22nd annual event

Plenty of Midcoast running flavor in Beach-to-Beacon 10K

Event attracts nearly 6,500 runners, including more than 50 from Midcoast
By Staff | Aug 06, 2019

Cape Elizabeth — The 22nd annual running of the TD Beach-To-Beacon 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) road race saw 6,414 runners — including more than 50 Midcoast participants — pound the pavement and green grass over the final stretch along the scenic route from Cape Elizabeth to Portland on Saturday, Aug. 3 in the goal of crossing the finish line at the iconic Portland Head Light.

By race’s end, it was 28-year-old Alex Korio of Eldoret, Kenya who proved a cut above the rest as the finished the course in 27 minutes and 34 seconds — a 4:27 mile pace — to finish first in the large race field.

The top five finishers were from outside the United States — two from Kenya and one from Belgium, Australia and Great Britain — while Scott Fauble of Flagstaff, Ariz. was the top American finisher in sixth with a time of 28:59.

Dan Curtis, 23, of Ellsworth was the top Maine finisher as he finished 12th with a time of 29:04.

Among the 63 known runners from the Midcoast, Kevin “Gus” Petrak of Unity was the top finisher in 171st with a time of 36:56.

The race began near Crescent Beach State Park on Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth and concluded at Portland Head Light. The course is as much of a challenge as it is picturesque with peaks and valleys along the way in addition to the breathtaking views of Casco Bay.

The individual results for Midcoast participants, with place, name, age, residence and times included (other runners with Midcoast history or ties are not listed), were: 171, Kevin “Gus” Petrak, 46, Unity, 36:56; 203, Shawn Rumery, 33, Searsmont, 37:45; 267, Charlie Collins, 15, Winterport, 39:01; 272, Jack Sullivan, 24, Rockland, 39:10; 286, Tom Abello, 43, Edgecomb, 39:26; 332, Rob Fowler, 42, Morrill, 40:10; 340, Simon Castle, 50, Rockport, 40:19; 342, Liam Scanlon, 15, Woolwich, 40:20; 389, Grace Iltis, 17, Rockport, 41:06; 427, Jeffrey Bowman, 51, Camden, 41:40; 543, Caitlin May, 31, Belfast, 43:11; 1,104, Adam Kohlstrom, 43, Camden, 47:51; 1,223, Kaly Rumery, 32, Searsmont, 48:31; 1,269, Kate Ahlefeld, 47, Liberty, 48:47; 1,380, Ronald Stevenson, 47, Knox, 49:26; 1,462, Mark Fourre, 60, Camden, 49:38; 1,543, Scott Lash, 51, Waldoboro, 50:11; 1,627, Jeffrey Hilt, 48, Union, 50:40; 1,643, Richard Gaudreau, 46, Rockland, 50:47; 1,870, Erin Spencer-Mullen, 43, Camden, 52:04; 2,041, Annie Fagan, 26, Camden, 53:16; 2,109, Don Hoenig, 68, Belfast, 53:40; 2,136, Mary Anderson, 36, Unity, 53:49; 2,243, Greg Bernard, 33 Camden, 54:25; 2,270, Lucas McNelly, 40, Damariscotta, 54:33; 2,365, Linwood Downs, 57, Lincolnville, 55:03; 2,418, Richard Reitchel, 40, Palermo, 55:16; 2,441, Joshua Moore, 48, Camden, 55:24; 2,731, Kiera Haining, 22, Rockport, 56:41; 3,032, Elizabeth Twitchell, 39, Lincolnville Center, 58:03; 3,084, Heather Emerson, 39, Waldoboro, 58:17; 3,123, Seth Kiernan, 37, Belfast, 58:28; and 3,534, Jamie Ames, 42, Hope, 1:00:28.

Also, 3,562, Amy Mitchell, 55, Rockland, 1:00:37; 3,595, Randy Joubert, 46, Nobleboro, 1:00:48; 3,657, Tony Swebilius, 75, Morrill, 1:01:04; 3,737, Daniel Guptill, 53, Rockland, 1:01:34; 3,866, Mary Fagan, 27, Camden, 1:02:11; 3,978, Natalie Marceau, 29, Searsmont, 1:02:49; 3,995, Jenna Twitchell, 34, Rockport, 1:02:58; 4,089, Brittany Oettinger, 34, Winterport, 1:03:35; 4,206, Rebecca Lynch, 29, Winterport, 1:04:20; 4,501, Donna Broderick, 50, Belfast, 1:06:07; 4,576, Toni Goodridge, 64, Lincolnville, 1:06:26; 4,638, Rebecca Wylie, 44, Nobleboro, 1:06:50; 4,689, Holley Grenert, 52, Hope, 1:07:15; 4,730, Jennifer York, 51, Camden, 1:07:35; 4,808, Sandra Martz, 38, Rockport, 1:08:00; 5,066, Diane Ross, 63, Owls Head, 1:09:57; 5,101, Catherine Bunin-Stevenson, 52, Vinalhaven, 1:10:20; 5,107, Sophie Moore, 19, Camden, 1:10:22; 5,768, Alicia Costa, 41, Warren, 1:18:43; 5,971, Martha Parent, 62, Rockland, 1:23:04; 5,979, Jack Degraff, 57, Searsmont, 1:23:11; 6,029, Diana Castle, 48, Rockport, 1:24:56; 6,166, Emily Dean, 33, Warren, 1:30:00; 6,182, Melissa Howard, 49, Searsmont, 1:30:34; 6,183, Noah Howard, 21, Searsmont, 1:30:34; 6,197, Andrew Zulieve, 65, Waldoboro, 1:31:21; 6,210, Dawn Preston, 56, Belfast, 1:31:56; and 6,340, Joe McGurn, 71, Rockland, 1:41:50.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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