Celebrate the Swan

Celebrate the Swan Foot & Bike Races
The Swan Ecosystem Center’s 12th annual footraces and the 2nd annual bike races took place on June 28 in Condon. 1 mile fun run, 5k walk, 5k run, 10k run and half marathon completed the foot races. The bike races included 13 & 34 mile distances .
Celebrate the Swan (CTS) supports the opening and maintenance of 98 miles of recreational trails along the Swan Front and in the Mission Mountains Wilderness .
A raffle encouraged racers and spectators to “support their habit” of trail use. Unbeknownst to most folks, Swan Ecosystem Center raises 75% of monies required to fund Mission Mountains Wilderness back country rangers Kari Gunderson and Luke Lamar, and Swan Front trail steward Mike Childs, to allow the rest of us access to the world class trails that we have here in the Swan.
Despite a steady rain, 141 individuals turned out to challenge themselves with a foot race, bike race, or in the case of five racers, a combination of the two.
Racers representing Montana came from Missoula, Butte, Evaro, Ronan, Bonner, Polson, Dillon, Seeley Lake, Columbia Falls, Trego, Bozeman, Kalispell, Helena, Stevensville, Florence and Condon .
Out of state participants included racers from Colorado, Missouri, Washington, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, California, Tennessee and Virginia.
The half marathon was the largest race, with 54 runners. Overall winner was Polson’s Jason Delaney, with a time of 1:13:52. Lauren Arnold of Polson was the first woman in, at 1:28:33.
The 10k was won by Will Clarke of Condon, with a time of 39:29. Polson’s Malia Seeley came in first for the women at 45:53. 
5k winner was Missoula’s Ryan Sherwood at 21:33, with Lily Clarke of Condon as the first female runner to finish less than two minutes later at 23:12.
Polson’s Matt Seeley , after first running the half marathon earlier in the morning in 1:22:54, flew past his fellow 34 mile bike racers to finish out his bike race at 1:57:33.
The 13 mile bike race was conquered by 5k winner, Ryan Sherwood, in a time of 1:00:42.
The Celebrate the Swan Races are held the last Saturday in June. See you next year!

Our special thanks to the people who chose to race here and to our wonderful sponsors, without whom, this race would not be possible.


Sponsors and Donors to the Celebrate the Swan Race 

The sponsors for this year's race are noted below. Three of these businesses have sponsored the race all twelve years. They are Clearwater Montana Properties, Hungry Bear Steak House and Swan River Valley Real Estate. We are honored by their continued support and for the support of all the businesses and organizations noted below. Please mention that you appreciate their endorsement of the Swan Ecosystem Center's trail maintenance program.

































 
 
 

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2014 CELEBRATE THE SWAN RACE RESULTS
Names in Bold are 1st place in their categories.

1 mile NAME BIB # TIME
1 Kaden Thornsberry181  8:02
2 Kylie Gallagher 186  8:16
3 Ava Thornsberry 180  8:35
4 Teague McElwee 183  9:19
5 Isabel Seeley         185  9:45
6 Jennifer Gallagher184 11:04
7 Calleigh Lambert 182 12:38

5k Walk  NAME BIB # TIME
1 Fred Longhart  249 39:47
2 Brian Punches 218 43:11
3 Don Limuti 251 47:01
4 Linda Haverfield 225 47:04
5 Phil Surrena 247 47:06
6 Sharon Surrena 248 47:06
7 Jim Rentfro 222 50:11
8 Libby Quinn 219 50:11
9 Marla Punches 217 50:11
10 Terry Quinn 220 52:18
11 Penny Johnson 214 52:18
12 Barbara Raible 221 53:37
13 Sharon Lamar 246 53:37
14 Bonnie Mueller 216 53;37
15 Steve Lamar 245 53:37
16 Suzanne Rowlands200 1:05:57

5k Run NAME BIB # TIME
1 Ryan Sherwood 315 21:33
2 Lily Clarke 309 23:12
3 Susan Ford 393 23:52
4 Jackie Smith 366 26:28
5 Leon Biggs 392 27:41
6 Sarah Caffery 365 28:13
7 Gwen Seeley 311 28:23
8 Peter Guynn 313 28:48
9 Ed Boniecki 369 29:30
10 Kirk Crews 368 29:30
11 Owen McElwee 308 29:44
12 Jayla Kauffman 307 32:35
13 Jennifer Courtney 367  34:00
14 Anne Dahl 394 34:11
15 Cali Cannon 310 35:00
16 Judy Bilile 391 38:31
17 Chad Stutzman 304 39:10
18 Amy Grout 305 39:58
19 Diane Whited 303 39:58
20 Betty Toczek 390 41:09
21 Shelly Fischer 314 47:01
22 Sue Gelber 472 49:18
23 Katie Gelber 312 49:18
24 Mariesa Nelson 302 52:28
25 Audrey Rydbom 301  52:28
26 Frankie Lambert 398  57:12


