2021 “Daring The Blaze” 5k Final Race Results
The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department thanks Noah Wood, our community and the sponsors of the 2021 Daring the Blaze 5k!
The race was a success and below is a note from Director Wood on the final results:
“It’s hard to believe that about a month ago, I wasn’t even sure if I would be able to have a live event this year, but fortunately I was able to and thank you all for helping to make the 5th Annual Daring the Blaze 5K Run/Walk COVID-Cicada Edition possible! I know you might feel ripped off because there were hardly any cicadas and (hopefully) no COVID, but nevertheless we still achieved our main goal: Supporting our brave heroes at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department!! On behalf of the Dares Beach Civic Association, HandyMan Construction, Rita’s of Prince Frederick, and Safeway (Prince Frederick), thank you!!!
K2 Race Management and Timing Services did an excellent job timing our race and managing the finish line. In little time, they were able to provide us with these results:”
Noah Wood adds:
In summary, the men’s race was won by John Way with a new 50-59 age group record time of 22:17, and the women’s race was won by Leanne Powers with a convincing course record time of 22:55. Not far behind John was men’s runner-up, Jaime Cantlon, with a time of 22:49 (also breaking the former 50-59 age group course record of 22:50 mere second). John Anello was the third male with a time of 23:59.
Jody Fagnano was the overall runner-up female runner with a Master’s course record time of 26:32. Rebecca Kessler rounded out the top-three females with a time of 28:36.
Overall winner, John Way, was also the male Masters (age 40+) champion, and women’s runner-up, Jody Fagnano was the female Master’s champion.
The fastest Dares Beach Male Resident title once again went to defending champion, Jeff Heron, with a time of 29:34. The fastest Dares Beach Female Resident was Opal Evans with a time of 33:42.
Here is a list of participants that broke and set new course records for their age groups (in alphabetical order):
John Way (Male 50-59 age group course record) – 22:17.7
Jody Fagnano (Female Masters & 50-59 age group course record) – 26:32.1
Leanne Powers (Female overall & 30-39 age group course record) – 22:55.3
Steve Rupard (Male 70-79 age group course record) – 31:21.5
Congratulations to all of our top finishers, age group course record setters, and finishers! Thank you!