Cape Gazette

Dewey Beach Buddy Run won by Radley Reist in 17:13

Aug 16, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Delaware State Police detective Kyle Archer gets a high five from his son Luke, 3, during the Buddy Run 5K in Dewey Beach. More than 170 runners took to the streets of Dewey for the benefit of the Best Buddies program.

The Dewey Beach Lions Club teamed up with Best Buddies Delaware and the Boardwalk Buddy Walk to produce the Second Annual Best Buddies Delaware 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast. The event continues to grow, and the energy and enthusiasm were apparent from the 5K run/walk to the after party, which featured the Starboard's Bloody Mary Bar, to the pancake breakfast at the Lions Clubhouse. The race proceeds benefit Best Buddies Delaware and the Boardwalk Buddy Walk, which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5.

The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to reach the hundreds of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities who are in need of socialization opportunities, BBDE continues to work toward securing funds necessary to expand programs.

The overall male winner was Radley Reist from Bear in a time of 17:13, running a 5:33 per mile pace. He was vacationing with his family, and many runners recognize him from the Delaware Running Company store on Main Street in Newark. The overall female winner was Abigail Kaplan, 15, from Potomac, Md., who ran the 5K in 21:47, a 7:02 per mile pace. The women's leader board also included Jordan Brossi, 22:39; Claire Kaplan, 23:26; Holly Monaco, 23:33; and Sasha Hanway, 24:16.

The men's leader board also included masters runner Bill Nolan in a time of 18:01; Brady Byrnes from Alexandria, Va., 18:41; Joey Andrisani from Wilmington, who runs all the Ten Sisters races, in 18:56; and Brett Doyle, also from Wilmington, who finished in 20:15.

Complete results can be found on

First-place finishers in the Buddy Run were Abigail Kaplan, left, of Potomac, Md., with a time of 21:47.5 and Radley Reist of Bear with a time of 17:13.3. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Radley Reist, left, shoots out fast and never looks back. He won the Buddy Run 5K with a time of 17:13.3. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Radley Reist heads to the finish. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Joey Andrisani of Wilmington runs to a fourth-place finish overall with a time of 18:56.1. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Duane Christy of Havre De Grace, Md., runs to sixth place overall and first place in the 50-54 age group with a time of 20:23.2. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Abigail Kaplan, 15, of Potomac, Md., took top female honors with a time of 21:47.5. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mark Turner of Coatesville, Pa., finished second in the 50-54 age group with a 20:48.7. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mark Evans of Ellicott City, Md., ran to first place in the 35-39 age group with a 22:37.3. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alec Vande Meulebroecke of Millersville, Md., took third in the 14-18 age group with a 22:58.5. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Holly Monaco runs to 19th overall and first place in the 35-39 age group with a 23:33.9. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jonathan Hartwell of Middletown, 17, runs to a first-place finish in the 14-18 age group with a time of 20:59.0. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Claire Kaplan, 12, of Potomac, Md., ran to first place in the 11-13 age group with a time of 23:26.6. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
John Jones, left, and Spencer Steele of Rehoboth Beach ran 23:38.8 and 23:39.1, respectively. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Greg Martini of Harrisburg, Pa., runs to second place in the 60-64 age group with a 25:19.0. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sasha Hanway, 21, of Charlottesville, Va., takes the final turn and runs to first place in the 19-24 age group with a 24:15.2. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Brandt Chi, left, and Rick Poppleton of Rehoboth Beach take the final turn and head toward the finish. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Craig Krick of Rehoboth Beach runs a 25:45.5. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Coryn Cannon, left, and her mother, Ava, run together to the finish. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Wendy Hager of Ligonier, Pa., ran 25:32.7. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Dewey Beach Lions Club Immediate Past President Woody Stocks, left, Lion Tamer Dennis Diehl and his wife Sharonlee Diehl sell items to benefit the Buddy Fest and Buddy Walk. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Gathered after the race are (l-r) Races2Run's Barb Kursh and Cape Henlopen Best Buddies volunteers Sydney Smyk, Lexi Woodruff, Allie Yeager, Karissa Lemaire, Kat Judge, Lindsey Voss, Camryn Bernheimer and Tina Gooding. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Runner Ross McWilliams of Washington, D.C. is served breakfast by Lions Jerry Hirst and Larry Tush. Proceeds from the pancake breakfast benefit the Dewey Beach Lions Club. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Applauding runners and Best Buddies are (l-r) Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown; Rep. Harvey Kenton, R-Milford; and Rep. Stephen Smyk, R-Milton. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Delaware Best Buddies staff was on hand to take part in the festivities. Shown (l-r) are  Heather Quinn, Best Buddies State Director Amanda Foxman, intern Andrew Granda, Jennifer Fletcher and Stephen Seal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Deanna Carmean and Todd Meyer took part in the Buddy Walk. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Top placers in the Buddy Run cooled down and posed for a photo after the awards ceremony. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Best Buddies state director Amanda Foxman welcomes the runners to the festivities. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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