Women finish 1st and 2nd
overall in Chebeague Island Race 4.6 mile road race

In a down-to-the-wire finish Dina Porter of Cliff Island pulled ahead to finish first with a time of 30 minutes 58 seconds. Jeanne Hackett was second at30:59. Third place overall went to Paul Toohey at 31:15. All three finished faster than last year's first place finish.

The 28th Annual Chebeague 4th of July Road Race and Fun Run set 46 adults 31 children running down the roads of our island. The effort involved more than 10 volunteers to plan, advertise, register, time and dispense awards, water and Popsicles to the participants. The racers were shadowed by Cumberland Police and Chebeague Island Rescue to guard against mishap.

The 4.6-mile race started and ended at the Chebeague Historical Society. There were 46 registered runners.
The winners were:

Women: 1st Dina Porter ­ 30:58, 2nd Jeanne Hackett ­ 30:59, 3rd Kate Emery ­ 31:42 Men: 1st: Paul Toohey - 31:15, 2nd Dave Lynch ­ 31:27, 3rd Gordon Murphy ­ 31:42 Boys 14 and under: Terrence Tyler ­ 36:31; Girls 14 and under: Kathleen Ragan 36:59 Under 40: Men: David Lynch ­ 31:27; Women ­ Kate Emery ­ 31:42
40 and over: Men: Paul Toohey - 31:15; Women - Dina Porter ­ 30:58 50 and over: Men: Dennis Kearney ­ 53:00. 60 and over: Men: Michael Beaudoin ­ 33:37.

The Fun Run covered a 1.1-mile course. There were 31 participants. The first boy was Will Poell, age 11, who finished in 8:42, and won the Fun Run for the second consecutive year. Zoe Johnston, age 11, was the first girl to finish. Her time was 9:57. The race is run under the auspices of the Chebeague Island Council. Beth and Michael Grunko would like to thank The Chebeague Historical Society for allowing us to use their property, as well as the Cumberland Police Department and Chebeague Island Rescue for keeping our runners safe. Jeannette and Ken Hamilton and Leila and Suhail Bisharat for providing water for the runners. We are very grateful to members of the McCullough and Grunko families and a host of would-be spectators for volunteering to help.


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