BELFAST — Talk about hot to trot.

Despite temperatures approaching 90 degrees and humidity brutally high at 8:30 a.m., more than 100 people showed up to break more than a sweat and burn a ton of calories in the annual “Kilted Canter” 5-kilometer road race on Saturday, July 23.

Runners take off at the start of the “Kilted Canter” 5-kilometer road race on July 23 in Belfast. Among those in the front are, from left, Jason Varney, Jack Fryer, Connor Quadrini, Ethan Cohen, Ethan Bruce, David Haluska and Hans Albee. Photo by Ken Waltz

The 3.1-mile event, part of the weekend’s popular Celtic Festival, started and ended at Belfast Area High School.

Jason Varney, 36, of Belfast covered the course the swiftest in a solid 17 minutes and 34 seconds, a fast time, especially given the extremely hot conditions

Jorly Bobadilla, left, and Aymon Langlois. Photo by Ken Waltz

David Haluska, 36, of Bangor was second at 17:54, while the first female finisher was Isabella Fryer, 16. Fryer was 15th overall.

The event, which sees a handful of participants wear kilts in the mood and mode of the celebration (this year, one participant sported a plaid necktie), was the second in the Belfast Run Series. The race was hosted by Belfast Rotary.

Kimberly Sholes, left, with young passengers along for the ride. Photo by Ken Waltz

Up next will be another Rotary-sponsored event, the “Bug Run” on Saturday, Aug. 20, followed by the Waldo County YMCA event on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Lions’ Ghostly Gallop 5K on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The series is supported by the City of Belfast Parks & Recreation Department.

Maddie Miles, 17, of Yarmouth uses sign language to encourage participants. Photo by Ken Waltz

The individual “Kilted Canter” 5K results were: 1, Jason Varney, 36, Belfast, 17:34; 2, David Haluska, 36, Bangor, 17:54; 3, Hans Albee, 41, Brooks, 18:04; 4, Jack Fryer, 15, 18:58; 5, Connor Quadrini, 16, 19:22; 6, C.J. Scott, 33, Belfast, 19:29; 7, Jorly Bobadilla, 39, Seal Cove, 19:32; 8, Aymon Langlois, 21, Belfast, 19:34; 9, Russell Varney, 32, Belfast, 19:50; 10, Shawn Rumery, 36, Searsmont, 19:55; 11, Teddy Mattson, 34, Belfast, 20:20; 12, Ethan Bruce, 19, Bucksport, 20:36; 13, David Crozier, 49, Rye, 20:39; 14, Justin Varney, 34, Belfast, 20:51; 15, Isabella Fryer, 16, 21:05; 16, Bill Bruschi, 39, Winterport, 22:05; 17, Romy Carpenter, 29, Belfast, 22:10; 18, Nancy Varney, 35, Belfast, 22:20; 19, Kevin Spiegel, 44, Belfast, 22:21; 20, Tate Shibles, 31, Hermon, 22:24; 21, Ed Hughes, 68, Bangor, 22:34; 22, Matthew Peters, 40, Portland, 22:39; 23, Robert Skillings, 41, Brooks, 23:05; 24, Peter Haslam, 55, Belmont, N.H., 23:11; 25, Matthew Buttani, 42, Belfast, 23:16; 26, Jim Pierce, 54, Plymouth, Mass., 23:19; 27, Ethan Cohen, 14, Camden, 23:27; 28, Kaly Rumery, 35, Searsmont, 23:28; 29, Derrick Bates, 31, Liberty, 23:48; 30, Heather Howard, 52, Lake Worth Beach, Fla., 24:08; 31, James Berry, 42, Okatie, S.C., 24:24; 32, Rodney Lesan, 53, Morrill, 24:29; 33, Mickey Lackey, 77, Millinocket, 26:14; 34, Lucas Peters, 10, 26:20; 35, Adam Barnard, 58, Belfast, 26:24; 36, Valeria Torres-Reye, 16, Morrill, 26:25; 37, Tristen Doolittle, Morrill, 26:30; 38, Ron Hise, 51, Belfast, 26:45; 39, Sophia Sciarappa, 22, Orono, 26:50; 40, Joe O’Brien, 25:55; 41, Peter Carter, 52, Belfast, 27:47; 42, Allison Whiting, 33, Swanville, 27:50; 43, Ian Ross, 15, Morrill, 29:12; 44, Brynne Barron, 15, Belgrade, 29:23; 45, James Sowell, 57, Lincolnville, 29:24; 46, Gabrielle Sirois, 29, Augusta, 29:29; 47, Ray Dollar, 65, Hoover, Ala., 29:50; 48, Kevin Marriner, 52, Belfast, 30:25; 49, Nicholas Tripp, 40, Monroe, 30:33; and 50, David Long, 37, Bangor, 30:53.

