Attendees aren’t ‘bugged’ by Harbor Fest 5K event – Knox County VillageSoup

BELFAST — There were plenty of good runners in the “Bug Run” 5 kilometer run/walk on Saturday morning August 20, but the two with the fastest feet came from a long way – one from a long, long way.

The popular event attracted 93 runners/walkers, with the youngest participant being 7 years old and the oldest being 81 years old.

Carl Hartford, the first runner-up. Photo by Ken Waltz

Carl Hartford, 37, of Wilmington, Mass., completed the 3.1-mile course — and the terrain — in a winning time of 16 minutes and two seconds.

Second was Brett Almasi, 42, of Dover-Foxcroft in 17:38.

The first woman was Melanie Walker, 34, of Laporte, Colorado, who finished 16th overall in 21:44. She lives 2,100 miles from Belfast.

The event was part of the larger 15th annual Harbor Fest celebration, organized by Belfast Rotary, which ran from Friday to Sunday, August 19-21.

Douglas Stetson. Photo by Ken Waltz

The free three-day celebration of the city’s maritime history and traditions also included the National Boatbuilding Challenge, a harborside display of vessels and nautical and outdoor adventure gear, tours of the shipyard of Front Street, Come Boating! Rowing Regatta, Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, Boat Gear Swap, Live Music, Food Trucks, Kids Activities and the popular Sunday morning Cardboard Boat Race.

The “Bug Run” gets its name from the fact that Maine lobsters are often called bugs, and the fastest male and female finalists in Saturday’s race received live lobsters for prizes. The event was sponsored by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management.

Bart Shattuck. Photo by Ken Waltz

The individual 5K results, with location, name, age, city and time, were: 1, Carl Hartford, 37, Wilmington, Mass., 4:02 p.m.; 2, Brett Almasi, 42, Dover-Foxcroft, 5:38 p.m.; 3, Hans Albee, 41, Brooks, 6:47 p.m.; 4, Fitz Courtney, 6:55 p.m.; 5, Rob Fowler, 45, Morrill, 7:16 p.m.; 6, Aymon, Langlois, 22, Belfast, 7:37 p.m.; 7, Jeff King, 41, Morrill, 8 p.m.; 8, Teddy Mattson, 34, Belfast, 8:09 p.m.; 9, Nicholas Black, 33, Lincolnville, 8:49 p.m.; 10, Ethan Bruce, 19, Bucksport, 20:51; 11, Jerry Goldstein, 64, Northport, 9:08 p.m.; 12, Matthew Molison, 54, Palermo, 21:24; 13, Kevin Spiegel, 44, Belfast, 9:26 p.m.; 14, Krishna Matturi, 37, Belfast, 9:38 p.m.; 15, Matthew Battani, 42, Belfast, 9:41 p.m.; 16, Melanie Walker, 34, Laporte, Colorado, 9:44 p.m.; 17, Edward Hughes, 68, Bangor, 9:50 p.m.; 18, Caitlan May, 34, Belfast, 9:52 p.m.; 19, Rachel Tulchin, 40, Pelham, NY, 10:06 p.m.; 20, Prashant Vala, 34, Belfast, 10:48 p.m.; 21, Peter Heslam, 55, Belmont, 11 p.m.; 22, Katie Buckley, 43, Searsmont, 11:02 p.m.; 23, Ross Gordon, 43, Longueuil, Quebec, 23:13; 24, Charles Ault, 67, Damariscotta, 23:19; and 25, Melissa Ireland, 39, Bernard, 24:52.

Rachel Tulchin, front, Vala Prashant, left, and Katie Buckley. Photo by Ken Waltz

