We will look for 2010 event photos. If we can not find any, we will look for file photos of event winners.
2009 Island Falls Summerfest Race Results
The 17th annual Island Falls Summerfest was another great success, as 89 participants enjoyed the fun, weather, and competition. The winners in this 5k run/4k walk/half-mile fun run selected their prize from dozens and dozens of home-made pies and other desserts, a treat that everyone looks forward to. The pie/dessert auction that followed, along with entry fees, made this the highest fundraiser to date, which was benefited equally between the Agape Food Pantry and the Greater Houlton Christian Academy. Many thanks to: all those who participated in one of the events; to the many, many businesses in the area that donated close to one thousand dollars in door prizes, plus water, fruit, and ice (In fact there was not one business in Island Falls that did not help out, so thanks them when you patronize their business); to the many businesses in the southern Aroostook who donated door prizes; to the tireless efforts of those working behind the scenes/during race day; and to the many faithful and talented cooks that supplied many a delicious pie/dessert. Without all of you this largest race event in the County would not be the fun and success that it is, so a big-time thanks. Seeing the smiles, the excitement, and the laughter were absolutely priceless.
The overall winners were Jeff Ashby of Fort Fairfield and Marie Strouse of Caribou, with times of 17:29 and 19:29, respectively. Marie’s time was just 12 seconds away from Angela Ewings record set in 1997. The overall walk winners were Jim DeCrescenzo from New Jersey and Lauren Rockwell of Island Falls with times of 26:09 and 26:13, respectively. The half mile fun run for those under 10 was won by Tyler Levesque of Presque Isle in a record 3:26 (WOW!), and Teagan Ewings from Littleton in 3:50. Several age groups had very close competition, as you will note by the times, so that was extra exciting.
Following are the lists of all winners, with their age and place of residence. Those with an * by their name were winners in their respective age groups. As always, next year’s race will be the first Saturday in August, which will be the 7th in 2010. Please plan ahead to participant in the races or dessert making or both.