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Bethany Beach Bunny Palooza Five and Dime attracts 735 runners

Pin your ears back and run with your peeps
By Dave Frederick | Apr 02, 2013
Photo by: Dave Frederick Runners head north toward Coastal Highway at the start of the Bunny Palooza 10K.

Seven hundred and thirty-five cool cats lined up on Garfield Parkway and Atlantic Avenue March 30 for the second running of the Bethany Beach Bunny Palooza Five and Dime road race. The event raises money for the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation.

Hundred of runners wore bunny ears and sported the colors of dyed Easter eggs. Purple, pink and raspberry were prevalent, along with egg yolk yellow.

The 10K started first with 270 runners, followed 20 minutes later by 465 in the 5K race.

The Seashore Striders handled race management while Piranha Sports provided the timing system. Both races ended on the boardwalk at a common finish line. Chip timing sorts it all out instantaneously if not sooner so runners can join their peeps for post-race celebrations.

Sean Najomy, 33, of Jacksonville, Fla., was the overall winner of the 10K with a time of 36:03.  Sean was followed across the finish line by Steven O’Boyle, 32, of Frankford in 36:27and Cape distance runner Austin MacElrevey, 17, in 36:47.

Danny MacElrevey, 44, was the first masters runner in 38:49.

Cindy Conant, 51, was the first overall woman in 39:12; Ashley Fought, 27, was second in 41:20 while Jessica Thompson, 17, was third in 42:27.

Greg Cauller, 53, of York, Pa., a high school calculus teacher, won the 5K race in 17:20. Greg’s girlfriend Lynn Knothe, 35, won the women’s race in 20:23. Madison MacElrevey, 15, was second for the women in 21:13, followed by Debbie Pelegrin, 46, who ran 21:41.

Sussex Tech student David “Sonny” Landis, 17, was second in the 5K in 18:14, followed by Michael Longoria of Dagsboro in 18:33.

A complete listing of results can be found at www.seashorestriders.com.

No. 301 Mike Longoria and No. 343 David Landis lead Greg Collier early in the race. Collier owns shoes older than those guys and wins in 17:20. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Festive 5K runners take off for a race that will finish on the boardwalk on a perfect Easter morning. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jake Bamforth and 2-month old shih tzu Mac watch runners and rovers on leashes. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Kim Klabe, the artistic athlete, takes off on her 10K run. (Photo by: Dave Frderick )
Dylan Stanley and Logan Shuttleworth, together at the start,  would finish together as well in 21:53. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
The child in all of us wants a giant bunny for Easter. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Lance Fargo plays the blues guitar, but the Clydesdale runner is always happy. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jason George, left, and Blake Hundley cruise together along the race route. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tinker Bunnies are Michelle Moore, No. 211, and Jeanne Hart, No. 282. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Ali Peet, a Milton Elementary school teacher, is all ears running past a rocking band. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Big old bunny Kyle Wade, 37, from Hampstead, Md., runs the boards of Bethany completing the 10K in one hour flat. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Bunny bridesmaids are Chelsea Carlisle, left, and Paige Davis. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Steve O'Boyle finished second in the 10K. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Greg Cauller wins the 5K. (Photo by: Dave Frderick )
Clark Kempsey of Germantown, Md., runs 41:39. (Photo by: Dave Frderick )
Maria Piazzola, 31, ran 53:51 for the Bunny Palooza 10K. She is from Annapolis, Md. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jack Vassalotti completes his 5K run. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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