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Friends of Community Fitness holds annual 5K and kids fun run

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GUILFORD — Friends of Community Fitness held its 13th annual Fitness 5K, as part of the Piscataquis River Festival, on the morning of July 28 with the following results (again this year entrants ran the course in Guilford and Sangerville against traffic).

Seventeen-year-old Dawson Smith won the Fitness 5K for the third year in a row. In 2018 he covered the 3.1 miles in a time of 20 minutes, 14 seconds to finish first among a field of 20 entrants.

The rest of the participants are as follows: 2. Joe Neal, 14, 20:48; 3. David Doore, 46, 21:35; 4. Isaac Doore, 13, 23:30; 5. Stuart Hedstrom, 35, 24:07; 6. Dave Wheaton, 65, 25:02; 7. Stephanie White — women’s winner for the second year in a row — 35, 25:23; 8. Mike Shorey, 44, 25:25; 9. Nathan Carey, 14, 26:51; 10. Dan Minnich, 37, 26:54;

11. Merrianne Minnich, 38, 26:57; 12. Trisha Moulton, 49, 27:20; 13. Peter Devine, 69, 27:53; 14. Cara Harmon, 28, 28:48; 15. Peter Martell, 57, 29:15; 16. Robert McCloskey, 53, 29:35; 17. Richard Potvin, 13, 31:10; 18. Miles Lemieux, 77, 31:53; 19. Marianne Lynch, 57, 35:17; and 20. Eion McCloskey, 13, 36:11.

Friends of Community Fitness Piscataquis River Festival

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
FRIENDS OF COMMUNITY FITNESS FUN RUN — The Kids Fun Run, hosted by Friends of Community Fitness, kicked off the 2018 Piscataquis River Festival on July 28 in Guilford. Five children ran a loop around the perimeter of the athletic field prior to the 13th annual Fitness 5K. The five younger runners are, from left, Chloe Smith, Karlie Walter, Drew McKinney, Natalia Robins and Hunter Walter.

Age group winners — youth: 1. Doore 2. Potvin 3. McCloskey.

High school: 1. Smith 2. Neal 3. Carey.

20-29 female: 1. Harmon.

30-39 male: 1. Hedstrom 2. Minnich.

30-39 female: 1. White 2. Minnich.

40-49 male: 1. Doore 2. Shorey.

40-49 female: 1. Moulton.

50-59 male: 1. Martell 2. McCloskey.

50-59 female: 1. Lynch.

60-69 male: 1. Wheaton 2. Devine

70-plus male: 1. Lemieux.

Before the 5K boys and girls had the opportunity to run a lap inside the athletic field in the Kids Fun Run. Drew McKenney was the first of the five to the finish line and Natalia Robins came in second to earn the top girls’ honor. The rest of the five were, in order, Chloe Smith, Hunter Walter and Karlie Walter.

Alltime Fitness 5K winners (year, men’s winner and time and women’s winner and time): 2006 Jerod Hayes 20:32; 2008 Dean Hartley 21:45 and Sarah Curtis 22:53; 2009 Joe Gallant 21:02 and Jill Taylor 23:41; 2010 Jason Abbott-Dallamora 18:19 and Trisha Moulton 24:21; 2011 Abbott-Dallamora and Mike Coffey 19:15 and Rebecca Gaw 22:52; 2012 Abbott-Dallamora 18:27 and Katherine Arch 21:06; 2013 David Doore 18:14 and Katherine Arch and Mary Arch 21:01; 2014 Doore 18:53 and Moulton 25:43; 2015 Zach Doore 21:15 and Amalia Harrington 23:11; 2016 Dawson Smith 21:41 and Brenda White 23:30; 2017 Smith 19:55 and Stephanie White 25:53; and 2018 Smith 20:14 and White 25:23.

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