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Bear Paw Marathon makes its long-awaited debut


Last updated 6/4/2021 at 8:09am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

The scenic Bear Paw Mountains will be the backdrop for the inaugural Bear Paw Marathon, which is set for Saturday. The event was supposed to debut in 2020, but was canceled because of the pandemic. Now though, more than 300 runners and hundreds of volunteers and workers will participate in Saturday's event, which features a marathon, a half marathon and a 5K run, which all start in or near scenic Beaver Creek Park.

Get ready runners because the Bear Paw Marathon will finally be coming to Havre this Saturday. The marathon was originally set to hold its inaugural run last year but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented it from going forward.

With the marathon finally set to go, Julea Robbins, from the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce which is putting on the marathon, is ready to get it started.

"It feels fantastic and I think having that extra year definitely gave us the push that we need to make this marathon great," Robbins said.

Over 300 runners will compete Saturday, with the event that will consist of...

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