Enthusiastic runners hitting the road. Courtesy photo

Rewind: Hundreds flock to 16th annual Thoreau School Road Race 

Cool, misty weather couldn’t stop the fleet of foot from turning out in force for the 16th annual Thoreau School Road Race. 

The May 19 event, featuring a 5K and Kids Run through West Concord, drew nearly 250 participants.

Mascot Henry Husky leads the Kids Run participants. Courtesy photo

“The event was started by a group of Thoreau parents and we’ve been happy to continue it both as a fundraiser and a great springtime community event,” Race Director Brian McNamara said. 

5K winner and recent CCHS grad Oz Turner. Courtesy photo

“We get such great involvement from the school, the kids, and our sponsors.”

Recent Concord-Carlisle High School graduate Oz Turner won the 5K with a time of 18:17. The top female 5K runner: Somerville’s Rachel Aldrich, who finished in 22:15. In the Kids Run, Ethan Elms, Graham Stephenson and Byron Payne were the top three boys. The top three girls: Eva Krass, Sienna Nash, and Violet Nash. 

Sponsors included Votacall, Heart Orthodontics, The Pesce Network at Dunkin’, Orange Theory, Wellness in Motion, The Senkler Pasley & Whitney team at Coldwell Banker, Marshall Farm, The Thoreau Club, Concord Teacakes, Woods Hill Table, West Concord Wine & Spirits, McWalter Volunteer Insurance, and The Tom & Joanne Team at Gibson Sotheby’s.

— Beth Herman