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Butte runs in a Veterans Day tradition

By Grace Ditzler, KTVM Reporter, gditzler@ktvm.com
Published On: Nov 11 2013 06:18:15 PM MST
Updated On: Nov 11 2013 06:49:11 PM MST
Butte runs in a Veteran's Day tradition
BUTTE, Mont. -

People in Butte celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony at Stodden Park, and followed it up with one of Montana's oldest foot races.

The run began at Stodden Park, and wound its way 5.2 miles through the Flats, ending near the Copper King Hotel.

Butte's Veterans Day race has been a tradition since 1934, and run every year except the period between 1942 to 1947, when it was halted because of World War II.

Runners tells us this is a race with great tradition and significance.

"I'm thankful for the veterans," said female winner Nicole Hunt. "I can be free and run wherever I want and this race is a celebration of that for me."

Kids participated in a shorter 2.5-mile race.