The participants of the 3rd annual Festival Walk/Run enjoyed unseasonally warm temperatures as they ran to support the Havre Boys Independent Cross Country team.
The Havre striders previously hosted the event and turned it over to the Havre independent boys this year.
"What a gorgeous day for a race," said organizer and coach Ron Watson. "It was beautiful."
Top three finishers in the womens 5K were Jillian Brough in first followed by Jenna Baltrush in second and Bonnie Webber of Chinook in third.
Taking home the top three places in the mens 5K were Aaron Smith, Garett Watson and Jeff Sprinkle.
Jim Chenoweth and Molly Baltrusch won the mens and womens over-40 5K, respectively.
In the womens mile, Maureen Porter snagged first followed by Jillian Brough and Jenna Baltrusch.
The mens participants had fun with their run and pushed Jeff Sprinkle through the course in a racing stroller.
Brough won the drawing for a night's stay in the Townhouse and Molly Baltrusch won the portable cd player.
While the fun run is a fundraiser, the team does not make any money off the fun run itself.
"It's basically held to be a fun event," said Colleen Watson who helped organize the event. "We wanted to get the (Havre boys) some exposure."
The team is not sponsored by Havre High School due to the Montana High School Athletic Association's regulations on Title IX. The rule states schools must have an equal number of boys and girls sports. The addition of boys cross country would mean another girls sport would have to be added. School officials say funding is not available at the time for a sport such as girls softball.
Most of the money raised comes from donations collected ahead of time from various sponsers. The sponsers get their names on the shirts sold at the event. The money raised helped buy the team jersies and warm-ups.