Dares Beach Civic As­so­ci­a­tion hosts 5K to sup­port PFVFD

The Calvert Recorder - - Engagement -

On July 22, the Dares Beach Civic As­so­ci­a­tion hosted a new 5-kilo­me­ter (3.1-mile) foot race in the Dares Beach com­mu­nity in Prince Fred­er­ick. The first Dar­ing the Blaze 5K Run/Walk drew over 70 run­ners and walkers to ben­e­fit lo­cal he­roes in the Prince Fred­er­ick Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment.

As a re­sult of reg­is­tra­tion fees, do­na­tions and part­ner­ships with spon­sors Brick WoodFired Bistro and Rita’s, the 5K raised over $800 for the Prince Fred­er­ick Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment. These vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers serve the com­mu­nity in a va­ri­ety of ways, such as pro­vid­ing fire­house tours, go­ing to schools and con­duct­ing fire preven­tion lessons and host­ing an an­nual crab feast and fire­men’s car­ni­val, a press re­lease states.

Wil­liam Allen II was the first to cross the line in 17:59, fol­lowed by run­ner-up Kevin O’Clair in 19:28, and then Ryan But­ler in 19:36. The women’s race was won by Ali Gle­nesk in 24:44, fol­lowed by Cathy Sut­ton in 26:51 and Dana Fox in 26:52. Chris Zabriskie (21:06) and Lidia Baca (29:52) were the Masters cham­pi­ons (the first male and fe­male com­peti­tors 40 or older). In ad­di­tion, Jeff Heron (28:33) and Sue Buckalew (34:36) were the top Dares Beach res­i­dents.

There were sev­eral other award win­ners in dif­fer­ent age group cat­e­gories (the top three in each were awarded), the re­lease con­tin­ues. There were some strong run­ners and walkers that did well on the chal­leng­ing course through the streets of Dares Beach de­spite the heat be­ing in the 80s.

Many peo­ple ex­pressed in­ter­est in see­ing the race oc­cur next year, if not an­nu­ally, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease. A few par­tic­i­pants re­ported it was their first race, and now they are in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in more of them.

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Par­tic­i­pants in the Dares Beach Civic As­so­ci­a­tion’s Dar­ing the Blaze 5K Run/Walk pre­pare to start the race July 22. The 5K raised funds for Prince Fred­er­ick Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment.

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