Also, 26, Benjamin Hartford, 9, Wilmington, Mass., 25:08; 27, Bart Shattuck, 64, Winslow, 25:16; 28, Stephanie Lee, 33, Laporte, Colorado, 10:25 p.m.; 29, Daniel Waldron, 48, Belfast, 12:38 p.m.; 30, Skye Lawrence, 33, Belfast, 11:01 p.m.; 31, Jessica Inch, 47, Farmingdale, 27:07; 32, Roger Smith, 38, Searsport, 27:22; 33, Douglas Stetson, 54, Littleton, Mass., 27:23; 34, Nicole Hartford, 39, Wilmington, Mass., 11:46 p.m.; 35, Jennifer Bouchard, 46, East Longmeadow, Mass., 27:57; 36, Anthony Marino, 65, Sunapee, NH, 28:03; 37, John Boynton III, 63, Belfast, 28:07; 38, Maryann Ekberg, 59, Westford, Mass., 28:27; 39, Rebecca Silsby, 33, Newport, 28:38; 40, Erik Perkins, 46, Appleton, 11:55 p.m.; 41, Steve Kearney, 73, Belfast, 11 p.m.; 42, Katie Glessner, 48, Belfast, 11:28 p.m.; 43, Kevin Marriner, 52, Belfast, 29:29; 44, Juliana King, 61, Belfast, 11:47 p.m.; 45, Aaron Setter, 44, Washington, DC, 30:11; 46, Chin Chou, 43, Longueuil, Quebec, 30:23; 47, Martha Kerney, 69, Chesterton, Indiana, 3:30 p.m.; 48, Annelise Parham, 38, Camden, 30:57; 49, Laura Gabriel, 34, Belfast, 31:21; and 50, David Chartier, 66, Kingston, Mass., 31:31.

Also, 51, Miles Glessner, 10, Portland, 31:43; 52, Wayne May, 34, Searsmont, 32:02; 53, Meaghan Gilbert, 27, Belfast, 32:21; 54, Stefanie Mojonnier, 40, 32:23; 55, Paula Herron, 65, Merritt Mills, Fla., 32:31; 56, Lauren Chartier, 65, Kingston, Mass., 32:32; 57, Susan Jenkins, 60, Mansfield, Mass., 32:54; 58, Ray Dollar, 65, Hoover, Alabama, 3256; 59, Eve Glessner, 12, Portland, 33:03; 60, Michael Glessner, 47, Portland, 33:04; 61, Glenn Montgomery, 75, Belfast, 13:44 p.m.; 62, Tara Weymout, 45, Wilmington, NC, 33:48; 63, Ernie Moores, 51, Belfast, 34:08; 64, Emily Barnett, 7, Jefferson, 34:11; 65, Anita Barnett, 39, Jefferson, 34:27; 66, Jennifer Theriault, 39, Brewer, 34:33; 67, Michael Yoshiyama, 70, Rockland, 35:33; 68, Quinn Kiernan, 15, Wilbraham, Mass., 35:54; 69, John Burns, 63, Camden, 35:56; 70, Thomas Berry, 12, Marshfield, Mass., 36:00; 71, Matt Berry, 52, Marshfield, Mass., 36:04; 72, Audrey Blake, 9, Searsport, 36:37; 73, Benjamin Blake, 41, Searsport, 36:38; 74, Warren Walker, 71, Island Falls, 37:05; and 75, Sarah Payson, 41, Camden, 37:07.

Also, 76, Barbara Gordon, 66, Searsport, 37:26; 77, Amy Zimmurmann, 53, Naples, Fla., 37:47; 78, Gabriel Hartford, 7, Wilmington, Mass., 39:55; 79, Bernadette Geller, 71, Belfast, 39:58; 80, Melissa Sukeforth, 56, Searsmont, 40:24; 81, Russ Bonin, 55, Belfast, 41:15; 82, Crystal Boynton, 28, Northport, 47:53; 83, Frederick Lilley, 29, brewer, 47:54; 84, Barry Coston, 68, Austin, TX, 51:08; 85, Joan Dentler, 68, Austin, TX, 51:09; 86, Alyssa May, 34, Searsmont, 57:01; 87, Kathie Neyman, 63, Roswell, Georgia, 57:03; 88, Henry Skoog, 69, Smyrna, Georgia, 57:20; 89, Stephen Hemenway, 66, Northport, 57:40; 90, Jacob Poulin, 37, Winterport, 57:44; 91, Barbara Brockman, 81, Boulder, CO, 58:09; 92, Jill Neagle, 37, Thomaston, 58:11; 93, Sierra Robinson, 26, Rockland, 58:13; and 94-year-old Cara Stetter, 44, Washington, DC, 59:15.

The winners by age group were: Fitz Courtney and Emily Barnett, 14 and under; Ethan Bruce, 15-19; Aymen Langlois and Meaghan Gilbert, 20-29; Teddy Mattson and Caitlan May, 30-39; Matt Molison and Rachael Tulchin, 40-49; Brett Almasi and Maryann Ekberg, 50-59; Jerry Goldstein and Juliana King, 60-69; Steve Kearney and Bernadette Geller, 70-79; and Barbara Brockman, 80 and older.

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Joseph K. Bennett