Jim Pierce. Photo by Ken Waltz

Also, 51, Juliana King, 61, Belfast, 31:09; 52, Roger Smith, 38, Searsport, 31:34; 53, Donald Kitchen, 44, Northport, 31:36; 54, Olivia Sciarappa, 20, 31:56; 55, Glenn Montgomery, 75, Belfast, 32:58; 56, Paula Herron, 65, Merritt Island, Fla., 33:02; 57, Kimberly Sholes, 31, Swanville, 34:09; 58, Paul Arborn, 58, Hermon, 35:15; 59, 59, Joshua Damon, 30, 35:19; 60, John Burns, 63, Camden, 35:31; 61, Katelyn Donovan, Putney, Vt., 36:06; 62, Emily Doughty, 33, 36:09; 63, Kari Richardson, 60, Millinocket, 36:27; 64, Jamie Thody, 29, Penobscot, 36:30; 65, Seth Crayton, 42, Vassalboro, 36:49; 66, Matthew Littlefield, 51, Waldo, 37:57; 67, Mariah Bates, 27, Liberty, 38:15; 68, Danielle Gudrue, 38, Bangor, 38:15; 69, Catherine Bunn-Stevenson, 53, Vinalhaven, 38:35; 70, Becky McGlauflin, 64, Bucksport, 41:22; 71, Joshua Leach, 37, Belfast, 42:05; 72, Emma Seekins, 31, Searsport, 45:59; 73, Kate Cohen, 54, Camden, 47:02; 74, Chris Pierce, 52, Lincolnville, 47:03; 75, Taylor Grenert, 16, Morrill, 50:55; 76, Robbie Germino, 18, Morrill, 50:57; 77, Lori Littlefield, 51, Morrill, 51:11; 78, Jacqueline Dunbar, 82, 52:54; 79, Sue McClintock, 38, Searsport, 53:18; 80, Stephen J. Hemenway, 66, Northport, 56:35; 81, Finn Duraes, 18, Morrill, 56:39; 82, Christina Whiteman, 16, Morrill, 56:43; 83, Anand Meyanathan, 13, Morrill, 56:46; 84, Briana Kennedy, 41, South China, 56:51; 85, Savannah Scribner, 15, Morrill, 59:15; 86, Mary Jane Curran, 17, Morrill, 59:16; 87, Ali Pasha, 16, Morrill, 59:20; 88, Charlotte Jacobson, 15, Morrill, 59:36; 89, Aaron Littlefield, 57, Morrill, 59:55; 90, Evan Carter, 19, Bucksport, 1:00:38; 91, Carter Chris, 44, Bucksport, 1:00:39; 92, Trinity Tripp, 19, 1:00:40; 93, (First name unavailable) Sawyer, 1:02:28; 94, Bonnie Sawyer, 74, 1:02:40; 95, Avery Mateo, Morrill, 1:05:50; 96, Malee Gaithner, 16, Morrill, 1:05:52; 97, Finn McLaughlin, 14, Morrill, 1:05:53; 98, Brett Agulnick, 16, Morrill, 1:06:02; 99, Cassandra Perez, 17, Morrill, 1:06:04; 100, Debra Cookson-McCauley, 35, Swanville, 1:06:10; 101, Leila Banks, 33, Belfast, 1:06:10; and 102, Lydia James, 31, Rockport, 1:06:10.

Shawn Rumery and child. Photo by Ken Waltz

The age-group first-place finishers were:

14-and-younger — Ethan Cohen.

15-19 — Jack Fryer and Brynne Borrows.

20-29 — Ayman Langlois and Romy Carpenter.

30-39 — David Hatuska and Nancy Varney.

Gary Boynton, the race leader on his motorcycle, indicates he is number one as he heads to finish line. Photo by Ken Waltz

40-49 — Albee Hans and Brianna Kenney.

50-59 — Peter Hesham and Heather Howard.

60-69 — Ed Hughes and Juliana King.

70-79 — Mickey Lackey and Bonnie Sawyer.

80 and older — Jaqueline Dunbar.