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The start of all three races! (Photo Wes Vear)

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Snow leopard (Hannah Dreissigacker) and Kermit the Frog (Judy Geer) winning the costume contest! (Photo Wes Vear)

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2nd place 45k runner Robert Cary on course (Photo Wes Vear)

2018 Black River Beatdown Results

Last Updated: 29.Oct.2018

We had an awesome time hosting the 2018 Ironwood Adventureworks Black River Beatdown this Sunday, October 28. Almost 50 runners braved the rain and cold temperatures for 15k, 30k, and 45k trail races. Many of our competitors were in costume, and all enjoyed one of the last opportunities for a trail race in 2018. Big thanks to Ironwood Adventureworks for organizing the race, and to all of our runners for coming out!

The 15k one loop race was the largest field of the day, with 25 competitors. Claire McIlvennie of Winooski, VT won the overall 15k as well as the women's race in a blazing time of 1:17:12. Second place in the women's race went to Elizabeth Anderson, and third place went to Ruth Addante. Elizabeth and Ruth also placed 3rd and 4th overall. The first men's 15k finisher was Robert Primeau, second place went to Paul Charron, and third place was Kyle Darling.

A smaller group of runners braved the two lap, 30k course. The overall victory and men's win went to GRP skier Akeo Maifield-Carucci with a time of 2:39:51. Second place went to Jonathan Brown, and third place to Jake Wallenius-Duda. First place in the women's race went to Haley Heinrich, second place went to Caitlin Patterson, and third place to Stephanie Parent.

Only five racers completed the three lap, 45k race. Our winner, Eric Morse, finished the course in a time of 4:33:10. Second place was Robert Cary of Albany, VT, and third place went to Robert Griffiths of Craftsbury, VT. 

A few of our resident GRP athletes joined in on the fun on Sunday and had great things to say about the event. From Ben Lustgarten, who competed in the 30k, "the course marking was great, course was fun and varied, aid stations were awesome!". Caitlin Patterson, 2nd place female in the 30k, loved the "great costumes and enthusiasm, a fun scene with everyone making the most of the cool fall weather."

Full results from the 2018 Black River Beatdown available HERE.

Additionally, click HERE to access a full photo album thanks to Wes Vear.