They came, ran or walked and, many of them, of course, wore kilts — to show off their fashion sense and Celtic spirit.

Such was life for the Belfast Rotary's seventh annual "Kilted Canter" 5-kilometer road race/walk that took place on Saturday morning, July 20 near and at Belfast Area High School.

The event, one of six in the RunBelfast Race Series, was part of the Celtic Celebration weekend festivities in the city by the bay.

Before the heat and humidity of a tough day developed, two Waldo County runners kept the pace and led the pack as Shawn Rumery, 33, of Searsmont finished first in 17:58 and Miles Cannon, 15, of Belfast was second at 18:06.

The first female finisher was Shiloh Field, 42, of Purcellville, Va. in 21:13. She was fourth overall among 76 who walked and ran.

See more photos from this event below.

The fast, flat course went through picturesque and historic neighborhoods. The event started and ended near Belfast Area High School

The RunBelfast Race Series has expanded to six events, which include a collaboration of six races from June through October that offers trail and road courses.

The series is hosted by Paws, Waldo County YMCA, Belfast Rotary and Coastal Mountains Land Trust, as well as Rollie's Bar and Grill for Shriner's Hospital for Children.

The RunBelfast Series is sponsored by Damariscotta Bank & Trust and Journey to Health (MaineHealth).

The series has included thus far: Pendleton 5K and 5-miler on the Rail Trail (on the Rail Trail) on Saturday, June 1, "Paces for Paws" 5K and mile walk (on the Rail Trail) on Saturday, June 22 and, of course, the "Kilted Canter."

The individual "Kilted Canter" 5K results, with place, name, age, residence and time listed, were: 1, Rumery, 33, Searsmont, 17:58; 2, Cannon, 15, Belfast, 18:06; 3, Aaron Kennedy, 46, Belfast, 20:19; 4, Field, 42, Purcellville, Va., 21:13; 5, Alexander Stoffel, 22, Belfast 21:23; 6, Jeremy Gage, 45, Thorndike, 21:38; 7, David Haluska, 33, Bangor, 21:41; 8, Bryan Fields, 44, Purcellville, Va., 21:44; 9, Ed Hughes, 65, Bangor, 21:46; 10, Andrew Krupien, 17, Alexandaria, Va., 22:00; 11, Declan Krupien, 12, Alexandria, Va., 22:21; 12, Katie Buckley, 40, Searsmont, 22:25; 13, Peter Heslam, 52, Liberty, 22:44; 14, Kyle King, 42, Belfast, 23:20; 15, Bill Bruschi, 36, Winterport, 23:24; 16, Heather Howard, 49, Boca Raton, Fla., 23:45; 17, Jordan Pease, 14, Blacksburg, Va., 23:51; 18, Sean James, 42, Belfast, 23:51; 19, Adam Barnard, 55, Belfast, 24:05; 20, Kaly Rumery, 32, Searsmont, 24:17; 21, Donald Kitchen, 41, Northport, 24:26; 22, Zackgo Armstrong Hopkins, 17, no town given, 24:41; 23, Sarah Tampio, 35, Philadelphia, Pa., 24:55; 24, Jason Crain, 40, Taylors, S.C., 25:10; 25, Ashley Hart, 36, Northbridge, Mass., 25:20; 26, Brian Krupien, 52, Alexandria, Va., 25:29; 27, Geoff Scott, 64, Camden, 26:25; 28, Michael Trasath, 49, Atkinson, N.H., 26:35; 29, Cindy Sterling, 57, South Portland, 27:00; 30, Michael Madell, 60, Bar Harbor, 27:08; 31, Chelsea Howard, 32, Swanville, 27:15; 32, Brian Michaud, 32, Belfast, 27:45; 33, James Sowell, 54, Lincolnville, 27:56; 34, Tony Swebilius, 75, Morrill, 28:38; 35, Mark Marsolais 62, Montville, 29:03; 36, Bobi-jo Thomas, 39, Jefferson, 29:27; 37, Jeannine Fallon, 46, Northport, 29:36; 38, Dustin Boynton, 13, Belfast, 30:04; 39, Kevin Finley, 54, Bethel, 30:13; 40, Erin Engelmann, 24, New York, N.Y., 30;18; 41, Sarah Michaud, 26, Belfast, 30;24; 42, Paula Herron, 62, Northport, 30:25; 43, Paul Rooney, 54, Northport, 31:11; 44, Brian Davis, 64, Coventry, Conn., 31:16; 45, Glenn Montgomery, 71, Belfast, 31:19; 46, Sean Kearns, 50, Winterport, 31:24; 47, Rick Webster, 62, Broadbrook, Conn., 31:35; 48, Reade Brower, 62, Rockland, 31:59; 49, Faith Boynton, 36, Belfast, 32:07; and 50, Robert Jones, 68, Bar Harbor, 32:23.

