Runners line up at the Livingston Road starting line of the Mount Desert Island YMCA's annual Catch That Turkey 5K race on Thanksgiving morning. PHOTO COURTESY OF MDI YMCA

Eslin wins 5K on freezing Thanksgiving morning



BAR HARBOR — Single-digit temperatures and biting wind didn’t faze the 52 runners and walkers who participated in the Mount Desert Island YMCA’s annual Catch That Turkey 5K race Thanksgiving morning.

Y staff member Michael Benz ran in a turkey costume. Race director Jennifer Britz gave the turkey about a 30-second head start, and then any runner who caught up with him over the course of the race was entered into a drawing to win a Bartlett Bakery cake. The cake winners were Troy Brown and his son Blake, 11, the youngest runner in the race.

The race is a fundraiser for the YMCA and is sponsored by Coston and McIsaac.

 

Catch That Turkey 5K

Nov. 22, 2018

Full Results

1        Brad Eslin  18:54.1

2        Rob Shea    19:42.9

3        Evan Boudreau    19:50.8

4        Andrew Kephart  21:45.8

5        Michael Wade      21:53.5

6        Peter Keeney        21:57.6

7        Brynn Cairns       22:28.9

8        Sidney Beardsworth      22:41.4

9        Ed Hawes   22:45.4

10      Cassia Roth                   23:09.6

11      Randy Puckett      23:39.2

12      Nick Walton                  24:29.7

13      Ethan Miller                   24:38.9

14      Derek Hurst                   25:06.7

15      Eliza Bishop                  25:33.9

16      Catherine Saltalamacchia                  25:56.9

17      Troy Brown                   26:03.3

18      Chandler Strout   26:22.2

19      Christopher Heel  26:24.4

20      Richard Maser      26:29.7

21      Michael Madell     26:41.5

22      Erica Roth            26:46.0

23      Laura Anderson   26:50.0

24      Louise O’Neill      26:55.6

25      Lisa Kearns            26:57.0

26      Megan Ware         27:15.4

27      Noah Johnson      27:19.8

28      Joshua Johnson    27:20.3

29      Carrie Graham     27:22.3

30      Margaret Fowler  28:05.9

31      Kristen Dunphey  28:12.0

32      Michele Gagnon   29:24.4

33      Katie Boye           30:07.8

34      Dennise Cupp      30:08.3

35      Mia Strout            30:27.0

36      Leah Kelly            30:37.2

37      Meg Kelly             30:37.8

38      Elizabeth Williams                  31:08.2

39      Susan Bean          31:28.6

40      Matthew Daley     31:29.5

41      Cody Paigen                  31:46.0

42      Blake Brown        32:20.6

43      Nancy Kohl                   32:52.5

44      Deb O’Donnell     36:34.0

45      Robert Jones        36:34.7

46      Robin Emery        40:31.8

47      Lynda Millar        41:44.5

48      Liz Graves            41:45.7

49      Tiffany Laufer      47:20.0

50      Jessica Daley        51:58.0

51      Alexandra Fochi   1:10:25.3

52      Roeland Vandevelde      1:10:25.9

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Liz Graves is managing editor of the Islander. She's a California native who came to Maine as a schooner sailor.lgraves@mdislander.com