More than 114 runners and walkers recently participated in the 8th Annual Allenspark Run Like the Wind 5K.
Jonathan Mucci and Lily Tomasula Martin won the Distant Harbors Award, presented to the top finishers in the men and women’s category.
The top three male winners were 17-year-old Finn Tierney from Estes Park with a time of 19:27 or 6.16 per mile, 17-year-old Harrison Daley from Estes Park, and 22-year-old Taylor Goodrich from Boulder.
The top women finishers were Kristin Johansen (29) from Longmont, with a time of 20:50 (6:43 minutes per mile), Lily Tomasular Martin (17) and Kati Gosnell (36) from Lyons. Johnasen placed 3rd overall and Martin placed 4th overall. Third, fourth and fifth place winners received ribbons.
The race took place at an elevation of 8,504 ft. on dirt roads that wind through wildflowers and pine forests, boasting views of high mountain peaks. “This year’s race took place a little earlier this year and the weather was just perfect,” said Desra McDonald, race planner and coordinator. “We got such positive feedback from race participants. We will definitely do the race again next year.”
Complete results are available at www.finishlinetiming.com/2016-results-run-like-the-wind-5K. To view photos from the race, visit www.theoldgallery.org.
More than thirty local volunteers supported the race, including the Allenspark Neighborhood Emergency Network radio operators, headed up by Stan Hunting. Allenspark Fire Department EMTs and the ambulance crew from Estes Park also provided support.
Race sponsors included A Spice of Life Catering, Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Distant Harbors Gift Shop, Van Horn Engineering, Estes Park Acupuncture, Noosa Yoghurt, Jack’s Fish Camp, Estes Park Acupuncture, the Allenspark Area Club And Raw Revolution Natural and Organic Live Food Bars.
Prizes ere donated by Rock Creek Tavern & Pizzeria, Spice of Life Catering, Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Dao House, Pacha Mama Massage and Yoga, Boulder Rock Club, Patrick McCary and Meadow Mountain Café.