Scenes from the 2024 York Hospital 5K: The starting line at York Hospital; Runners at Wiggly Bridge; “Strolling” through Steedman Woods; Overall Winners, l-r: Sarah Knowlton, York, ME (bib #179) and Steven Noel, South Berwick, ME (bib #88).



It was a picture-perfect Saturday morning with sunny skies and crisp, cool weather—perfect for running or walking in the annual York Hospital 5K Road & Cross-Country “Walk & Run for Everyone.” The race has long been a favorite for many Seacoast locals, mostly due to the scenic course over York Harbor’s Wiggly Bridge, through Steedman Woods, past Hancock Wharf, into historic York Village, and back to the finish line on York Hospital’s main campus.

Over 200 registrants, as well as volunteers and supportive fans, enjoyed the fun and festive atmosphere. Post-race snacks and refreshments were generously donated by Coca Cola Beverages Northeast, US Foods and W.B. Mason. York Hospital President Dr. Patrick Taylor thanked event sponsors (listed below) and commended the runners, saying, “This is a wonderful community event on so many levels. Seeing runners and walkers of all ages is always inspiring, and watching entire families crossing the finish line together warms the heart. All event proceeds support the hospital’s Caring for All Fund, a fund that provides helpful services to our patients and community members when needed most by offering transportation to and from medical appointments, financial & prescription assistance, access to insurance and life-saving medical care. Every donation we receive supports our mission to care for this wonderful community.”

The York Police Department, York Parks & Recreation Department, York Hospital staff, and many community and student volunteers ensured a safe race for all. Volunteers included lifeguard Chris Carville and photographer Kaylee Porter at The Wiggly Bridge, and Chalmers Insurance staff, volunteer veterans for over eight years at Water Stop #2.

Overall race winners were Steven Noel of South Berwick finishing in 18:50 and Sarah Knowlton of York with a time of 20:20. Results for all participants and age categories can be found at

If you would like to contribute to the York Hospital Caring for All Fund, please visit or contact Hilary Leonhard, in the York Hospital Office of Philanthropy, at 207-351-3430 or [email protected].

Thank you to the following 2024 York Hospital 5K sponsors: