FRIENDSHIP — The long and short haul of it early Saturday morning, July 30 was the Friendship Days 5-kilometer road race and children’s one-mile fun run proved fleet-footed good times.

Corey Benner, left, and Kyle Benner. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Despite a bit of confusion in the 3.1-mile race when a few top runners finished down a different stretch, the traditional late-July events, in their 29th year, proved fun and exciting.

Dane Skinner, 39, of Corvallis, Ore. finished first in the 5K in 21 minutes and 30 seconds, while the first local runner was Daniel Bubar, 24, of Waldoboro, who was third at 21:57. The first female finisher was Louisa Creighton Smith, 34, of Yarmouth, who was fourth in 23:09.

A.J. Simmons. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

There were a bundle of children who participated in fun run. Those results will appear later when provided.

Traditionally, the races are called the “Long Haul” for the 5K and “Short Haul” for the children’s event to maintain a lobster fishing/maritime vibe for the run/walk event in this coastal village. In this case, the word haul means to run over a course or to haul lobster.

Ashley Hileman, left, Kevin Tucker, middle, and Paul Turcotte. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The start and registration point was the Advent Christian Church on Cushing Road. The “Short Haul” was for children in eighth grade or younger.

Ten pounds of lobster was awarded to the overall top male and female finishers in the 5K.

The individual 5K results were: 1, Dane Skinner, 39, Corvallis, Ore., 21:30.29; 2, Brigham Prescott, 40, Yarmouth, 21:50.28; 3, Daniel Bubar, 24, Waldoboro, 21:57.43; 4, Louisa Creighton Smith, 34, Yarmouth, 23:09.05; 5, Corey Benner, 44, Friendship, 23:29.09; 6, Kyle Benner, 40, Friendship, 23:29.21; 7, Mitch Elliott, 50, Portland, 24:04; 8, Robert Donald, 39, Friendship, 24:21.97; 9, Erick Halpin, 49, Damariscotta, 24:29.73; 10, Susanna Norwood, 46, Damariscotta, 24:44.31; 11, Andrew VanderPloeg, 33, Friendship, 24:47.95; 12, Eddie Silco, 37, Scarborough, 25:10.83; 13, Ray Konisky, 65, Friendship, 25:32.09; 14, Kate Hankle, 44, Moon Township, Pa., 25:42.00; 15, Walter Wickersham, 55, Guilford, Vt., 25:50.96; 16, Julianne Eagan, 49, Guilford, Vt., 25:50.96; 17, Andy Pelletier, 62, Union, 26:19.52; 18, Andrew Simmons, 41, Friendship, 26:2.322; 19, Laura Benner, 45, Friendship, 26:35.15; 20, Amanda Benner, 37, Portland, 26:35.35; 21, Nick Benton, 40, Davis Point, 26:37.81; 22, Dan Haugh, 42, Stowe, Vt., 26:40.31; 23, Douglas VanderPloeg, 70, Friendship, 27:52.97; 24, Paul Turcotte, 50, Friendship, 27:57.00; 25, Kevin Tucker, 36, Pittsburgh, Pa., 27:57.66; 26, Ashley Hileman, 36, Pittsburgh, Pa., 27:57.67; 27, Sam Jones, 41, Friendship, 28:29.76; 28, Noah Lash, 12, Cushing, 29:11.17; 29, Wesley Lash, 52, Friendship, 30:28.36; and 30, Bennett Harrison, 12, Salisbury, N.H., 30:44.19.

Also, 31, Jenna Davidson, 30, Chelsea, N.H., 30:53.48; 32, Kelsie Camine, 32, Lisbon, 30:53.57; 33, Zach Jones, 14, Davis Point, 31:22.87; 34, Dael Harrison, 44, Salisbury, N.H., 31:24.32; 35, Becca Jones, 45, Friendship, 31:47.48; 36, Michaela Silco, 37, Scarborough, 31:48.03; 37, Ashley Lee, 32, Friendship, 31:51.10; 38, Luke Davidson, 27, Chelsea, N.H., 32:07.47; 39, Alyssa Avery, 37, Ashland, N.H., 32:08.09; 40, Reade Brower, 65, Rockland, 32:11.96; 41, Amanda Lash, 36, Cushing, 33:16.39; 42, A.J. Simmons, 9, Friendship, 33:52.22; 43, Anthony Lee, 50, Washington, 35:15.22; 44, Roger Morin, 72, Friendship, 35:23.92; 45, Sarah Sawyer, 30, Waldoboro, 35:24.64; 46, Rob Smith, 73, Yarmouth, 35:28.85; 47, Elizabeth Simmons, 45, Friendship, 35:32.45; 48, David Wilson, 78, Friendship, N.H., 38:06.64; 49, Maria Alva, 41, Friendship, 39:12.53; 50, Rick Gallos, 52, Charlotte, N.C., 39:20.59; 51, Beth Gallos, 55, Charlotte, N.C., 39:30.76; 52, Betsy VanderPloeg, 61, Friendship, 40:14.14; 53, Noemi Zeitlin, 10, Friendship, 40:23.52; 54, Addison Crawford, 12, Friendship, 43:42.11; 55, David Kennedy, 79, Portland, 44:14.476; 56, Tori Lambert, 59, Friendship, 45:29.62; 57, Ted Arnold, 66, Friendship, 45:29.74; 58, Natalie Simmons, 12, Friendship, 50:03.61; 59, Rose Simmons, 9, Friendship, 50:04.22; 60, Katherine Wilson, 77, Friendship, N.H., 50:23.77; 61, Philip McKean, 86, Cushing, 54:20.01; 62, Zoe Zeitlin, 6, Friendship, 56:39.55; 63, Andrew Zeitlin, 43, Friendship, 56:39.82; 64, Amy Simmons, 35, Friendship, 59:06.18; and 65, Abigail Simmons, 5, Friendship, 59:06.62.

MaineStay Media/VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com.

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