Runners flood the streets for Mustang Days Fun Run


What just might be a record number of participants lined up for the Mustang Days Fun Run Saturday morning. 

The race, sponsored by Club Dauntless, saw 140 runners participate in the mile or 5K runs, according to Club Dauntless co-owner Stacy Bair. 

Places were not kept for the mile, but Connor Hoyt of Burlington won the 5K, with Jacob Thomas of Lovell second, not far behind him. The top female runner was Natasha Lewis of Billings, and placing second was Emily Asay of Lovell. 

“We were so happy with the turnout,” Bair said. “It was heartwarming to see families participating together, even some young enough for strollers and wagons. One of the one-mile participants shared with us that she recently had to relearn to walk after an accident. She said that, if she could in fact complete it, it would be the farthest she had walked in several years. We were thrilled to cheer her on as she crossed the finish line. 

“We also really enjoy holding the run near the Mustang Breakfast. We enjoy the camaraderie with the North Big Horn Hospital staff and the firemen.”