey Hall; Browning; 3:18:16.4; 30; 250; F 30-34

1581 Cherie Show; Browning; 3:18:16.7; 46; 76; F 45-49

1653 Shelby Gobert; Browning; 3:28:18.5; 22; 114; F 20-24

1691;Laura Castro; Browning; 3:35:29.9; 28;255; F 25-29

1703 KJ Bear Medicine; Browning; 3:36:36.0; 55; 32; M 55-59

1753 Jessica Edwards; Browning; 3:48:25.4; 34; 272; F 30-34

697 Shayna Schildt; East Glacier Park; 2:24:08.0; 33; 95; F 30-34

698 Sienna Speicher; East Glacier Park; 2:24:09.9; 35; 61; F 35-39

1374 Kathy Schmid; East Glacier Park; 3:02:00.9; 59; 30; F 55-59

10 Brian Suttle; Cut Bank; 1:26:03.0; 40; 1M Master

39; Darin Wynn; Cut Bank;1:38:46.5;43; 3M Master

834 K. Dunaway; Cut Bank; 2:30:31.1; 12; 2; F 12-14

835 Jamie Suttle; Cut Bank; 2:30:31.9; 34; 114; F 30-34

910 Suzy Michael; Cut Bank; 2:33:22.1; 40; 59; F 40-44

1012 Melanie Home Gun; Cut Bank; 2:37:45.2; 55; 15; F 55-59

1146 Megan Adams; Cut Bank; 2:45:24.7; 25; 184; F 25-29

1556 Kelly Johnson; Cut Bank; 3:15:12.9; 57; 43; F 55-59

1749 Mary Fenger; Cut Bank; 3:47:44.4; 47; 91; F 45-49

1758 Venus Dodson; Cut Bank; 3:50:59.2; 55; 52; F 55-59

1781 Karla Coy;  Cut Bank; 3:58:32.9; 47; 97; F 45-49

1786 Kara Buttke; Cut Bank; 4:00:51.8; 29; 266; F 25-29

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