Hundreds Compete In Successful Seaside 10

OCEAN CITY- The Seaside 10 and associated 5K race last weekend was once again a huge success with hundreds of runners descending on the resort as a culmination of sorts for Ocean City’s ongoing special events during the month of October.

Hundreds of running enthusiasts gathered at the Inlet for the 10-mile and 5K races hosted by OC Tri Running last Saturday morning. Held on actual Halloween this year, many of the runners were decked out in elaborate costumes as they made their way around their respective courses.

The 10-mile race began at the Inlet and traveled north along the Boardwalk to 27th Street. From there, runners traveled north on Baltimore Ave. to Coastal Highway, reaching a turnaround point at 68th Street. The runners than followed the same course back to a finish at the Inlet. The 5K race was run entirely on the Boardwalk.

A total of 267 runners competed in the 10-mile race, while another 238 competed in the 5K. For the record, the top three finishers in the Seaside 10 were Scott Coon, Andrew Jakubowitch and Tim Parker. Among the local runners finishing in the top 50 in the 10-mile race were Nate Gregory of Bishopville (12th), Andrew McDonald of Salisbury (25th), Rebecca Sirman of Berlin (26th), Michael Aydelotte of Salisbury (28th), Beth Beley-Smith of Berlin (32nd), Casey Wood of Salisbury (41st) and David Pouchan of Ocean City (46th).

In the 5K race, Stephen Decatur’s own Jack Reimer finished first, followed by Tom Yinger of Westminster in second and Gavin Tragis of Manheim, Pa. in third. Joining Reimer among the locals finishing in the top 50 in the 5K race were Jack Walinskis of Berlin (6th), Karl Walinskis of Berlin (9th), Brandon Redmond of Salisbury (16th), Barry Mariner of Berlin (20th), Noah Selt of Ocean City (22nd), Ellie Dutton of Bishopville (25th), Staci Carbone of Salisbury (30th), Ronald Jones of Salisbury (35th) and Jenna Faller of Berlin (44th).