Last week’s rain ended just in time to allow for perfect weather as York Hospital returned to its first in-person 5K road race since 2019. On June 4, runners and walkers, in tandem with baby carriages and dogs, celebrated the unofficial start of the summer season on a 3.1-mile course that started at York Hospital, wound its way over York Harbor’s Wiggly Bridge, through Steedman Woods, past Hancock Wharf and back into historic York Village to return to a finish line on the hospital’s main campus.
This year’s community event, in support of the Hospital’s Caring for All Fund, sported over 200 registrants, volunteers and loyal fans and offered a welcome return to pre-pandemic times. Neighbors from all over the Seacoast played cornhole before and after the race, increased their heartrates with three-plus miles of morning exercise, and enjoyed snacks and refreshments generously donated by Coca-Cola, Congdon’s Donuts, New England Coffee Co., Shaheen Bros., SYSCO and W.B. Mason.
Hospital President Dr. Patrick Taylor cheered on the runners as they crossed the finish line, commenting, “The community members who joined us today – from longtime veterans to first-timers – were all smiles and positivity. One man recalled his first York Hospital race some 30-plus years ago, running with his daughters, and is now running with his grandchildren. York Hospital appreciates and welcomes the joy everyone brought to this event and our campus, in addition to their support of our Caring for All Fund and the patients who rely on its programs.”
The York Police Department, York Volunteer Ambulance, York Parks & Recreation Department, York Department of Public Works, York Hospital staff and many community volunteers, including lifeguard Tristen Rohrabacher at The Wiggly Bridge, ensured a safe race for all. Proceeds from the day topped $18,500 and will benefit The York Hospital Caring for All Fund, which supports transportation services, prescriptions and delivery, and assistance with medical bills for those in need or underinsured. If you would like to contribute to The Caring for All Fund, please contact Hilary Leonhard, in Community Relations, at 207-351-3430 or via email, at [email protected].
Sponsors are listed below, after the winner lists, and included: The Wladis Family, Lead Sponsor; A-COPI; Anthem Insurance; Baker, Newman Noyes; Chalmers Insurance Group; Coca-Cola Bottling of Northern New England; Crown Linen & Uniform Service, Inc.; Empower Retirement; Group Dynamic; Hannaford & Dumas; ImageFirst; Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman; Medefis; MedPro Group; Northeast Delta Dental; Partners Bank; RxBenefits; USI Insurance Services; and Varney Benefits Advisors.
2022 York Hospital 5K Winners!
Please note that details for all participants can be found on: https://www.gsrs.com/results/4245. The first overall male and female runners are excluded from their age divisions in this list.
Male: JON SAVAGE, HAMPTON, NH (17:23)
Female: LUCY OLSON, PORTLAND, ME (21:38)
Age 10 & Under
Male: Hamish Morgan, York, ME (28:47)
Female: Vita Guerard, Cape Neddick, ME (32:23)
Male: Quin Dijkstra, York, ME (24:04)
Female: Madelyn Herman, York, ME (27:40)
Male: Hayden Atkinson, York, ME (20:22)
Female: Lucy Olson, Portland, ME (21:38) *
* Only female registrant in this age category
Male: Jamie Filias, York, ME (18:11)
Female: Cassandra Tremblay, Acton, ME (28:54)
Male: Pierce Cote, York, ME (19:30)
Female: Caroline Kane, Bristol, UK (26:09)
Male: Chad Ingle York, ME (19:50)
Female: Suzanne Farrington, York, ME (22:01)
Male: Bill Armstrong, Portsmouth, NH (22:33)
Female: Ellen Raffio, Bow, NH (23:18)
Male: Michael O’Brien, Rollinsford, NH (22:55)
Female: Patty Higgins, York, ME (24:25)
Male: Tom Cross, York, ME (22:59)
Female: Deborah Mansor, York, ME (30:00)
Male: Bob Strout, Salisbury, MA (22:40)
Female: Geri Clifford, Rye, NH (24:36)
Male: Joseph Aiello, Cape Neddick, ME (28:43)
Male: Charlie Farrington, Methuen, MA (30:48)
Age 80 and Over
Male: Lawson Noyes, Kennebunk, ME (32:05)
Thank You to Our Sponsors