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Missoula Fraternity Tries To Run To Bozeman For Griz- Cat

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Every two years a University of Montana fraternity runs a relay to Bozeman for the Cat-Griz game. It's all to raise money for a Missoula Charity. Well this year, those runners were getting close to Bozeman when they hit a bump in the road.

The runners had about 60 miles to go, when an Montana Highway Patrol trooper asked them to stop their trek for safety reasons. Now, the fraternity brothers are finishing up the miles they didn't get to run here at the oval. It's become a tradition for Sigma Phi Epsilon in Missoula, 204 miles, every two years.

"Every time the Griz play in Bozeman they put this run together, and raise money for a local non-profit," said Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni, Brint Wahlberg.

Fraternity brothers have put the relay style race together for almost 30 years to raise money for a selected charity, but this year, for the first time, runners are finishing their run at the oval make the full 204 miles.

"We feel that it's the right thing to do to finish race, because we said we would and we're also a pretty diligent group, which is why you're seeing us out here tonight," said Cesar Rivera.

The group was stopped by a Montana Highway Patrol about 60 miles from Bozeman. The trooper said it was too dark to be running without the proper permits and told them to stop their run. This is the first time in 30 years the run was stopped, but the men found another way to finish the trek.

"The feeling running with your brothers for a great cause, especially for a cause that helps another brother that we love, is one of the best feelings I can imagine," said alumni Christopher Morucci.

This year the run meant a lot more to the brothers, because the $1,500 they raised in the weeks leading up to the run will go to the Children's Development Center in Missoula to thank alumni Brint Wahlberg, who is a dedicated volunteer to the fraternity. Whalberg's eight year-old son has autism, so the family frequently uses the development center's services.

"As a chapter we decided we need to do something for him and return the favor for his volunteer services. For the nights he stayed up with one of our brothers helping him out through the toughest of times," Rivera said.

Whalberg, who took part in the relay when he was in college just found out about the donation a few weeks ago.

"I'm so honored they would do something like that for me, because I don't expect them to, but it really just speaks to the character of these guys," said Whalberg.

ABC FOX Montana called the Montana Highway Patrol, and they said they don't know why the men were asked to turn around, because they were not breaking the law. They also found no record of the citation.

 

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