Late firefighter’s presence felt at Jaffrey 5K fundraiser

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The tenth annual Run For the Rescue 5K took place in Jaffrey on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 7/29/2019 12:27:09 PM

Despite the sweltering temperatures Saturday morning, many racers in Jaffrey’s 10th annual Run For the Rescue 5K took to the course in black t-shirts. The shirts honored Cara Campbell, the Jaffrey firefighter/EMT who died at 30 years old this March. Aside from the shirts, emblazoned with “CAMPBELL” in white lettering, her presence was notable at the fundraiser race, which raises money to buy equipment for the Jaffrey Fire Department. 

“She always was the one to bring in the most sponsorships,” said firefighter and race organizer Chastity Hodgson. “At every fundraiser she’d be like ‘Oh, give me $20,’ where I’m like ‘Can you please give?’ She got so much money and she always had new sponsors, and I think she continued that legacy and was our biggest fundraiser once again.”

Hodgson said Campbell’s death brought her fellow firefighters closer together, and that community support was evident Saturday morning, as 86 people crossed the finish line at Community Field. 

“A lot of runners were here because of her,” Hodgson said. “I think this year means a lot more not only to us, but to people running the race.”

Conant cross-country runner Matt Bernier was the first across the finish line, leading wire-to-wire and finishing in 19 minutes flat. After a summer of road racing, the varying conditions of the rail trail course were a good transition into the upcoming cross-country season for the rising junior. 

“The first mile felt really fast and felt pretty good, but as soon as I hit the woods it was really about trying to get my footing,” Bernier said. “You had to get the speed on the straightaways and in the woods, find your footing...It gave me a good baseline for what the rest of my season is going to look like.”

 Below are the age group winners, male and female, followed by the full results.

Age Group Winners

0-13 Division

Carter Weiss, 22:57; Amarah Lapinsky, 25:05

14-19 Division

Haven Deschenes, 20:15; Eva Shirey, 24:36

20-29 Division

Jesse Edwards, 20:33; Brandy Fryklund, 32:45

30-39 Division

Brian Nelson, 23:12; Rebeccah Lapinsky, 29:02

40-49 Division

Mark Mayau, 19:53; Stephanie Dionne, 34:04

50+ Division

Matt Smith, 21:18; Marjorie Klar, 31:15

Full Results

1. Matthew Bernier 19:00

2. Mark Mayan 19:53

3. Haven Deschenes 20:15

4. Jesse Edwards 20:33

5. James Mormando 20:42

6. Matthew Smith 21:18

7. John Mormando 21:31

8. Elijah White 22:11

9. Carter Weiss 22:57

10. Oliver Weiss 23:00

11. Brian Nelson 23:12

12. Steven Hodgson 23:22

13. Jamie Soroka 23:26

14. John Morrilly 24:22

15. Daniel Mcintyre 24:26

16. Eva Shirey 24:36

17. Stephen Lapinsky 25:02

18. Amarah Lapinsky 25:05

19. Gabrielle Dionne 26:25

20. Eric Weiss 26:34

21. Kamryn Call 27:41

22. Neve Mormando 27:57

23. Kevin McCusker 28:01

24. Daniel Lafleur 28:35

25. Bill Stroup 28:47

26. Rebeccah Lapinsky 29:02

27. Steven Jenkins 29:37

28. Caleb Dupuis 30:03

29. Thaddeus Dupuis 30:04

30. Sydney Bane 30:05

31. Hunt Dowse 30:14

32. Ross Ramey 31:00

33. Marjorie Klar 31:15

34. Lori Nettel 31:43

35. Kylie Bane 32:06

36. Michele Siegmann 32:15

37. Brandy Fryklund 32:45

38. Libby Twitchell 33:01

39. Emma Labbedey 33:59

40. Olivia Dionne 34:00

41. Stephanie Dionne 34:04

42. Suzanne Kustan 34:09

43. Tena Goen 34:15

44. Liane Emond 34:38

45. Jack Mormando 34:59

46. Stephen Mormando 34:59

47. Kristin Knarr 35:35

48. Ed Walker 35:36

49. Leah Dupuis 36:38

50. Janet Shirey 37:52

51. Brian Kustah 37:58

52. Fanny Greene 38:06

53. Brianne Dupuis 38:26

54. Rachel Lalkin 38:36

55. Alyson Rottman 38:50

56. Addison Lapinsky 40:55

57. Konner Eaves 41:38

58. Anne Gapp 42:22

59. James Richard 44:06

60. Leah Burgess 44:36

61. Lucy Dupuis 45:42

62. Julie Olson 46:14

63. Tori Mclaughlin 46:15

64. Cynthia Caron 46:27

65. Chris Swanson 46:27

66. Candra Bergeron 46:40

67. Mabel Bergeron 46:40

68. Denise Barlow 47:26

69. Shawn Burgess 50:46

70. Lilly Bailey 54:42

71. Cynthia Crowell 54:47

72. Courtney Emond 54:47

73. Gabrielle Bailey 55:12

74. Damon Bailey 55:12

75. Taylor Wilkie 55:17

76. Meghan Seppala 55:18

77. Riley Wilkie 55:19

78. Isaiah Lampinen 51:44

79. Erika Lampinen 51:44

80. Reagan Lampinen 57:45

81. Jackie Donovan 57:47

82. Megan Stanley 57:47

83. Kaylah Hansen 59:22

84. Linda Popovac 60:41

85. Emily Pelkey 65:68

86. Hannah Pelkey 66:00


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