Saturday, May 7, 2022
It was a chilly, blustery morning on Saturday, May 7, so it was a quick 5K, with the first finisher, Al Claussen of Townshend, coming in at 18:49.
The first female finisher, with a time of 24:44, was Kelsey Taddei of Townshend, who ran with her three young children (two in a stroller and one on a bicycle).
The Claussen family was well-represented. Spencer finished in second place (20:29), not far behind his father. Another Claussen son, Tyler, completed his first event on jumping stilts, an impressive feat.
Barbara Kelleher came from Cape Cod, MA. She is working towards her goal of completing a 5K in all 50 states, and she chose Grace Cottage as her Vermont 5K.
A total of 64 participants finished the race (plus those in strollers!).
Special thanks to Steve Kapral, Phil Shafer, and Ben Wright, co-chairs for the event, and to the many volunteers. Sponsors included People’s United Bank, Linda Bastian, Big Picture Farm, Blake Hill Preserves, Cota & Cota, River Bend Farm Market, and WEEI 93.5 FM Sports Radio.
Save the date for next year’s 5K: Saturday, Mother’s Day weekend, May 6, 2023