Hundreds of runners take part in the 32nd annual Beaches Spring Sprint

Runners start the 5K race at the 32nd annual Beaches Spring Sprint held on Saturday, April 6, morning on the Boardwalk. Photo by Alan Shackleton.

Close to 500 runners took part in the 32nd annual Beaches Spring Sprint held on Saturday, April 6, morning along the Boardwalk.

Runners participated in four different categories including a five-kilometre run, a five-kilometre walk, a two-kilometre walk, and two-kilometre run for children.

The annual event raises funds for the Beaches Recreation Centre.

The following are the top three finishers in the various race categories and their times:

Adult Female (ages 19 to 29) 5K race – 1.) Laura Desjardins (16:49). 2.) Miranda Thomson (17:37). 3.) Katherine Lampard (18:01).

Adult Male (ages 19 to 29) 5K race – 1.) Robert Lawand (15;08). 2.) Sam Kinahan (15:27). 3.) Saed Griffith (15:35).

Adult Female (ages 12 and under) 5K race – 1.) Hanna Hollins (19:16). 2.) Reid Harvey-Mckean (19:44). 3.) Elizabeth Turner (20:11).

Adult Male (ages 12 and under) 5K race – 1.) Andrew Richards (19:38). 2.) Xavier Bird (19:39). 3.) Alic Webster (19:44).

Adult Female (ages 13 and 14) 5K race – 1.) Leah Stapleton (19:26). 2.) Claudia Baccellieri (19:28). 3.) Cassidy Smyth-Robinson (20:15).

Adult Male (ages 13 and 14) 5K race – 1.) Nicholas Laskowsky (17:08). 2.) Eli Voykin (17:38). 3.) Kamran Brar (17:49).

Adult Female (ages 15 to 18) 5K race – 1.) Petal Palmer (18:14). 2.) Nicole Dirks (19;00). 3.) Ella Jackson (19:04).

Adult Male (ages 15 to 18) 5K race – 1.) Max Davies (15:43). 2.) Abdullahi Hassan (16:23). 3. Owen Moloney (16:31).

Adult Female (ages 30 to 39) 5K race – 1.) Gillian McCabe (18:30). 2.) Andrea Smith (18:40). 3.) Kathleen Lawrence (19:26).

Adult Male (ages 30 to 39) 5K race – 1.) Simon Lauzon (18:04). 2.) Craig Burrell (18:24). 3.) Ryan Finn (18:57).

Adult Female (ages 40 to 49) 5K race – 1.) Sarah Katz (19:58). 2.) Shauna Ellis (20:26). 3.) Zoe Webster (20:51).

Adult Male (ages 40 to 49) 5K race – 1.) Geoff Richards (16:58). 2.) Jason Skillicorn (17:59). 3.) Rob Cairns (19:08).

Adult Female (ages 50 to 59) 5K race – 1.) Tricia Bachman (19:35). 2.) Julie Taylor (25:27). 3.) Judi Cummings (25:54).

Adult Male (ages 50 to 59) 5K race – 1.) Dave Corlett (18:42). 2.) Richard Yates (19:03). 3.) Bill Cunliffe (19:27).

Adult Female (ages 60 to 69) 5K race – 1.) Jennifer Kalant (27:46). 2.) Barbara Smith (32:13). 3.) Sally Cauldwell (36:21).

Adult Male (ages 60 to 69) 5K race – 1.) Steve Burns (22:41). 2.) John Albert (24:06). 3.) Perry Graham (26:05).

Adult Female (ages 70 plus) 5K race – 1.) Lynda Hurley (38:35).

Adult Male (ages 70 plus) 5K race – 1.) Tony Teddy (26:10). 2.) Thierry Benoist-D’anth (30:10). 3.) Peter Harris (31:31).

Children’s Girls (ages 10 to 12) 2k race – Alexandra Jackson (6:52); Alexandra Mills (6:56). Melissa Blacquier (6:57).

Children’s Boys (ages 10 to 12) 2K race – Jamie Parkin (6:36). Sebastian Cairney (6:48). Ty Machado (6:56).

Children’s Girls (ages 7 to 9) 2K race – 1.) Lila Hollins (7:27). 2.) Lauren Harrington (7:54). 3.) Audrey Parkin (8:04).

Children’s Boys (ages 7 to 9) 2K race – 1.) Jack Peleck (7:26). 2.) Massimo Pagliarello (7:46). 3.) Cole Mielniczuk (7:51).

Children’s Girls (ages 6 and under) 2K race – 1.) Alissa Pagliarello (10:50). 2.) Linsley Julia (12:07). Lyra Budreau (12:16).

Children’s Boys (ages 6 and under) 2K race – 1.) William Potts (8:44). 2.) Finley Hollins (9:08). 3.) Ronin Harper (9:57).

The Overall Male Team champs for the 5K race were the U of T Track Club. The Overall Female Team champs for the 5K race were Monarch Athletics.

Sponsors for this year’s Beaches Spring Sprint were the City of Toronto, Eagle Beaver Sports, Pegasus, Norseman Construction and Development Ltd., Cool Green and Shady, D and G Trophies, Molson Canada, Tom Jakobek, Wholly Veggie, Balmy Beach Club, Beach Metro News, Beach Valu-Mart, Beaches Lions Club, Boardwalk Running Club, Eny Eyewear, Estates Coffee, Freshco, Loblaw – Musgrave, MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, O’Rielly, Moll and Mian, MPP Rima Berns-McGown, Scarborough Masters Running Club, The Teenage Tutors, The Mail Slot – Business Services and Tim Hortons – Beach.


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