A small, but enthusiastic field participated in a 5-kilometer road race Saturday morning, Sept. 1, an event that helped start the festivities for Medomak Valley Land Trust’s sixth annual River Festival.

The 3.1-mile race, won by Darren Winchenbach, 31, and Beth Cohen, 32, both of Waldoboro, started and ended at the Waldoboro Recreational Complex. The event attracted 22 participants.

The challenging, hilly course took runners down Route 32 towards Bremen and offered beautiful views of the rolling landscape and the Medomak River.

The river festival activities were held at the Cider Hill Farm, a new venue located at 72 Medomak Terrace in Waldoboro Village. Admission was free, and activities included boat rides on the river, a cookout, live music, a market of farmers and artisans and children’s activities, among other activities.

Medomak Valley Land Trust has worked for more than 20 years to promote and preserve the natural, recreational, and scenic character and traditional land-uses of the Medomak River watershed.

The individual 5K results were: 1, Winchenbach, 31, Waldoboro, 19:44; 2, Ron Haney, 55, Warren, 21:23; 3, B. Cohen, 32, Waldoboro, 23:04; 4, Steve Betterley, 61, Delmar, N.Y., 24:36; 5, Yannick Price-Prevot, 18, Waldoboro, 25:36; 6, Deb Prescott, 46, Waldoboro, 26:12; 7, Josephy Clark, 26, Newcastle, 26:31; 8, Sophie Cohen, Waldoboro, 27:10; 9, Sadie Cohen, 10, Waldoboro, 27:10; 10, Philip Cohen, 43, Waldoboro, 21:12; 11, Natasha Garber, 29, Newcastle, 27:45; 12, Lee Cunningham, 76, Round Pond, 28:22; 13, Alicia Hunter, 34, Newcastle, 28:26; 14, Acadia Calderwood, 11, Union, 29:11; 15, Shannon Kenney-Calderwood, 38, Union, 29:12; 16, Katlin Puchalski, 34, Waldoboro, 30:08; 17, Sara Harlow, 32, Nobleboro, 30:56; 18, William O. Avery, 68, New Harbor, 31:00; 19, Anne Logue, 49, Waldoboro, 31:19; 20, Davis Harriman, 64, Nobleboro, 31:56; 21, Aubrey Schaeffer, 11, Rockport, 33:36; and 22, Deneb Puchalski, 42, Waldoboro, 35:15.

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