Runners Triumph at the Williston Marathon: A Day of Athletic Excellence
Williston's inaugural marathon was held at Williston Basin International Airport, and the results of the significant competition are now available. There was a 5K walk, a 5K run, a 10K run, a 1/2 marathon, and the marathon itself at the event. The inaugural annual gathering was a huge success, with attendees from all around the world.
122 racers showed up early for this fierce, but fun competition. Everyone who took part in the race, from children to parents to seasoned runners, had a fantastic day!
Organizers sent us the results.
Men's 1/2 marathon winner:
James Powers: 1:32:51. That's a 7-minute mile pace!
Women's 1/2 marathon winner:
Men's marathon winner:
Cody Richards from Minot Airforce Base - 3 hours 29 minutes and 58 seconds. That is exactly 8 minutes per mile pace.
Women's marathon winner:
Sarah Denning from Nashua, MT 6:13;05
Overall, organizers say it was a great day and are already looking forward to next year. Both Hugh and Janessa were quick to thank all who participated in the run and wanted to shout out to the volunteers and sponsors for making it all possible. For the first year, it was defiantly a success all the way around.
Not only was this an excellent day for area runners, but it was also a massive kick-off for the Upper Missouri Relay For Life. Proceeds raised were donated back to relay efforts in Williston. Marathon organizers are happy to report that $21,000 was raised on Saturday.