Also, 51, Becca Duclos, 42, Andover, 32:41; 52, Peter Carter, 49, Belfast, 32:51; 53, Crys Bruschi, 35, Winterport, 32:53; 54, Quincy Hamilton, 32, Belmont, 34:03; 55, Janine McCall, 35, Punta Gorda, Fla., 34:24; 56, Sara B. New, 50, Swanville, 34:44; 57, Dylan Duclos, 16, Andover, 35:01; 58, Kate Hitchcock, 57, no town given, 35:35; 59, Lori Thayer, 49, Belfast, 35:38; 60, Mara Gallagher, 33, no town given, 38:04; 61, Lizzie Fallon, 9, Northport, N.Y., 38:20; 62, Jessica Loiselle, 8, Sebago, 39:49; 63, Brenda McGuinness, 37, Sebago, 39:54; 64, Julia Kearns, 50, Winterport, 42:04; 65, Terry Nelson, 53, Thomaston, 43:01; 66, Miranda Jones Phelps, 42, Yorktown, Ind., 43:01; 67, Paul McFarland, 75, Lincolnville, 43:30; 68, Joanne Moesswilde, 56, Belfast, 44:00; 69, Audrey Blake, 6, Searsport, 44:10; 70, Benjamin Blake, 37, Searsport, 44:10; 71, Russell Bonin, 52, Belfast, 44:11; 72, Kelly Fitts, 58, Palmyra, 45:40; 73, Pamela White, 57, Norway, 46:20; 74, JoAnn Smith, 55, Oxford, 47:35; 75, Bethany Varnum, 40, Ornville Township, 54:22; and 76, Lillian Page, 46, Liberty, 54:23.

The age-group results were:

Overall — Shawn Rumery, 17:58; and Shiloh Field, 21:13.

14 and younger — Declan Krupien, 22:21; and Lizzy Fallon, 38:20.

15-19 — Miles Cannon, 18:06; and Dylan Duclos, 35:01.

20-29 — Erin Engelman, 30:18.

30-39 — David Haluska, 21:41; and Kaly Rumery, 24:17.

40-49 — Aaron Kennedy, 20;19; and Katie Buckley, 22:25.

50-59 — Peter Heslan, 22:44; and Cindy Sterling, 27:00.

60-69 — Ed Hughes, 21:46; and Paula Herron, 30:25.

70-79 — Tony Swebilius, 28:28.

Upcoming races

Bug Run

Rotary "Bug Run" 5K Run/Walk (on Belfast city venues), Saturday, Aug. 17. 8:30 a.m. start; check-in from 7:45 a.m. at Belfast Commons parking lot, Miller and Union streets. (Harbor Fest weekend)

Scenic, fairly flat course that includes a few gentle hills, shaded neighborhoods, a stretch along the water front, and the Armistice Foot Bridge across the Passagassawaukeag River; one water stop. Everyone is welcome from those looking to run a personal-best to families who want to share a healthy run/walk. Top female and male runners receive 20 pounds of live lobsters (“bugs”). Pancake breakfast to follow, compliments of Harbor Fest.

Triple Stack

Waldo County YMCA "Triple Stack" 5K and 10K and Kids Run (on Belfast city venues), Sunday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. start; check-in from 7:45 a.m. at Belfast Area High School.

Organizers invite families for a morning of fitness and fun. One-mile family fun run/walk for children ages 10 and younger, with friends and family. The 5K and 10K are on a fast, flat course.

Rollie's

Rollie's "Run for Kids" 5K to Benefit Shriners Hospital for Children (on the Rail Trail), Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m. start; check-in from 7:30 a.m. at Armistice Footbridge, Pierce and Water streets.

The 5K run will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, Mass. The race/walk will take place on the Belfast Rail Trail beside the Passagassawakeag River. This is an entirely off-road, safe and wide trail that is scenic and fun.

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