Wilmington’s 13th Annual Half Marathon & 5K Is A Tremendous Success

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce’s Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk was a tremendous success, according to the Chamber’s Executive Director Nancy Vallee.

The event, held last Sunday, attracted 542 participants — 221 runners in the half marathon, 249 runners in the 5K, and 72 walkers in the 5K.

“I’m glad to report that, once again, we had a successful, fun, safe race,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Nancy Vallee. “Logistically, everything went as planned and we had great weather.  We were very pleased with turnout.  it was out second highest turnout for the Half Marathon ever.”

“The largest team this was year was the Sole Sisters, which had 67 team members race, with 20 running the Half Marathon and 47 running the 5K,” noted Vallee. “Club Founder and President Jill Chisholm even coordinated team members to man both water stops at the Woburn Street School. The group has become an important asset to our race.”

Another important group, Vallee pointed to, was Team Kelli, who hit the streets in the green shirts in honor of Kelli Agati Murray, who passed away in 2010.

Vallee was glad to see Wilmington’s state senator – Bruce Tarr – at the start line to wish runners well.  And she was thrilled that Wilmington Town Manager Jeff Hull chose to run the Half Marathon again.

“What better way to see the community that you manage first hand than running 13.1 miles through the main streets and back roads of Wilmington,” remarked Vallee.

Vallee sent a special congratulations out to Half Marathon winner and Wilmington native Dan Vassallo, who had been instrumental in the race’s success over the past 8 years as its technical coordinator.

Top 10 5K Finishers

1 BRIAN SCHELL 31 | M 16:16 453
2 DAN FORWARD 30 | M 17:40 360
3 JESSE BELDING 28 | M 18:29 512
4 OWEN SURETTE 14 | M 18:59 535
5 STEVE ZELLA 40 | M 20:17 491
6 NATHANIEL HULL 17 | M 20:23 388
7 TAMMY CHOW 27 | F 20:54 321
8 MARY BROUFAS 29 | F 20:57 182
9 NICHOLAS EATON 32 | M 21:04 502
10 ERIN LAPSLEY 35 | F 21:21 408
10 MARA SULLIVAN 37 | F 21:21 533

Full 5K Results HERE.

Top 10 Half Marathon Finishers

1 DAN VASSALLO 32 | M 1:11:56 35
2 DAVID CORBETT 33 | M 1:20:47 190
3 PATRICK BRICKLEY 40 | M 1:21:24 16
4 MICHAEL SIKKEMA 48 | M 1:25:31 149
5 EDWARD KATZ 33 | M 1:28:08 80
6 REBECCA TRACHSEL 42 | F 1:28:24 162
7 COREY CHANDLER 29 | M 1:28:28 29
8 KURT RONAN 35 | M 1:33:25 140
9 ANDREW CLEAK 35 | M 1:33:58 210
10 GREG BROWN 27 | M 1:35:13 192

Full Half Marathon Results HERE.


Photos from the event can be found HERE.  Additional photos can be found HERE (courtesy of WCTV) and HERE (courtesy of the Chamber).


Look for video of the race in the coming days HERE from WCTV.


The race also attracted its most sponsors ever. A portion of the race’s proceeds will fund the Chamber’s community donations throughout the year and scholarships to graduating Wilmington seniors, as well as some of the organization’s operational costs.


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