Prickly Pear Land Trust's 18th annual Don't Fence Me In Trail Run, took place Saturday before last. We saw a major increase in participation -- up 200 from last year, for a total of 1,000 participants.
Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the beautiful day, and to our volunteer leaders who make this race possible. This race celebrates our public lands, open space, and world-class trail system in Helena's South Hills. It requires over 100 volunteers and hundreds of volunteer hours preparing for race day, serving as traffic course-guards, cheering on runners, race medics/EMT's, and so much more.
All volunteer and race planning is led by PPLT's race committee, many of whom have served on that committee for 18 years. To our race committee members Betsy Nordell, Bob Walker, Charlie Adams, Dave Hagen, Jonathan Krauss, Kelli Butenko, Martin Miller, Mike Roberts, Paul Lavigne, Peggy O'Neill, Robert Rasmussen, and Sherry Berrin: On behalf of PPLT staff and board, trail-lovers throughout Montana and beyond, and each of the 1,000 runners, walkers, and dog-walkers from this year...THANK YOU for your commitment to the work of the land trust and for an incredible event for our community!!
Mary Hollow, PPLT Executive Director