2018 Wild Katahdin Trust Snow Run brings in funds for Houlton Recreation Department

HOULTON, Maine - Despite being delayed a day due to cold weather, the 34th Annual Wild Katahdin Trust Snow Run went off without a hitch on Sunday, February 4th, and as a result $500 was raised for the Houlton Recreation Department.

“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 Trust’s Vice President of Marketing. “For 100 years now, Katahdin Trust has been committed to being a positive influence, to providing opportunity, to making lives better in the communities that we serve, and we believe the Wild Katahdin Trust Snow Run does just that.”

Funds raised will stay in the community and benefit 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.

“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. Thank you to everyone who took part in making this event such a success.”

Nearly 20 runners and several walkers took part in this year’s race, despite the date being changed due to cold weather. PJ Gorneault finished the 5K run in first place with a time of 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.