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2015 Let Freedom Run Race Results

Chad Bishop, 42, of Missoula, visiting his wife’s family in Choteau for the 4th of July, won the 32nd annual Let Freedom Run 5K, completing the course in 19:14. He was also the winner in the men’s 40 and older division.

The first female finisher was Sandy Thomas, 38 of Great Falls, who finished in a time of 21:09, and was also the winner in the women’s 39 and younger division. Thomas was also the female division overall winner in the Got Grit? obstacle course 5K on July 3.

The other top-two winners were Mikael Norlander, 37, of Gievle, Sweden, winning the men’s 0-39 age division in a time of 24:17, and Jennifer Hawes, 41, of Great Falls, winning the women’s age 40 and older division in a time of 22:47.

The top men’s and women’s finishers received $25 in Choteau Bucks.

This year’s Fourth of July fun run drew 100 registered runners. The 5K drew 75 runners and walkers, while the 1-mile fun run/walk had 25 finishers. This year’s race numbers were down from the 2014 total of 138.

In the 1-mile fun run/walk and the Ellie Hawes, 11, of Great Falls and Elsah Bechtold, 12, of Choteau, tied for first with a time of 8:06. In the male division, Abram Martin, 7, of Choteau won first-place with a time of 9:06. They each received a $10 gift certificate to Main Street Express.

Grizzly Activity Inc. of Choteau organizes the 4th of July fun run races with help from the Healthy Teton County Coalition, an organization that is promoting healthy activities and lifestyles throughout the county.

Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Choteau City Park playground replacement project.

