Butte runners go Hood to Coast

A collection of Butte runners will compete in the 31st Hood To Coast Relay race this week.

The 199-mile relay race starts Friday at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood about 90 miles south east of Portland, Ore. After running past Mount St. Helens, runners will finish in Seaside, Ore.

Some 1,050 teams made of eight to 12 runners will compete.

One Butte team will be made up of Ashley, Matt and Clint Choquette along with Josh Panausk, Lance Oswald, Ozzie Rosenleaf, Zach Essler, Michelle Bazzanella, Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Cheri Simon, Michelle Huntsman and Erin Ellmaker.

Another Butte team includes Eddi Walker, Pat Durkin, Randee Farrow, Joe Griffin, Sherry Vogel, Fred Jozovich, Dave Mueller, Pamela Hanson Deichel, Vivian Akey, Melissa O’Dell, Don Sundberg and Mike Patterson.