The Safe Passage 5k was this morning in Cumberland, Maine. A record number of participants showed up this morning, not least because of the passing of Hanley Denning this past Winter. She started the Safe Passage program, which provides education to the children who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump. The race raised about $18,000 for the program. There were 563 finishers, and both the men’s race and the women’s race saw course records.
The race was won by Ethan Hemphill in 15:14, which is 14 seconds than last year’s record setting run. There were 4 Dirigo runners in the top 5. The women’s race was won by Kristin Barry in 17:15, which lowered the women’s record by 23 seconds.