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SPF 5K at the Beach attracts 150 runners

May 15, 2018

The 2nd annual SPF 5K at the Beach for Melanoma was run under drizzly conditions May 13, starting from Wilmington Avenue and the Boardwalk, heading out to North Shores, then trucking back to the start/finish line.

Joey Andrisani, 35, was the overall winner in 18:19. Andrisani was joined on the top 5 men’s leaderboard by Dominick Lepke in 19:25, Pete Rosembert in 19:26, Chris Stanley in 19:28 and Jesse Lausch in 20:07.

Melissa Wiley, 32, from Ocean City, Md., was the first woman, in 21:40. She was followed by Samantha Fitzgerald in 22:30, Abbie Wright in 24:43, Roxi Holmes in 24:38 and Karen Dawson in 24:46.

Nine-year-old Vincent Calamia from Royersford, Pa., won his age group in 21:10.

Jules Woodall of Lewes, who just celebrated 70 years on the planet, won his new age group, 70-79, in 26:09.

The next Races2Run events at the beach are the third annual Rehoboth Run-for-the-Books 5K set for Saturday, May 19, and the ninth annual DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K Sunday, May 20, hosted by Tanger Outlets.