World-class runners speaking at pre-marathon banquet


Last updated 5/23/2022 at 12:25pm

Above left: Tom Raunig, left, runs through Central Park on his way to a sixth-place finish in the New York City Marathon one week after his 23rd birthday. Raunig is one of the speakers lined up for a pre-marathon carbo-loading banquet the day before the second Bear Paw Marathon.

by Alan Sorensen

Friends of the Bear Paw Marathon will host a pre-marathon carbo-loading spaghetti banquet for runners and their friends and families from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Eagles Club in Havre, the day before the second annual marathon. 

The meal will be dedicated to the memory of long-time area running enthusiast and run sponsor Ignatius George "Iggy" Stiffarm of Fort Belknap, who passed away on March 2 of this year after a years-long battle with ALS. 

Stiffarms' Mosquito Run/NeeWahs Run has been run annually for more than 40 years as a featured Saturday-mornin...

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