Whitefish Marathon Powered by Hammer Nutrition Reaches New Heights in Montana

Record number of finishers, locals and returning champs highlight 17th annual event

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Contact: Kim Jackson

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WHITEFISH, Mont. (May 20, 2024) – Nearly 1,110 finishers crossed the finish line of the sold-out Whitefish Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Powered by Hammer Nutrition on Saturday, May 18, 2024, establishing a new record for the long-standing event. The record number of finishers elevates Whitefish Marathon’s ranking to one of the three largest marathons in the state. The 17th annual event brought runners and walkers from 44 states and three countries to the streets and trails of Whitefish, Montana.

Local runners used their home-field advantage to dominate the podium, with seven from Whitefish and more than three-fourths from Montana. Whitefish resident Micah Drew returned to break his own half marathon course record from 2022 by 0.6 seconds (determined by clock time). Alyssa Foote defended her 5K title from 2023, with 2022 winner Kari Eberline close on her heels.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) selected the Whitefish Marathon to host one of its championship events, providing an extra incentive for podium contenders to earn the RRCA Western Region Championship. Thanks to the support of Hammer Nutrition, event organizers were able to offer a cash purse to the top finishers of the full and half marathons for the third time.

Race winners and podium finishers include:

Whitefish Marathon Powered by Hammer Nutrition:

Male 1 (overall) – Andrew Griffin, 2:50:20, Spokane, Wash.

Male 2 – Ryan Wilbur, 2:55:05, Kalispell, Mont.

Male 3 – Jared Thigpen, 2:56:55, Louisville, Colo.

Female 1 – Sam Avery, 3:05:49, Whitefish

Female 2 – Scarlet Kaplan, 3:13:42, Whitefish

Female 3 – Charlene Leroux, 3:27:57, Lethbridge, Alberta

Whitefish Half Marathon Powered by Hammer Nutrition:

Male 1 (overall and new course record) – Micah Drew, 1:11:07, Whitefish

Male 2 – Peter Schommer, 1:12:19, Helena, Mont.

Male 3 – Cody Moore, 1:12:45, Whitefish

Female 1 – Katrina Ivancic, 1:23:05, Bozeman, Mont.

Female 2 – Nicole Murray, 1:27:21, Missoula, Mont.

Female 3 – Flavie Dokken, 1:31:12, Whitefish

The Wave 5K:

Male 1 (overall) – Peter Frank, 17:12, Whitefish

Male 2 – Michael Mancoske, 18:00, Kalispell

Male 3 – Liam Gallagher, 18:41, Whitefish

Female 1 – Alyssa Foote, 18:54, Missoula

Female 2 – Kari Eberline, 21:35, Kalispell

Female 3 – Kendall Jasco, 24:28, Chico, Calif.

To view full race results and future event information, please visit WhitefishMarathon.com.

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