One-mile

All finishers

1. Ellie Hawes, 11, Great Falls, 8:06

2. Elsah Bechtold, 12, Choteau, 8:06

3. Liberty LaValley, 12, Choteau, 8:25

4. Abram Martin, 7, Choteau, 9:06

5. Tallin McCarthy, 8, Choteau, 9:22

6. Kaitlyn Thomas, 9, Great Falls, 9:47

7. Justin Vaughn, 7, Davenport, Wash., 9:48

8. Shane Thomas, 7, Great Falls, 9:50

9. DeVonna McCartney, 36, Choteau, 10:24

10. Hannah Martin, 8, Choteau, 11:01

11. Pax Martin, 5, Choteau, 11:21

12. Micah Martin, 35, Choteau, 11:22

13. Irene Britton, 62, Portland, Ore., 11:28

14. Rowen Maden, 8, Bellingham, Wash., 11:48

15. Carter Maden, 41, Bellingham, 11:49

16. Katie Hatch, 7, Fairfield, 13:06

17. Rachael Hatch, 4, Fairfield, 13:06

18. Madi Hatch, 4, Fairfield, 13:06

19. Cal Hatch, 5, Fairfield, 13:13

20. Carson Hatch, 35, Fairfield, 13:13

21. Bert Rice, 78, Odenton, Md., 14:49

22. Sage Maden, 5, Bellingham, 15:54

23. Rebecca Krueger, 41, Bellingham, 15:55

24. Zoe Marvel, 6, Las Vegas, Nev., 15:55

25. Morgan Garza, 13, Helena, 15:55.

5K results

Men’s 0-39

1. Mikael Norlander, 37, Gievle, Sweden, 24:17

2. Ethan Garza, 11, 26:30

3. Paul Hendricks, 13, Bozeman, 28:42

4. Kayson Brown, 11, Fairfield, 29:33

5. Jack Miller, 12, Bountiful, Utah, 30:28

6. Isaak Brott, 30, Minneapolis, Minn., 31:16

7. Charles Hlavac, 30, Choteau, 31:52

8. Nathan Gunderson, 7, Choteau, 32:55

9. Lucas Gunderson, 37, Choteau, 33:01

10. Dino Musielewicz, 26, Fargo, N.D., 33:24

11. John Hendricks, 9, Bozeman, 34:57

12. Jeb Berg, 11, Bozeman, 37:55

13. Patrick Mellinger, 33, Power, 38:15

14. Jess Mackin, 14, Bozeman, 39:59

15. Joe Gormley, 36, Groton, Conn., 54:18

16. Finn Berg, 9, Bozeman, 1:01:32.

Men’s 40 and older

1. Chad Bishop, 42, Missoula, 19:14

2. Justin Cleveland, 54, Fairfield, 20:59

3. Michael Mitchell, Great Falls, 56, 21:06

4. Owen Anderson, 48, Conrad, 21:19

5. Alexander McCann, 45, Hermiston, Ore., 22:00

6. Mats Gustafson, 40, Gievle, Sweden, 23:14

7. Brent Bateman, 52, Tualatin, Ore., 25:01

8. Gary Pannabecker, 63, Choteau, 25:39

9. Chad Darr, 42, Bozeman, 28:55

10. Rod Duty, 54, Choteau, 30:11

11. Brian Bastinelli, 43, York, Pa., 30:26

12. John Murnane, 53, Choteau, 30:31

13. Ross Drishinski, Dupuyer, 46, 30:57

14. Glenn Wilkinson, 68, Winnetka, Calif., 32:02

15. Rob Cook, 49, Conrad, 33:58

16. Johnny Ragsdive, 68, Bozeman, 34:42

17. Eric Reynolds, 48, Bozeman, 38:54.

Women’s 0-39

1. Sandy Thomas, 38, Great Falls, 21:09

2. Brittnie Herbst, 31, Choteau, 21:12

3. Jen Brown, 37, Fairfield, 27:04

4. Mary Miller, 15, Bountiful, Utah, 27:09

5. Ellen Hoppell, no age, Brooking, S.D., 27:29

6. Emma Gunderson, 11, Choteau, 28:59

7. Rebecca Allen, 35, Augusta, 30:10

8. Ivy Baker, 30, Augusta, 30:14

9. Tara Rice, Washington, D.C., 30:14

10. Kaela Rosenbaum, 14, Missoula, 30:59

11. Tisha Rosenbaum, 23, Missoula, 31:00

12. Melissa Moyer, 30, Choteau, 31:52

13. Katherine Musielewicz, 26, Fargo, N.D., 33:23

14. Molly (Brown) Salmond, 24, Kalispell, 33:33

15. Claire Hendricks, 14, Bozeman, 33:40

16. Megan Helmer, 31, Vaughn, 35:54

17. Christine McIntyre, 24, Belgrade, 38:09

18. Athea Reynolds, 10, Bozeman, 38:51

19. Rebecca Goldhahn (no age listed), Belgrade, 38:59

20. Sainte Dale, 39, Fairfield, 40:19

21. Laura Rulison, 27, Winnsboro, Texas, 46:04

22. Haiden Reynolds, 14, Bozeman, 59:52.

Women’s 40 and older

1. Jennifer Hawes, 41, Great Falls, 22:47

2. Elizabeth Down, 40, Seattle, Wash., 27:51

3. Michela Fitzgerald, 46, Bozeman, 29:03

4. Karrie Crabtree, 45, Choteau, 29:39

5. Melody Martinsen, 49, Choteau, 29:39

6. Carlene Neal, 57, Monmouth, Ore., 30:13

7. Marlene Killian, 66, Great Falls, 31:19

8. Aneite Norlander, 42, Gievle, Sweden, 31:58

9. Mary Wilkinson, 65, Winnetka, Calif., 32:01

10. Sue Gollehon, 67, Fairfield, 34:18

11. Kristi Aklestad, 40, Shelby, 35:11

12. Chris Reynolds, 46, Bozeman, 37:55

13. B.J. McNair, 61, Great Falls, 40:20

14. Johanna Mellinger, 56, Power, 41:48

15. Fava Evensen, 75, Choteau, 43:12

16. Kristina Sons, 41, Choteau, 46:05

17. Jenny Price, 48, Helena, 47:09

18. Anne Gormley, 69, Pierre, S.D., 54:18

19. Anna Reynolds, 44, Bozeman, 59:58