Despite being delayed a day due to cold weather, this year’s 34th Annual Wild Katahdin Trust Snow Run went off without a hitch on Sunday, February 4th.

As a result, $500 was raised for the Houlton Recreation Department in their effort to raise funds for some much needed playground equipment upgrades, including a sensory swing and wheelchair-accessible glider. This new equipment would ensure that all children have the chance to feel the exhilaration of moving through space in fun, enriching ways.

“We’re proud to continually support the Wild Katahdin Trust Snow Run each year because it does so much good right here in our own backyard,” said Krista Putnam, Katahdin Trusts Vice President of Marketing.

Thanks to the Houlton Recreation Department, Town of Houlton, the Aroostook Musterds Running Club, the Houlton Police Department, race participants and the many volunteers it took to make it happen.

“Each year the Town of Houlton, Katahdin Trust and the Musterds come together to make the Wild Katahdin Trust Snow Run happen,” said Marie Carmichael, Director of the Houlton Parks & Recreation Department. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Nearly 20 runners and several walkers took part in this year’s race, despite the date being changed due to cold weather. Congratulations to the Race’s top finisher, PJ Gorneault. He finished the 5K run in 17:12. Second place went to Thomas Bechum with a time of 18:20, and rounding out the top three was Chris Rines with a time of 19:55.