Cow Country Stampede 2016

80 runners turned out for the Nov. 26 Cow Country Stampede race. 

For the first year ever, event organizers reversed the route — forcing runners to trod slightly uphill on Melville Road instead of downhill, while also providing a view of the Crazy Mountains.

The change in course had another purpose too — it put the finish line at the Melville Lutheran Church where a group of high schoolers were preparing chili inside. The students sold the dish to raise funds for an upcoming mission trip to southern Kenya.

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MACKENZIE REISS / Big Timber Pioneer