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Winner Malcolm Moutenot avoids a pedestrian on Spring Street in the home stretch of Saturday's 5-kilometer race.
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April Varella is the first woman across the finish line.
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Ollie Swabey, 10, finishes second on Saturday.
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Jonathan Cluett gets into the spirit of the occasion.
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Water Street's Berkshire Fitness Co. helps runners stretch before the race.
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Human and canine racers, including eventual winner Malcolm Moutenot, left, take off on Water Street.

Rovers, Runners Hit Streets in Williamstown for Humane Race

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Malcolm Moutenot won the Berkshire Humane Society's 15th annual Humane Race on Saturday morning.
 
Moutenot covered the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 42 seconds, 36 seconds ahead of runner-up Ollie Swabey (19:18).
 
Swabey was one of two 10-year-olds in the top 10. He was joined by Declan Rogers, who placed sixth in 22:34. 
 
The first woman across the finish line was April Varella, who finished in 22:02.
 
Berkshire Running Center clocked 146 official finishers, many of which posted times with their dogs.
 
The event drew hundreds more runners and walkers with canine partners who did not post an official time.
 
The event, a a fund-raiser for the Humane Society, drew considerably more interest than in recent years given the favorable weather and the official timing competition courtesy of Berkshire Running Center.
 
The youngest official finisher, 6-year-old Jackson Baker, running with his mom, Tracy, finished in 44:31.
 
The oldest official finisher was Dr. Eric White, who finished in 100th place in 37:39.
 
More photos of this event can be found here.

Tags: benefit run,   Berkshire Humane Society,   fundraiser,   

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