Prickly Pear Landtrust unveils winning T-shirt for 2018 ‘Don’t Fence Me in Trail Run’

Posted at 3:14 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:01:32-04

HELENA – The Prickly Pear Land trust has revealed the T-shirt designs for the 2018 Don’t Fence Me In Run.

The design features an outline of the state of Montana with people running along a fence.

It was created by Helena Middle School student Charlie Drees as part of a contest held by Prickly Pear Land Trust. Students in grades four through eight were allowed to enter.

Lane White, Development Manager for PPLT, said over 100 designs were submitted from four different schools around Helena.

Drees was announced as the winner during class at Helena Middle School Wednesday afternoon. His design will be on 900 T-shirts this Saturday.

“I think it’s cool that they’re going to wear my shirt design. I thought it would be cool to make it look like Montana and have a fence and people there and with mountains and stuff in the back,” Drees said.

White said Charlie’s piece really caught the eye of the committee that chose the winning design. It was a unanimous vote for Drees’s art.

The Don’t Fence Me In Run is this Saturday. There is a 30k, 12k, 5k race and 5k noncompetitive dog walk. Registration is open through Saturday.