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Dalton CRA May Day Races Return May 5

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DALTON, Mass.  — The 47th annual Community Recreation Association May Day Races will be held Sunday, May 5, at Nessacus Middle School, with major sponsorship by Greylock Federal Credit Union.
Races include 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer, the Obstacles & Popsicles kids’ races for ages 8 and under, and a 1-mile Splatter Sprint for ages 8 and up, all with chip timing by Berkshire Running Center, along with an untimed fun walk.
The 5K road/trail race, 10K road race and fun walk begin at 9 a.m. The Obstacles & Popsicles races begin at 10 a.m., with the Splatter Sprint immediately following.
The first 100 runners to register (combined 5K/10K) will receive a long-sleeve wicking T-shirt. Every participant in the Obstacles & Popsicles kids’ races will receive a ribbon and freeze pop at the finish line. All proceeds benefit nonprofit CRA and Dalton Youth Center programs.
For more information or to register, visit or contact the CRA at 413-684-0260. Online registration is also available at
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White, MacWilliams Win May Day Races

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DALTON, Mass. — Alex White was the top male 10-kilometer finisher and Kristy MacWilliams the top female 10K finisher at the 2024 Community Recreation Association May Day Races, competed Sunday, May 5, at Nessacus Middle School.
White’s winning 10K with a time was 35:14, Lincoln Routhier was second in 36:42 and Stefan Ogle third in 40:15. MacWilliams’ winning time was 46:45, followed by Elena Fyfe in 48:51 and Ellen Ross in 50:51.
In the 5K race, Quinn Ives was the men’s winner in 19:09, followed by Dylan Lundgren in 19:50, and Brady MacDonald in 20:05. Emily Perrone was the top woman 5K finisher in 26:17, followed by Ashley Barrett in 26:21 and Abigail Ruble in 26:53.
Addison Wilkinson, age 10, was the top overall finisher in the Splatter Sprint mile race in 7:59, while Payton Anastasio was runner up in 8:28. Wyatt Smegal, age 8, was the top boy in 8:33.
In the kids’ Obstacles & Popsicles ½-mile races, 6-year-old Jake Vosburgh finished first in 3:58, while 8-year-old Eva Esposito was the top girl in 4:12. In the 5-and-under race, 5-year-old Johanna Sheran was first in 4:52, while 5-year-old J.J. Hastings was the top boy finisher in 5:48.
10K Race
1. Alex White, 35:14. 2. Lincoln Routhier, 36:42. 3. Stefan Ogle, 40:15. 4. Alexander Larson, 44:37. 5. Daryl Shreve, 45:04. 6. Brian Ducey, 45:21. 7. Kristy MacWilliams, 46:45. 8. Johnathan Hunt, 47:31. 9. Christopher Barry, 48:04. 10, Elena Fyfe, 48:51.
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