Pinedale Half Marathon: Racing to raise money
Joan Mitchell courtesy photos
PINEDALE — More than 300 people participated in this year’s Pinedale Half Marathon, 10K and 1-Mile Fun Run, held Saturday, Sept. 16.
The half-marathon course is an out-and-back race between Pinedale and Fremont Lake. The 10K course begins at the Fremont Lake Lookout north of Pinedale and follows a downhill decent back to town. The 1-Mile Fun Run followed town streets, with the start and finish lines at Rendezvous Pointe.
Top male and female overall finishers were recognized for both the Half Marathon and the 10K races in several age categories. A complete list of results is available online at https://my.raceresult.com/250966/results.
Half Marathon top three overall - men’s division
Twenty-three people entered the men’s division of the Pinedale Half Marathon. Michael Lutz, 36, was first over the finish line in 1:25:22, followed by Noah Kolis, 28, in second place with a time of 1:26:31 and Rob Murphy, 58, in third place with a time of 1:34:53.
Half Marathon top three overall - women’s division
Twenty-six people entered the women’s division of the Pinedale Half Marathon. Kathryn Heffron, 31, was the first female to cross the finish line, with a time of 1:47:09, followed by Kaycee Wagner, 35, in second place with a time of 1:52:15, and Amanda Margrave, 36, in third place with a time of 1:53:26.
10K top three finishers - men’s division
Thirty men competed in Saturday’s 10K race. Tyler Franklin, 20, in first place with a time of 40:56, followed by Kris Holmes, 38, in second place with a time of 41:11, and Brent Peacock, 61, in third place with a time of 41:38.
10K top three finishers - women’s division
Fifty-three women competed in the 10K race on Sept. 16. Amber Robbins, 43, in first place with a time of 54:47, followed by Terry Cain, 63, in second place with a time of 56:57, and Valerie Boggs, 45, in third place with a time of 57:39.
1-Mile Fun Run - men’s division
Seventy-seven people competed in the men’s division of the One Mile Fun Run. Javier Pawlowski, 12, placed first with a time of 6:42, followed by Victor Filkins, 11, in second place with a time of 6:49, and Samuel Robbins, 13, with a time of 6:53.
1-Mile Fun Run - women’s division
Ninety-nine people completed in the women’s division of the One Mile Fun Run. Kendall Horrocks, 42, finished the One Mile Fun Run in first place with a time of 7:21. Valeria Pawlowski, 13, completed the fun run in second place with a time of 7:27. She was followed by Tiffany Thomas, 35, in third place with a time of 8:04.
Following the races, the Pinedale Lion’s Club and local chef Sue Eversull served up a free community bbq with delicious side salads and desserts.
The Pinedale Half Marathon and 10K races were first held in 2004 but in 2022, the focus of the event shifted from a one-day race into a three-month fundraising campaign for the many nonprofits of Sublette County. Today, this series of races is the culminating event of Foundation 23’s Community Fundraiser, with $5 from each entry fee donated to a local nonprofit of the racer’s choosing.
Thanks to generous local sponsors, $39,760 in matching funds were available for the 2023 fundraising efforts. Foundation 23’s giving campaign began on July 1 and ended Sept. 23.
For more information or to get involved, visit https://www.foundation23.org/.