The 39th annual Houlton Snow Run 5K and Walk took place on Saturday, March 11, at the John Millar Civic Center in Houlton, Maine. This year’s event saw 35 participants (28 runners and seven walkers) compete.
The Houlton Snow Run is a popular event that has been a staple in the community for almost four decades. This year’s run continued to pledge all its proceeds towards benefiting the RSU29/GHCA track and field program, a program that has helped many young athletes develop their skills and achieve their goals. Over $700 was raised.
“The event was a great success, with participants of all ages and abilities coming together to support a worthy cause,” said Race Director Chris Rines. “There was a strong sense of community spirit and camaraderie among the participants, with everyone cheering each other on and sharing in the accomplishment of finishing the race.”
After the race, participants had a chance to catch up with friends and fellow runners. Medals were also awarded to the top finishers in each age category and door prizes were distributed among those in attendance.
Claiming the overall victory in the male category was Stephen Grierson in 17:49, while the top overall female, Teanne Ewings, finished just a second behind him in 17:50.Taking top honors in the walking division was Catherine Fraser clearing the two-mile course in 30:22.
Overall, the 39th annual Houlton Snow Run 5K and Walk was a fantastic event that brought the community together for a great cause. The organizers would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors who helped make this year’s event such a success.Thank you to this year’s shirt sponsors – MACS Trading Post, Dr. Peter Johnson, DMD, and Hogan Tire Company; to our door prize sponsors –
County Physical Therapy, LLC and Smith & Wesson INC; to the Town of Houlton – John Millar Civic Center and Houlton Police Department; Race photographers – Maine Running Photos; Region Two School of Applied Technology Welding for their help with awards.
“We look forward to coming back next year on March 9 for the 40th edition of the snow run,” Rines added.
Category winners are: Overall Male, Stephen Grierson and Overall Female, Teanne Ewings; U14 Boys, James Brady and U14 Girls,Brooklyn Philbrook;15 – 18 Boys, Westly Dyer and 15-18 Girls, Natalie Johnson; 19 – 29 Me, Andy Bushy and 19-29 Women, Katelyn Osborne; 30 – 39 Men, (vacant) and 30-39 Women, Sarah Williams;40 – 49 Men, Joel Philbrook and 40-49 Women, Katie Duff; 50 – 59 Men, Bob McHatten and 50-59 Women, Angela Ewings; and 60 and up Men and Women, (vacant).
- Stephen Grierson M19-29 17:49
- Teanne Ewings F15-18 17:50
- Westley Dyer M15-18 18:19
- James Brady M14U 19:32
- Jacob Brezovky M15-18 20:18
- Malachi Witmer M14U 20:22
- Nathan Brady M14U 21:29
- Natalie Johnson F15-18 21:46
- Katelyn Osborne F19-29 21:52
- Teagan Ewings F19-29 23:17
- Colton Simoes M14U 23:42
- Jack Philbrook M14U 23:43
- Joel Philbrook M40-49 24:11
- Phillip Espenscheid M15-18 24:43
- Bob McHatten M50-59 24:40
- Logan Witmer M14U 24:53
- Angela Ewings F50-59 24:54
- Sarah Williams F30-39 25:04
- Brooklyn Philbrook F14U 25:14
- Katie Duff F40-49 25:30
- McKenna Phillips F15-18 25:33
- Serena Lufkin F19-29 26:15
- Amy Witmer F40-49 26:48
- Andy Bouchie M19-29 27:32
- Jessica Philbrook F40-49 28:07
- Beth Poliquin F40-49 32:56
- Aimen Simoes M15-18 34:01
- Danlen Espenscheid F15-18 34:02
2 Mile Walk results:
- Catherine Fraser 30:22
- Dan Randall 30:23
- Christina Johnson 33:25
- Amanda Nkamwesiga 33:26
- Sophie Bailey 35:07
- Jennifer Brisley 35:46
- Brenda Bailey 35:47
Photos courtesy of Leo Kashian via Maine Running Photos