PORT’s Boo-Athlon fills Baxter Sports Complex

Fort Madison Mayor Brad Randolph and wife, Jan, take off on the 5K portion of the PORT's Boo-Athlon in 2017. The annual event is Saturday, Oct. 27 at Baxter Sports Complex. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.


FORT MADISON – Kids and adults alike came out Saturday morning to help raise funds for the Fort Madison PORT trails as part of the 4th annual PORT Spooktackular Boo-Athlon.

Promoting Outdoor Recreational Trails (PORT) spokeswoman Rachel Benda said just under 200 people signed up for one of several runs and bike events at the Baxter Sports Complex.

Participants were geared up for runs in regular running/biking gear and some even ran a 5K in Halloween costumes.

Spiderman kicked things off with a kids race around the outfield of one of the baseball fields chased by Fort Madison kids dressed up a superheros.

This year’s event featured a 5K run/walk, a 10-mile bicycling race, and a 5K run/10 mile bike duathalon.

First place overall in the 5K run/walk went to 15-year-old  Miguel Trejo, who navigated the course in 20:10. Second place overall went to 13-year old Austin Miller who finished in 20:13, and 13-year-old Dayton Davis finished the race in 22:31 good enough for 3rd-place overall. Thirteen-year-old Katelyn Dennis won the female division with a time of 25:02 (6th overall). Lauren Steffensmeier took 2nd in the female division (7th overall)  just :04 behind Dennis. Beth Helling Wells took 3rd in the female division with a time of 29:13.

In the duathlon 5K run/10-mile bike combination even, Brent Berlett finished in 1st with a time of 57:06. Caleb Jenkins captured 2nd place with a time of 58:32 and Sally Boyer finished in 3rd overall with a time of 1:02.59.

Complete award winners are listed below

5K Overall Females
1st – Katelyn Dennis: 25:02

5k Overall Males
1st – Miguel Trejo: 00:20:10
5k Female 11 & Under
1st – Gabrielle Courtney:00:39:23
5k Male 11 & Under
1st – Caedon Newton: 00:29:10
2nd – Stefan Berlett: 00:34:00
3rd – Drake Newton: 00:38:28
5k Female 12-15
1st – Zoe Kinnamon: 00:33:49
5k Male 12-15
1st – Austin Miller: 00:20:13
2nd – Dayton Davis: 00:22:31
5k Female 16-19
1st – Samantha Cox: 00:56:56
2nd – Ciara Rascon: 01:02:11
5k Male 16-19
1st – Joshua Myers: 01:02:11
5k Female 20-29
1st – Lauren Steffensmeier: 00:25:06
2nd – Beth Helling Wells: 00:29:13
3rd – Sara Fedler -00:30:54
5k Male 20-29
1st – Colby Tate: 00:31:50
5k Female 30-39
1st – Mandi Garcia: 00:30:17
2nd – Ashley Wade: 00:32:18
3rd – Jillian Troxel: 00:33:05
5k Male 30-39
1st – Nathan Unsworth: 00:23:19
2nd – Chase Newton: 00:29:11
3rd- Benjamin Alchier: 00:32:20
5k Female 40-49
1st – Kim Fullenkamp: 00:36:15
2nd – Kristi Roach: 00:37:41
3rd – Jan Randolph: 00:37:42
5k Male 40-49
1st – Chad Ward: 00:28:23
2nd – Don Myers: 00:29:24
5k Female 50-59
1st – Phyllis Porter: 00:33:38
2nd – Chris Yaley: 00:40:31
3rd – Nikki Sugars: 00:45:52
5k Male 50-59
1st – Bob Hanley: 00:27:58
2nd – Brad Randolph: 00:34:39
5k Female 60-69
1st – Dianna Law: 00:37:03
2nd – Chris Benda: 00:45:50
3rd – Patricia Pollpeter: 00:59:25
5k Male 60-69
1st – Mike Nelson: 00:24:25
2nd – Larry B. Tucker: 00:38:54
3rd – Rocky Aschbrenner: 00:57:33
5k Male 70 & Over
1st – Ken Richman: 00:46:13
1st – Brent Berlett: 00:57:06
2nd – Caleb Jenkins: 00:58:32
3rd – Sally Boyer: 1:02.59
4th – Michelle Deer: 1:03:03
5th – Lori Griswold: 1:03.48
6th – Mikey DiPrima: 1:05:25
7th – Bill Yaley: 1:07:55
8th – Janelle Cresswell: 1:16:27
9th – Beth Orth: 1:29:09
10th – Michelle Wellborn: 1:54:05
Fort Madison’s Caleb Jenkins shifts gears after running a 5K and then jumping on his racing bicycle for a 10 mile run as part of the Boo-Athlon event Saturday morning. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.
Katelyn Dennis finishes up the Spook-tacular Boo-athlon 5K run Saturday morning. Dennis took 1st in the female division. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.



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