The 27th running of the Doylestown 5K Race the 5th race in the seven-race series on May 25th was a record-breaking success. 754 runners registered for the race -- an all-time record. The beautiful weather certainly contributed to its success, but the carnival-like atmosphere also played a major role. The runners responded with 4 new course records and 33 runners finished under the 20-minute milestone
Steve Gourley won his 3rd consecutive race and is in good position to win the overall Series title. His winning time was 16:36. He was followed by Drew Kalbach (16:52) and Patrick Dineen (17:08).
For the Women’s overall, the first 3 women all competed in the 35-39 age group. Danielle Burns (19:20), Melissa Palermo (19:32) and Jen Zenszer (20:12) were 1-2-3. 13-year-old Katie Bosak narrowly missed the top 3 with a 20:16 time. And to top off the competition, another runner in the 35-39 group, Stephanie Savastano was 1 second behind Katie.
Steve Gourley, Terry Permar, Danielle Millet, and Olivia Smith all set age group course records.
Nancy Smith won the Women’s Age-Graded Masters competition with spectacular 87.6% rating. Anabelle Broadbent (76.3%) was second and Jana Discala (76.0%) was third.
The Men’s Age-Graded Masters Champs were Steve Gourley, Jim Eder, Kevin Cooke, and Terry Permar. Their age-graded ratings were 82.5%, 80.9%, 80.6%, and 80.3%, respectively.
The Fun Run belonged to the Super Heroes. Nearly 200 runners of all ages enjoyed the fun and the encouragement from fully uniformed Super Heroes at the finish line.
The Doylestown 5K benefits Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) School and Discover Doylestown. For OLMC, proceeds go directly to the enhancement of its educational programs. Discover Doylestown is a community organization devoted to creating engaging events and programs to help Doylestown grow and prosper.
The next Series race is the Chalfont Challenge on June 1. If you act before May 30, you can still pre-register for the race at www.bucks5kseries.com.
For all of the results and more information, go to bucks5kseries.com. Also, check back in a few days for the overall Series Standings: Series Standings.
See you at the races.