Runners, walkers enjoy first 'Thomaston Trek'
Thomaston — Nearly 80 people, young and old, ran or walked their way into a glorious late-spring June morning to celebrate Trekkers’ first annual "Thomaston Trek" on Saturday, June 7.
The 5K/10K walk/run event, held in warm, breezy conditions, began and ended at the Lyman-Morse parking lot near the Town Landing. The course worked its way around the historic streets of Thomaston, with the 10K course (6.2 miles) repeating the 5K loop (3.1 miles).
Leland Chang of New York, N.Y. finished first overall in the 5K in 17:09, with Lucas Brower of Camden second in 19:51 and Steve Cartwright third in 20:38. The top three women in the 5K were Kimberly Maxcy-Chang of New York, N.Y. in 22:48, Catherine Sally of Thomaston in 27:54 and Ariel Clark of Wiscasset in 28:50.
The overall winner of the 10K was Darren Winchenbach of Waldoboro, who finished in 40:30. Luke Snow of Spruce Head was second in 43:44 and Alan Bruton of Rockland third in 43:45. The top three women in the 10K were Hannah Raymond of Belfast in 50:46, Tammy King of Thomaston in 50:52 and Betsy Lawrence of Spruce Head in 54:22.
The event raised $1,800 to support Trekkers year-round programming and 15 Trekkers students raised money toward their program fees. The proceeds from the event will help these students participate in experiential learning programs this year — including life-changing expeditions, community service projects and adventure-based education.
Prizes were given to the top male and female finishers in each age group.
13-25: Dayton Dinsmore, 20:56; and Meredith Mitchell, 36:28.
26-40: Leland Chang, 17:09; and Kim Maxcy-Chang, 22:48.
41-55: Michael Phillips, 30:30; and Katherine Sally, 27:54.
55 and older: Steve Cartwright, 20:38; and Jan Letourneau, 45:46.
The individual 5K race/walk results were: Leland Chang, 17:09; Lucas Brower, 19:51; Steve Cartwright, 20:38; Dayton Dinsmore, 20:56; Kimberly Maxcy-Chang, 22:48; Tomas Sowles, 23:21; Reade Brower, 26:22; James Weinand, 26:50; Catherine Sally, 27:54; Ben Clark, 27:58; Kyle Waters, 28:28; Ariel Clark, 28:50; Kerry Bridges, 29:17; Mike King, 29:58; Michael L. Phillips, 30:30; Pete Pittman, 30:33; Freya Levett, 33:39; Vanessa Colesworthy, 33:50; Ken Von Felten, 33:52; Susan Henderson, 33:53; Trina Johnson, 34:19; Kartarina Cova, 34:26; Dale O'Neal, 35:51; Meredith Mitchell, 36:28; Alicia Costa, 36:28; Henry Weinand, 37:10; Rebecca Albright, 37:30; Jacqueline Letteney, 37:54; Elise Laslavic, 44:22; Jake Wheeler, 44:22; Joe Hatch, 44:22; Jan Letourneau, 45:46; Annie Willis, 46:52; Gabe Perry, 47:09; Jodi Perry, 47:09; Travis Perry, 47:09; Susan Levett, 48:02; Ann Frisbie, 49:10; and Toby Mergendahl, 55:07.
13-25: Alan Bruton, 43:45.
26-40: Darren Winchenbach, 40:30; and Hannah Raymond, 50:46.
41-55: Rob Snyder, 47:47; and Tammy King, 50:52.
55 and older: Ron Haney, 44:07.
The individual 10K results were: Darren Winchenbach, 40:30; Luke Snow, 43:44; Alan Bruton, 43:45; Ron Haney, 44:07; Robert Benner, 46:17; Rob Snyder, 47:47; Hannah Raymond, 50:46; Steve Frampton, 50:50; Tammy King, 50:52; Chris Sewall, 54:15; Betsy Lawrence, 54:22; Caleb Lawrence, 54:22; Art Warren, 56:16; Cheryl Morin, 58:16; Jody Dinsmore, 59:04; Fletcher Hall, 1:02:37; Danielle York, 1:12:52; and Meghan Miller, 1:12:52.
Event supporters included: Derek Veilleux, Lauryn Arsenault, Jasmine O'Farrell, Jessica O'Farrell, Jacob Faunce, Nicholas Upham, Laura Miller, Gretchen Jordan, Emily Carver, John Brannan, Andrea Veilleux, Pamela Doherty, Michelle Young, Stacey Curtis, Paula Sutton, Tammy Upham, Amy Ferlauto, Tami Morrison, Jack Carpenter, Anne Carver and Kerin Resch.
The businesses sponsors were: Epifanes, Maine Coast Petroleum, Inc., Bayview Press, Brooks Trap Mill, Fabian Oil, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Co., Mr. Tire Company, Scott Kingsley D.M.D., The Slipway, Strong Agency, Thomaston Boat & Engine Works, Inc., and Thomaston Grocery.
Don Carpenter, executive director of Trekkers, said as the organization celebrates its 20th year of mentoring youth from the Midcoast, "we continue to be humbled and amazed by the outpouring of support we receive from the community. It is through the community’s support that we are able to achieve the Trekkers’ mission of connecting young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education."