Hundreds Turn Out for St. Patrick’s Boardwalk 5K

OCEAN CITY- Despite a driving rain that ultimately cancelled the parade, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 5K was again a huge success with over 800 runners braving the elements for the event.

The St. Patrick’s Boardwalk 5K was held last Saturday morning as planned despite steady rain. The annual race, produced by OC Tri Running, began on the Boardwalk in the area of 4th Street not far from the main sponsor Shenanigan’s. From there, the runners headed south on the Boardwalk around the Inlet pier and Inlet parking lot to the tram station.

From there, the runners headed north again on the Boardwalk to the area of 16th Street where they turned around and headed back to the finish line at Shenanigan’s. A total of 843 runners from all over the mid-Atlantic region competed in the annual event. For the record, Thomas Yinger of Westminster took first, while Bobby Hammond of Selbyville was second and Trey Bell of Georgetown was third.

Local runners who finished in the Top 100 included Hammond (2nd), Lap Nguyen of Pocomoke (30th), Steve Moore of Selbyville (31st), Sarah Evans of Ocean City (32nd), Rob Schroeder of Salisbury (35th), Amy Luppens of Salisbury (37th), Jake Blazer of Berlin (52nd), Brice Anderson of Salisbury (53rd), Matt Morrison of Berlin (56th), Vance Morrow of Salisbury (60th), Caroline Green of Berlin (63rd), Tyler Morris of Berlin (64th), Chris Johnson of Ocean Pines (66th), Patrick Kohl of Berlin (69th), Steve Lind of Ocean City (72nd), Luanne Giorgione of Salisbury (74th), Brian Delegatti of Bishopville (82nd), Hagen Anderson of Bishopville (84th), Bill Sieg of Berlin (90th) and Greg Shahady of Berlin (93rd).