AUGUSTA — The Viles Arboretum recently held its first Run for the Trees 5k race. The race traveled over the arboretum’s grass trails, wetland boardwalk, botanical collections and woodlands.

Food was served following the race. Musical entertainment was provided by choral group Unplugged and Twisted Strings.

Winners and times are as follows:

Male 1-19 age group:

Jordan Bell of Kents Hill, 26:11

Male 20-29 age group:

Benjamin Holmes of Pittston, 27:50

Male 30-39 age group:

Casey Hynes of Gardiner, 26:13

Joshua Holmes of Westbrook, 27:59

Female 30-39 age group:

Amber Hynes of Gardiner, 30:47

Kimberly Glowa of Mount Vernon, 31:43

Elysee McDonald of Whitefield, 46:36

Amy Perkins of Whitefield, 51:31

Female 40-49 age group:

Lisa Martin of Augusta, 26:24

Jennifer Small of Richmond, 26:56

Melissa Small of Kents Hill, 28:58

Clarissa Small of Whitefield, 31:36

Dale DesMeules of Alna, 36:05

Male 50-59 age group:

Peter Hall of Falmouth, 26:34

Stan Lothridge of Richmond, 33:09

Female 50-59 age group:

Susan Hall of Falmouth, 49:08

Andrea Freed of Farmingdale, 1:05:47

Male 60-99 age group:

Carl Davis of Belgrade, 26:25

Chase Pray of Lewiston, 32:31

Female 60-99 age group:

Marsha Giglio of Readfield, 29:15

Sylvia Ouellette of Manchester, 49:09

Overall winner was Willie Leach of Morrill, with a time of 21:35. Leach, above center, with Syndi Holmes, left, and Mark DesMueles, right, holds the oak harp he was presented with. This trophy will have his name added to its base and will be permanently displayed at the arboretum with subsequent winner’s names added each year.

For more information, call 626-7989 or visit www.vilesarboretum.org.

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