Thirty-five take part in 39th annual 39th annual Houlton Snow Run 5K and Walk

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HOULTON, Maine — The 39th annual Houlton Snow Run 5K and Walk took place on Saturday, March 11 at the John Millar Civic Center. This year’s event saw 35 participants compete (28 runners and seven walkers) in the beautiful Saturday morning weather.

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 for the program.

Overall male and female race winners Stephen Grierson and Teanne Ewings go toe to toe up until the finish line. Grierson won in 17:49 with Ewings a second behind. (Courtesy of Leo Kashian/Maine Running Photos)

The event was a great success, with participants of all ages and abilities coming together to support a worthy cause. 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 minutes, 49 seconds 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.

First-place finisher Catherine Fraser and second place Dan Randall in the walker’s division. (Courtesy of Leo Kashian/Maine Running Photos)

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!

Category winners were as follows:

Overall Male – Stephen Grierson, Female – Teanne Ewings

U14 Boys – James, Girls – Brooklyn Philbrook

15-18 Boys – Westly Dyer, Girls – Natalie Johnson

19-29 Men – Andy Bushy, Women – Katelyn Osborne

30-39 Men – (vacant), Women – Sarah Williams

40-49 Men – Joel Philbrook, Women – Katie Duff

50-59 Men – Bob McHatten, Women – Angela Ewings

Photos courtesy of Leo Kashian via Maine Running Photos


Full 5K results: 1. Stephen Grierson M19-29 17:49; 2. Teanne Ewings F15-18 17:50; 3. Westley Dyer M15-18 18:19; 4. James Brady M14U 19:32; 5. Jacob Brezovky M15-18 20:18; 6. Malachi Witmer M14U 20:22; 7. Nathan Brady M14U 21:29; 8. Natalie Johnson F15-18 21:46; 9. Katelyn Osborne F19-29 21:52; 10. Teagan Ewings F19-29 23:17; Colton Simoes M14U 23:42; 12. Jack Philbrook M14U 23:43; 13. Joel Philbrook M40-49 24:11; 14. Phillip Espenscheid M15-18 24:43; 15. Bob McHatten M50-59 24:40; 16. Logan Witmer M14U 24:53; 17. Angela Ewings F50-59 24:54; 18. Sarah Williams F30-39 25:04; 19. Brooklyn Philbrook F14U 25:14; 20. Katie Duff F40-49 25:30; McKenna Phillips F15-18 25:33; 22. Serena Lufkin F19-29 26:15; 23. Amy Witmer F40-49 26:48; 24. Andy Bouchie M19-29 27:32; 25. Jessica Philbrook F40-49 28:07; 26. Beth Poliquin F40-49 32:56; 27. Aimen Simoes M15-18 34:01; and 28. Danlen Espenscheid F15-18 34:02.

2-mile walk results: 1. Catherine Fraser 30:22; 2. Dan Randall 30:23; 3. Christina Johnson 33:25; 4. Amanda Nkamwesiga 33:26; 5. Sophie Bailey 35:07; 6. Jennifer Brisley 35:46; and 7. Brenda Bailey 35:47.

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