St. Mary’s City, MD — Chesapeake Bay Running Club’s 19th annual Thanksgiving walk/run was held Saturday, Nov. 21 at Historic St. Mary’s City. All proceeds went to Special Olympics St. Mary’s County.

The event featured a timed 5k race and a Prediction 5k on a mostly level course through scenic c St. Mary’s City. Long-sleeved T-Shirts were awarded to the first 100 paid participants! Participants of the Prediction 5K were required to predict their finishing time at the race day number pick-up and were not be allowed to wear a watch. Walkers were invited to participate in either event and were scored along with the runners. Strollers were welcomed and well behaved dogs allowed on leashes.

Top ten overall finishers were:
1    Paul Fagnano, 15 at 18:10
        2    Perry Rapp, 50, of Lexington Park at 18:26
        3    Brian Doyle, 35, of Solomons at 18:31
       4    Shane Martz, 33, of Mechanicsville at 18:55
        5    Kevin Toups 43, of Indian Head at 19:07
        6    Rob Smith, 34, of California at 19:18
        7    Susan Richardson, 31 of Leonardtown at 19:23
        8    Joe Dowgiallo, 32, of Tall Timbers at 19:42
        9    Mark Converse, 55, of Tall Timbers at 20:30
      10    Danielle Gore, 15 of Leonardtown at 20:47

The list of all the finishers by age group and the Prediction winners is available at the Chesapeake Bay Running Club’s website at

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Please enjoy a Photo Gallery of the event by The Bay Net Photojournalist Ron Bailey.