Organizers deem first virtual RunBelfast series race a success

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 2:30pm

BELFAST — The first virtual race in the RunBelfast series has been deemed a success by organizers thanks to 21 participants for the Pendleton 5K/5Mile race June 6. 

The RunBelfast virtual series allows participants to run and walk anywhere they choose, almost anytime they want, in the week leading up to race day.

Runners can choose between four distances offered for each event — one mile, 5K, five mile or 10K — in two age groups, adult and youth. 

Using the honor system, race participants email RunBelfast their time, distance and location before midnight on race day. 

Everyone who participates is considered a winner, according to organizers.

Proceeds from each of the events supports local community organizations.  

Upcoming races include the Paces for PAWS on June 20, Belfast Rotary’s Kilted Canter on July 18, Belfast Rotary’s Bug Run on Aug. 15, Waldo County YMCA’s Pancake Triple Stack on Sept. 19 and Rollie’s Run for Kids on Oct. 3. Each of the races are slated to be virtual except for the October race that organizers hope to hold in-person. 

The Rollie’s Run for Kids on Oct 3 remains scheduled for 8:30 am on the Rail Trail pending the status of constraints in place at that time.   

Below are the results reported to us. 

RunBelfast Series Participants

Name Age Gender Residence Distance Time Location
Shawn Rumery 34 Male N/A 5K 19:34 Appleton Preserve
Jenna VanRyn 14 Female N/A 5K 20:49 CHRHS XC Trail
Matt Koskela 40 Male Belfast 5K 27:02 Belfast Rail Trail
Elissa Koskela 39 Female Belfast 5K 28:52 Belfast Rail Trail
Mara Gallagher 34 Female Belfast 5K 31:02 Belfast Rail Trail
Paula Herron 63 Female Northport 5K 31:28 Bayside
Faith Boynton 38 Female Belfast 5K 34:47 N/A
Rebekah Harings 39 Female N/A 5K 35:25 Treadmill
Diane Davis 50 Female Randolph 5K 35:42 Kennebec Rail Trail
Lori Thayer 50 Female Belfast 5K 39:12 N/A
Lora Laffan 54 Female N/A 5K 46:00 N/A


Pendleton 5K/5Mile

Name Age Gender Residence Distance Time Location
Henry McDevitt 14 Male Camden 5K 22:25 Shin Pond
Jonathan McDevitt 48 Male Camden 5K 24:50 Shin Pond
Emily McDevitt 55 Female Camden 5K 26:06 Shin Pond
Jonathan McDevitt, Jr.  17 Male Camden 5K 26:06 Shin Pond
Johnida Dockens 47 Female Searsport 5K 27:46 Stockton Springs
Patrick Dockens 48 Male Searsport 5K 30:32 Stockton Springs
Susan Aldrich 72 Female Naples, FL 5K 37:30 N/A
Rebecca Heikkinen 43 Female Holden 5K 39:44 Dedham
Bindy Pendleton 65 Female Belfast 5 Mile 1:20:00 Rail Trail
Judy Ottmann 65 Female Belfast 5 Mile 1:20:00 Rail Trail