Westport Island Shore Run 10K Race gets great weather

Posted:  Monday, September 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
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The weather was beautiful for the 13th Annual Westport Island Shore Run 10K Race — “Maine’s Best Little 10K Road Race” — on Sunday, Sept. 10. The enthusiastic runners took to the field under a clear blue sky in this 10K road race on bridge-accessible Westport Island. Our spirited walkers, including one dog, participated in the 3.5-mile “Fun Walk.”

The race benefited the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department, whose members directed traffic and provided logistical support at the race.  Over the last 13 years, the race has generated almost $18,000 in proceeds for the fire department. This year, over $1,000 will go to the volunteer firefighters.

The overall women's winners of this year’s race were: first place, Leslie Couper of Falmouth; second place, Nora Bradford of Westport Island; and third place, Cecilia Ziko of Portland.

The overall men's winners of this year’s race were: first place, Garret Bonney of Boston; second place, Gus Marx of Juneau, Alaska; and third place, Jack Ryder of Bangor and Great Britain.  

Our sincere thanks go out to our 2017 sponsors, including: Wayfair; Maine Yankee; Sheepscot River Marine Service; Bath Savings Bank; Ames True Value Supply; Sharon Drake Real Estate; Newcastle Jeep, Chysler, Dodge; the Westport Island Brewing Company; Sparhawk Gear; Norm's Used Cars; Wiscasset Ford, First Federal Savings, Hodgdon Yacht Services and the Hampton Inn of Bath.

Thanks also to our many volunteers, including Marcy Axelrad Whitney, Fran Charles, Jordan Whitney, Adam Whitney, and members of the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department, and to the Westport Community Association for allowing us the use of the Old Town Hall. Also thanks to Jim McCorkle of 5K Sports Management for another excellent job of timing the race.