By Beth David, Editor
The 43rd annual Father’s Day Road Race drew 1667 runners into the streets of Fairhaven on Sunday, 6/17. Sunny skies greeted the runners, a start contrast to last year’s pouring rain, which still, however, ended up with 1956 finishers in 2017.
The family friendly race includes a 10K, 5K, and walk portion, with strollers welcome, and family teams as part of the winning categories. Winners received cash prizes, gift certificates, medals and trophies depending on the category.
The race started and ended at Hastings Middle School, with the route going to Fort Phoenix and back. The grounds of HMS included a variety of vendors and amenities for runners, including massage and information booths. Proceeds from the race benefit a variety of local charities.
First over the line in the 10K was Trevor Wysong, 20, of Taunton, in 32:52; second over the line was Jason Eddy, 38, of East Bridgewater, in 34:50; third was Fairhaven’s own Tayor Days-Merrill, 24, in 37:11.
First woman over the line in the 10K, Rebecca Corugno of Dartmouth, was also fifth overall in the 10K, with a time of 41:26. Patricia Baptiste, 40, of Dartmouth, was second woman over the line in 41:54; and Molly Comerford of Scituate, MA, 35, rounded out the top three with a time of 42:47.
For the men, Fairhaven resident Zack Viera, 21, did his home town proud by coming in first in the 5K in 16:42. Two other locals rounded out the top three, with Cody Gibney, 25, of New Bedford coming in second in 16:52; and Michael Vaz, 24, of Dartmouth, coming in third in 16:56.
First woman over the line in the 5K was Elizabeth Sullivan, 17, of Portsmouth, RI, in 19:05; Lauren Dorschied, 29, of Acushnet, was second woman over the line in 19:43; and Sophia Arruda, 15, of Lakeville, came in third at 20:20.
For complete results visit: http:// www.coolrunning.com/results/18/ma/ Jun17_Fairha_set2.shtml. to learn more about the race visit http://www. fairhavenroadrace.org
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