One day after spring temperatures hit 73 degrees locally, more than 80 hardy runners and walkers had to brave much cooler temperatures and snow flurries during the second annual Lucky Leprechaun 5-Kilometer Road Race.

Sunday morning’s 3.1-mile course started and ended near the board walk in the city’s south end. The event was organized by Reade Brower of Camden as a fundraiser for the Little Field Home Runners and supports the 80 children of Little Field Home in Malawi, Africa, an orphanage founded by Union native Janet Littlefield.

Nikos Christ, 19, of Brooksville blistered the course in 17 minutes and 15 seconds to outdistance runner-up Eric Mauricette, 19, of Owls Head, who was second in 17:51.

The first female to finish the course was Kasey Greenleaf, 32, of Thomaston in 21:01. She was eighth overall.

Brower said the weather was cool, around 40 degrees, “perfect running conditions for a good cause.”

Many runners dressed to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, which was March 17. No runner was more festive than Gary Billington, 48, of Rockland, who was an Irish waiter, with a white shirt, name tag and green bow tie. He even carried a tray of fake green beers around the course. It was reported he did not spill a drop during his trek.

The individual 5K results for runners and walkers were: 1, Christ, 19, Brooksville, 17:15; 2, Mauricette, 19, Owls Head, 17:51; 3, Ryan King, 40, Stockton Spring, 18:52; 4, Patrick O’Donnell, 19, Warren, 19:27; 5, Adam Rhoda, 23, Washington, 19:54; 6, Andy Smith, 30, Wiscasset, 20:15; 7, Steve Cartwright, 58, Waldoboro, 20:19; 8, Greenleaf, 32, Thomaston, 21:01; 9, Peter Scheib, 36, Camden, 21:14; 10, Brendon O’Donnell, 16, Warren, 21:17; 11, Donald Mansius, 51, Appleton, 21:21; 12, Andrew Cavanaugh, 49, Rockport, 21:25; 13, David Farrar, 53, Bangor, 21:26; 14, Darren Winchenbach, 28, Waldoboro, 21:36; 15, Andrew Allen, 15, Union, 21:39; 16, Tom Kirby, 53, Ellsworth, 21:43; 17, Dennis Camber, 45, Rockport, 22:12; 18, Doug Johnstone, 61, Camden, 22:48; 19, Paul Yates, 59, Pemaquid, 22:57; 20, Jason McCarthy, 26, Freeport, 23:20; 21, Andrew Bonarrigo, 39, Rockland, 23:32; 22, Jesse Bartke, 28, Thomaston, 23:37; 23, Mandy Pelotte, 34, South China, 23:48; 24, Peter Rubenstein, 46, Camden, 23:57; 25, Patrick Lowe, 35, Camden, 24:05; 26, Daniel Carlson, 31, South Thomaston, 24:07; 27, Billington, 48, Rockland, 24:22; 28, Dave Samuelian, 63, Bangor, 24:37; 29, Peter Cole, 34, Freeport, 24:47; 30, Donald Young, 5, Friendship, 24:53; 31, Christine Nichols, 40, Winslow, 25:07; 32, Ashby Bartke, 25, Thomaston, 25:08; 33, Carol Weaks, 55, Conway, 25:22; 34, Eugene Peters, 28, Warren, 25:57; 35, Colin Page, 32, Hope, 26:03; 36, Stephanie Brown, 31, Jefferson, 26:10; 37, Katie Johnson, 28, Rockland, 26:22; 38, Jamie Waterman, 28, South Thomaston, 26:23; 39, Steph Almasi, 29, Warren, 26:31; 40, Shelby Cote, 32, Rockland, 26:43; 41, Roland Cote, 55, Oakland, 26:44; 42, Joanie Rhoda, 56, Washington, 26:50; 43, William Coffin, 62, Harpswell, 27:03; 44, Jane Remy, 63, Port Clyde, 27:21; 45, Ellen Spring, 57, Thomaston, 27:54; 46, Bill Stephenson, 36, Rockport, 28:16; 47, Elizabeth Stephenso, 36, Rockport, 28:17; 48, Alison Scheib, 35, Camden, 28:23; 49, Paul Chartrand, 60, Rockland, 29:00; 50, Meredith Barnett, 22, Camden, 29:18; 51, Robin Emery, 63, Ellsworth, 29:23; 52, Allison Bennett, 30, South Thomaston, 29:25; 53, Justin Bennett, 32, South Thomaston, 29:27; 54, Russell Wolfertz, 61, Owls Head, 29:46; 55, Brittany Sawyer, 25, South Thomaston, 30:41; 56, Jennifer O’Donoghue, 38, Warren, 30:41; 57, Alicia Costa, 32 Warren, (opt-out for Brower, 53, Camden), 31:11; 58, Beth Corson, 13, Union, 33:14; 59, Christina Fish, 44, Rockland, 33:23; 60, Erica Davis, 25, Rockland, 33:24; 61, Catherine Sally, 44, Thomaston, 34:42; 62, Ann Pietroski, 54, Thomaston, 34:43; 63, Sharon Pratt, 49, Rockport, 35:01; 64, Roxanne Eggen, 49, Liberty, 38:09; 65, Joseph Moody, 33, Camden, 38:11; 66, Stephanee George, 17, Rockland, 41:41; 67, Haley Wotton, 17, Rockland, 41:42; 68, Susan Peats, 56, Camden, 44:20; 69, Dale Winsper, 20, Camden, 44:23; 70, Emily Rizkalla, 11, Rockland, 44:38; 71, Karen Rizkalla, 48, Rockland, 45:56; 72, Stephen Peats, 58, Camden, 48:56; 73, Annette Naegel, 50, Rockland, 51:04; 74, Eileen Murray, 54, Rockland, 51:06; 75, Nikolai Wotton, 14, Rockland, 51:09; 76, Patricia Wotton, 52, Rockland, 51:10; 77, Dena Rogers, 57, Warren, 51:15; 78, Jasmin Pike, 35, Camden; 79, James Cook, 38, Camden; 80, Tess Jalbuena-Cook, 5, Camden; 81, Noah Jalbuena-Cook, 10, Camden; 82, Tracy Jalbuena, 38, Camden; 83, Julie Allen, 47, Union; and 84, Betty Doherty, 48, Rockland (for anonymous opt-out).

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VillageSoup Regional Editor/Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at kwaltz@villagesoup.com.