10k Run NAME               BIB #  TIME
1 Will Clarke 469 39:29
2 Clark Christensen483 41:15
3 Chris McElwee 474 45:46
4 Malia Seeley 480 45:53
5 Michael Mayernick482 46:25
6 Rebekah Rafferty 487 48:52
7 Ted Etter 479 49:06
8 Chantel Thornsberry477 49:47
9 Adam Lieberg 403 50:04
10 Laura Ardvison 488 52:12
11 Vickie Edwards 471 53:31
12 Michael Smith 476 54:46
13 Anne Millar 486 55:23
14 Charlotte Delaney 402 57:22
15 Leslie Anderson 468 59:40
16 Katie Carlson 484 1:00:11
17 Annelies Pederson 485 1:00:12
18 Tom Cook 470 1:08:15
19 Carissa Benjamin 556 1:08:53
20 Shawn Pye 475 1:11:06
21 Kathy Navarez 397 1:20:01
22 Gregory Zell 478 1:21:04
23 Bob Hayes 489 1:21:11

HALF
MARATHON
 NAME BIB # TIME

1 Jason Delaney 598 1:13:52
2 Alex Sanford 501 1:15:33
3 Mick Salupo 502 1:22:20
4 Matt Seeley 516 1:22:54
5 Lauren Arnold 512 1:28:33
6 Nathan Stone 594 1:34:38
7 Ali Bronston 510 1:34:50
8 Andrew Martin 578 1:35:52
9 Jenny Gulick 573 1:38:45
10 Tana Seeley 517 1:42:37
11 Kelsie Delaney 515 1:44:05
12 Richard Everett 567 1:45:23
13 Ty Whalen 590 1:46:33
14 Daniel Gray 569 1:49:33
15 Bonnie Doenphler520 1:51:11
16 Kim Grover 519 1:51:14
17 Hannah Palmer 582 1:51:22
18 Jesse Hunter 574 1:53:33
19 Lynn Marlow 576 1:57:21
20 Christine Everett 566 1:57:51
21 Theresa Pitts 583 1:58:26
22 Traci Smith 587 1:59:30
23 Craig Claussen 561 1:59:32
24 Ann Grissom 571 1:59:40
25 Deanna McElwee 579 1:59:47
26 Kelly Douglas 595 2:00:11
27 Heather Claussen 560 2:01:05
28 Caleb Desmarais 599 2:01:24
29 Emily Nemore 500 2:02:00
30 Tifani Watkins 509 2:02:35
31 Marjory McClaren 518 2:03:25
32 Jennifer Yonce 591 2:04:50
33 Ben Yonce 592 2:04:50
34 Steven Lauridsen 577 2:05:38
35 Emily Jenkinson 514 2:06:26
36 Carmen Schlosser 513 2:06:44
37 Samuel Nelson 581 2:06:44
38 Jeff Brodie 596 2:07:39
39 Rachel Clemente 562 2:07:57
40 Karen Smikahl-Biggs586 2:08:01
41 Maegen Dills 563 2:12:03
42 Ed Ronat 584 2:16:38
43 Kathie Lapcevic 575 2:20:02
44 Hannah Ohlson 593 2:22:23
45 Cori Sowa 588 2:32:29
46 Darlene McLuskie 580 2:34:30
47 Joanne Anderson 555 2:35:51
48 Melodie Graber 568 2:35:51
49 Andrea Carroll 559 2:39:18
50 Lynn Marlow 576 2:39:20
51 Hilary Stutzman 589 2:45:09
52 Jessica Dyer 564 3:00:26
53 Cathy Greenshields570 3:20:23
54 Jenna Peabody 511 3:32:53

13 mile Bike NAME         BIB#          TIME
1 Ryan Sherwood 619 1:00:42
2 Lynn Carey 618 1:03:54
3 Paul Rudd 616 1:08:31
4 Roger Marshall 615 1:21:45
5 Adrian Vanderwielen617 1:29:29

34 mile Bike NAME BIB# TIME
1 Matt Seeley 750 1:57:33
2 Mark Schoenfeld 753 2:06:24
3 Ali Bronston 754 2:26:33
4 Debra Morrell 709 2:31:26
5 Sara Obnen 752 2:43:02
6 Kirk Crews 751 2:46:23
7 Edward Boniecki 712 2:46:23
8 Raymond Fox 755 3:02:46
9 Judson Harris 711 3:12:09
10 Andrea Stanley 756 3:41:05

Names in
Bold are 1st in their category.


FOOTRACE ROUTE

Mountain Bike Race Route
This year we will start both races at the same location!
(Helmets required for bike race)