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Inaugural Bear Paw Marathon unites the region


Last updated 6/7/2021 at 12:25pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Participants in the inaugural Bear Paw Marathon run in the half-marathon portion of the event Saturday on Montana Secondary Highway 234.

After being postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural Bear Paw Marathon, held June 5 in Havre, was a success.

Whether running in the day's 5K, half marathon or the full marathon race, runners came together following more than a year of anticipation to finally achieve their goals. 

"Since I started running six, seven years ago, this has kind of always been one of my dreams is to be able to run in your hometown. I mean, I never expected I'd win this thing. It's unbelievable," marathon winner Chris Durward said.

Durward said he expected to finish the race, which covered...

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