Cape Gazette

Dads by the dozens run Fathers Day 5K with their children

By Dave Frederick | Jun 21, 2014
Photo by: Dave Frederick Emily Simon, 10, leads her dad, Joel, to the finish line in 36 minutes.  Joel is a Cape guidance counselor.

Round up the number to 400 for runners and walkers and Clydesdales and Fillies, and throw in a few bandits. The June 15 Fathers Day 5K always attracts a large crowd and a few trash trucks to Wilmington Avenue.

There were dads and children running together wearing consecutive numbers and it was all the way cute if you like that sort of thing.

The overall race was won by Mike Lindner, a former Rider University runner, with a time of 16:29. A record 28 runners broke the 20-minute mark including Joanna Baird at 18:02 with Emily Ritter next through the chute in 18:11. Tim Schuler, 51, of Chambersburg, Pa. ran 17:17, good for fourth place. John Best, 13, a regular summer runner from Arlington, Va.,  ran 19:16 to place 18th in the race.

There was no dads and children category, but some pulled from the results list are Sonny Landis, 18, 17:36, and David Landis, 21:34; Mike Sewell, 45, 18:13, and Trent Sewell, 17, 19:58; Chris Stanley, 45, 19:21, and Dylan Stanley, 17, 19:47; Dave Farren, 50, 21:12 ,and D.J. Farren, 11, 22:04; Lindsay Rambo, 11, 24:04, and Chris Rambo, 45, 24:04; Lance Manlove,  38, 29:37, and Lily Manlove, 9, 29:36; Kierian Firch, 17, 24:44, Jared Firch, 14, 27:20, and Mike Firch, 45, 27:21; Lance Manlove, 39, Lily Manlove, 9, both 29:36.

And there are many more father and child running combinations. Go to for all results.

Race winner Mike Lindner crosses the finish line. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Joanna Baird is the first woman to cross the finish line. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jen McGraw, 38, ran 20:19. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Brian Bowles wins the Clydesdale division. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tristyn Piperno runs with her dad, Matt Piperno. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Leslie Epstein of Owings Mills, Md., gives a thumbs up on the day. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Dad and daughter Alberto and Roxanne Castillo finish the Fathers Day 5K. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Breck Vanderwende stands with his daughter, Alanna, 13, after the race. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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