The Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine hosted a Patriots Day Race for the Kids that was “all new” despite it being its 88th year. The 5-miler course route was new, starting at Ocean Gateway and ending at the Boys and Girls Club. And there was a 5K as well for the first time, with the same start and end points but in a more direct route. In all, 390 registered for the annual fundraiser (60 more people than last year).
Tina Schneider of Portland, Wendy Suehrstedt of Durham and Diane Dusini of Scarborough.
Boys & Girls Club members George and Ollie Jenkins, having run their first official 5K, with Kelsey Nichols, teen program director at the South Portland club.
The 5-miler, in its 88th year, was joined by a new 5K option, with both finishing in front of the Boys & Girls Club.
Sheri and Karley Piers of Falmouth.
Each runner got an Capt'n Eli's Soda glass--and the opportunity to fill up.
Pat Buckley, Lisa Despres and Charles Kaufman of Portland.
Lauren Farina, chief development officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine.
Courtney Seeley, Jaye Gorham, Polly Kenniston, Emily Campobasso, Lynn Boardway, Dodi Moran and Marilyn Urbano holding Meryck Seeley. These ladies met at FitWell in Portland.
Elizabeth Cole with her parents Joanne and John Cole of New Gloucester.
Runners from the Colby Men's Soccer team.
Cathy and Erik Knuden of Falmouth.
Runner Mary Pardi with Scott, Micah, Mae and Jen Derrig, all of Falmouth.
Chris Tosi of Sidney and Lauren Barnhart of Waterville.
Karen Colby and Travis Adams of South Portland.
Sylvia Most of Scarborough, Donna Norton of Gorham and Amy Proctor of Buxton.
Bobbie Touchin and Alex Forest of Brunswick.
Kathy Camire of Dayton, Connie Haley of Portland and Charlie Baird of South Portland.
Karyn Hood of South Portland with her son, Sullivan Olsen, a member of the Boys and Girls Club of South Portland.
Devin McNeill of South Portland with his parents, Laura and James McNeill of Portland.