The Snow Joke is a timed footrace run during mid-winter in a remote community with potential for cold and heavy snow. The average high temperature on race day in nearby Missoula is 41 degrees, but record lows have dipped well below zero. The race organizers intend to hold the event regardless of conditions. Partcipants should come prepared for the weather.
Race officials will not enforce any time cutoff. However, entrants who run slower than 12 minutes per mile cannot count on continuing aide or active course marshals, although finish times will be recorded until every runner is in.
USATF Montana Championship – Entrants are encouraged to register with USA Track & Field before the race athttp://www.usatf.org/membership/. The USATF recognized the Snow Joke as Montana Half Marathon Championship race. Racers who reside in Montana and who are members of the USATF will automatically be entered in the championship. Results will be determined by USATF Montana and posted at http://www.mtusatf.org.