Blustery, rainy conditions did not dampen the spirits of nearly 100 runners and walkers Saturday, Aug. 18 at the ninth annual "Bug Run" 5-kilometer road race and walk, with a smattering of runners from near and far turning in top-notch times.

Wade Boudreau of Gardiner turned in the day's top performance as he finished the 3.1-mile course with a time of 18 minutes, 15 seconds.

Ricky Smith of Belfast was the top local finisher at third overall at 18:31, and Cassandra Howard of Searsmont, for the fifth straight year, was the top female finisher, this time with a seventh-place finish and a time of 20:09.

The top male and female runners — Boudreau and Howard — received 20 pounds of lobster. Lobsters often are called bugs by Maine fishermen, thus the name, bug run.

The Bug Run is part of the Belfast Harbor Fest celebration, which runs from Friday to Sunday, Aug. 17-19.

The course is a scenic, fairly flat course that includes a few gentle hills, shaded neighborhoods, a stretch along the waterfront and onto the Armistice Foot Pride, which crosses the Passagassawaukeag River.

The event is also the fourth of five events in the Run Belfast 2018 series.

Individual results, with runners, times and town of residence included, were: 1, Wade Boudreau, 24, Gardiner, 18:15; 2, Henry Spritz, 17, Portland, 18:30; 3, Ricky Smith, 19, Belfast, 18:31; 4, Evan Hutchins, 30, Swanville, 18:47; 5, Lorenzo Pretto, 17, Harriman, N.Y., 18:55; 6, Jeffrey Popenhagen, 37, Hermon, 20:03; 7, Cassandra Howard, 22, Searsmont, 20:09; 8, Cicilia Dube, 25, Winterport, 20:11; 9, Kevin Spencer, 32, Melrose, Mass., 20:45; 10, Jeffrey Cowan, 38, Belmont, 21:11; 11, Travis Tufo, 24, Cape Elizabeth, 21:17; 12, Ed Hughes, 64, Bangor, 21:23; 13, Caitlin May, 30, Belfast, 21:27; 14, Levi Woods, 13, Belfast, 21:41; 15, Brody Simons, 12, Hampden, 21:47; 16, Amy Flood, 36, Belmont, 21:50; 17, Katie Buckley, 39, Searsmont, 22:07; 18, Jack Moody, 19, Appleton, 22:33; 19, Emma Seekins, 27, Searsport, 22:44:00; 20, Cliff Relyhl, 69, Madison, Wisc., 22:57; 21, Donald Kitchen, 40, Northport, 23:00; 22, Susan Aldrich, 70, Naples, Fla., 23:05; 23, Benjamin Blake, 37, Stockton Springs, 23:13; 24, Faith Mitchell, 12, Milford, Del., 23:23; 25, Bethany Heslan, 53, Northport, 23:36; 26, Eric Seaburg, 44, Avon, Conn., 23:42; 27, Armstrong Zackgo, 14, Belfast, 23:51; 28, Ron Haney, 61, Warren, 23:58; 29, Marshall Wall, 11, Richmond, 24:00; 30, John Mitchell, 37, Milford, Del., 24:00; 31, Tony Swebilius, 74, Morrill, 24:04; 32, Elias Howard, 14, Swanville, 24:05; 33, Nicholas Ritchie, 14, Belfast, 24:23:00; 34, Don Hoenig, 67, Belfast, 25:07; 35, Matt Koskela, 38, Belfast, 25:24; 36, Owan Kiernan, 12, Wilbreham, Mass., 26:15; 37, Tim Graf, 56, Hampden, 26:36; 38, Matthias Ziller, 44, Montreal, Quebec, 26:38; 39, Liam Kiernan, 9, Wilbreham, Mass., 27:04; 40, Patrick Kiernan, 37, Wilbreham, Mass., 27:05; 41, James Sowell, 53, Lincolnville, 27:43; 42, Alex Harjula, 16, Keller, Texas, 27:48; 43, Andy Engstrom, 50, Keller, Texas, 27:59; 44, Reynolds Ritchie, 47, Belfast, 28:06; 45, Thaddeus Gumula, 29, Ware, Mass., 28:49; 46, Robert Abrams, 61, Cutler, 29:11; 47, Riley Seaburg, 14, Avon, Conn., 29:14; 48, Glenn Montgomery, 71, Belfast, 29:48; 49, Elizabeth Stetson, 40, Boston, Mass., 30:08; and 50, Beth Mitchell, 44, Searsport, 30:12.

51, Frederick Kuhn, 59, Boston, Mass., 30:19; 52, Paul Rooney, 53, Northport, 30:30; 53, Eliza Frakes, 21, Belfast, 30:39; 54, Elissa Koskela, 37, Belfast, 30:48; 55, Jessica Woods, 39, Belfast, 30:52; 56, Faith Boynton, 36, Belfast, 30:53; 57, Randall Colvin, 41, Dixmont, Wisc., 30:58; 58, Susan Colvin, 41, Dixmont, Wisc., 31:00; 59, Katie Glessner, 44, Appleton, 31:02; 60, Aline Seekins, 29, Searsport, 31:06; 61, Lori Thayer, 48, Belfast, 31:19; 62, Bree Kiernan, 6, Wilbreham, Mass., 31:47; 63, Quinn Kiernan, 11, Wilbreham, Mass., 31:53:00; 64, Brynne Sawyer, 13, Swanville, 32:03; 65, Lynda Wall, 53, Richmond, 32:07; 66, Meghan Spencer, 81, Melrose, Mass., 32:08; 67, Ellen Adams, 62, Park City, Utah, 32:19; 68, Bobbie Jo Benjamin, 41, Belmont, 32:27; 69, Bernadette Geller, 67, Philadelphia, Pa., 32:30; 70, Anne West, 42, Deer Isle, 33:07; 71, Jennifer Popenhagen, 34, Hermon, 33:37; 72, Mariah Bates, 23, Belfast, 33:45; 73, Mary Kate Moody, 50, Appleton, 34:28; 74, Luci Hynes, 50, Westminster, Mass., 36:25; 75, Ben Sawyer, 40, Swanville, 37:56; 76, Aiden Howard, 9, Swanville, 37:57; 77, Nate Howard, 41, Swanville, 39:33; 78, Penny Armstrong, 72, South Portland, 42:01; 79, Ellen Spring, 65, Thomaston, 42:02; 80, Paul McFarland, 74, Lincolnville, 57:17; 81, Michael Colburn, 71, Burlington, Vt., 57:18; 82, Mary Esther Treat, 68, Burlington, Vt., 57:24; 83, Lauren Sterling, 56, Falmouth, 57:26; 84, Charlie Adams, 68, Salida, Colo., 57:29; and 85, William Adams, 71, Falmouth, 57:29.