The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank organizer Noah Wood and the Dares Beach Civic Association for another successful 5k benefiting our volunteer organization.
The 3rd annual “Daring the Blaze” event, held on June 29, 2019, was chocked full of walkers and runners weaving through the Dares Beach community and along the Chesapeake Bay. The high heat and humidity didn’t stop the more than 50 participants from climbing hills, taking on turns and dodging a few sprinklers along the 3.1 mile course.
Noah Wood, event host and organizer, would like to recognize the top participants:
Congratulations to Ben Aris for winning in the men’s field with a new 13-19 age group record time of 18:03. Jeff Malone took second with a time of 20:31, and Rob Clinton rounded out the top 3 with a new 30-39 age group course record of 22:23!
Congratulations also to Kate Barrett for winning the overall women’s title as well as the Masters title with a new Masters course record time of 28:19! Not far behind was Ev Joy in 28:45, followed by Marci Gramstorff in a new 50-59 age group record of 29:24!
Michael Land took the men’s Masters title with a time of 23:16, and Jeff Heron defended his now-third consecutive top Dares Beach Male Resident title in a time of 28:24, while Sue Buckalew took the top Dares Beach Female Resident title with a time of 39:55!
Here’s the list of age group records that were set one of southern Maryland’s hardest 5K courses:
13-19 – Ben Aris – 18:03
30-39 – Rob Clinton – 22:23
60-69 – Dave Walser – 24:19
Masters- Kate Barrett – 28:19
40-49 – Kate Barrett – 28:19
50-59 – Marci Gramstorff – 29:24
80+ – Elsie Weems – 55:36
If you would like to see photos and full results from the recent race, you please check out the Daring the Blaze community Facebook page.
You can also find updates for next summer’s race, as well as information on other local races, throughout the year. Thank you for your support!