5K Sprint winners line up, from left, in back, with Boxberry admin coordinator Seal Rossignol, Jeremy Pyburn, Jessica Macomber, Kristen Stacy, Sarah Kearsley, Andy Gagne and Jason Baker; and in front, Alanna Heggeman, Mariah Baker, Aiden Baker, Wildr Hart, Perrin Gill and Sylvie Gill. (Submitted image)

HARRISON —  The Boxberry School hosted their first 5K Sprint for Sustainability on Sunday, May 19.

Students and community members ran a rugged 5K race that wove throughout the campus at Fernwood Cove in Harrison.

The Sprint for Sustainability helps to support Boxberry’s instructional design framework, Educating for Sustainability, which focuses on place-based education, project-based learning, systems thinking, and service learning.

The event was made possible through the donations of many local businesses and individuals, including the Green Star sponsors who donated at least $75 in cash or in-kind services: TruStrength Athletics, Pleasant Hill Property Services, Lynne Rossignol, Richard Lee, Norway Savings Bank, Maine Eco Homes, and Muddy River Signs.

And they’re off – from the starting line of the 5k Sprint for Sustainability on the Boxberry School campus at Fernwood Cove in Harrison. (Submitted image)

Here are the race results:

• Women – First place, Sarah Kearsley, Second place, Kristen Stacy; Third place, Jessica Macomber.

• Men – First place, Andy Gagne; Second place, Jeremy Pyburn; Third place, Jason Baker.

• Girls – First place, Mariah Baker; Second place, Alanna Heggeman; Third place, Sylvie Gill.

• Boys – First place, Aiden Baker; Second place, Wildr Hart; Third place, Perrin Gill.

Plans are in the works for another race this coming fall, including a 10K option.

Andy Gagne, left, who took First place in the men’s division, runs with Aiden Baker, who took First place in the boys’ division. (Submitted image)


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