Congratulations to the Whitaker Wander 5k runners and walkers!

May 25, 2023

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On Saturday, May 20, 45 runners and walkers took off from the start line of the Whitaker Wander 5k to support White Mountain Community Health Center’s programs making healthcare accessible to all in the Mount Washington Valley.

Katie McCarthy came in first place, finishing the 5k course in 20:46. The other top female runners were Carli Krebs, 24:35 and Amal Gawari, 24:58. Scott Brane was the first male to cross the finish line in 20:52, followed by Carson Lau, 23:26, and Christopher Lalmond, 23:51.

The health center hosted the Whitaker Wander 5k for the first time in 2019. The event has been on hold through the pandemic, and staff and board members were excited to be able to bring it back this year. Board member and race co-director Caitlin Behr said, “We hosted a wonderful event on Saturday and it was amazing to see all of this hard work come to fruition.”

Race co-director and health center Director of Operations Julie Hill said, “I couldn't be more pleased with how the event turned out. It really was a celebration in so many ways, and I think the smiles on everyone's faces said it all. We can't wait to do it again.”

In the age 65-69 division, the top female runner was Margie Riforgiato, 29:52, and the top male runner was Michael Mendonna, 27:27. For runners age 70-74, the top female runner was Cindy Perkins, 36:26, and the top male runner was Ken Rokes, 29:40. The top runner in the 75+ division was Drew Coyle, who ran the race in 41:29.

The top walkers were Rich Leonard, 45:44; Alana Wilson, 46:53; and Rachel Johns, 47:38.

Nine children completed the 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run: Gabriella Dennis, Milo Kackley-Lalmond, Abrie Kaplan-Thompson, Cecilia Maiorano, Lucia Maiorano, Maelle Maiorano, Anabelle Roche, Alina Roche, and Avaeh White.

In addition to the 5k and Fun Run, the event included hula hooping with family nurse practitioner Josie Lamb, APRN, raffle prizes, a used sneaker recycling drop-off from Green Mountain Conservation Group, and a handwashing education station with the health center’s community health worker.

The health center raised almost $8000 towards its programs through the Whitaker Wander 5k, through the race registrations, donations, and sponsors. It would like to thank all of its sponsors for making this possible, especially its largest sponsors: Zeb’s General Store, Chalmers Insurance Group, Crest Auto World, Flatbread Company, Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA, NorDx, and Northeast Delta Dental. The health center also thanks the many volunteers, donors, and participants.

White Mountain Community Health Center fosters community-wide health through quality and compassionate services. The organization makes sure that everyone in Mount Washington Valley can access their services through our sliding fee scale and other programs that remove barriers to care.

The health center provides primary care, pediatric care, dental care, substance use disorder treatment, dietician services, sexual & reproductive health service, and behavioral health care. They also offer COVID vaccination and testing to the whole community. To learn more, visit or call (603) 447-8900.

Full results

Top 3 Female Runners
Katie McCarthy 27, 20:46 (Overall winner)
Carli Krebs 18, 24:35
Amal Garawi 49, 24:58

Top 3 male runners
Scott Brane 50, 20:52
Carson Lau 16, 23:36
Christopher Lalmond 39, 23:51

Top 3 kids' run finishers
Cecilia M. 9, 9:38
Annabelle R. 7, 9:42
Gabriella D. 7, 9:44

Top female runner age 65-69
Margie Riforgiato 65, 29:52

Top male runner age 65-69
Michael Mendonna 66, 27:27

Top female runner age 70-74
Cindy Perkins 70, 36:26

Top male runner age 70-74
Ken Rokes 72, 29:40

Top runner age 75+
Drew Coyle 77, 41:29

Top 3 walkers
Rich Leonard 66, 45:44
Alana Wilson 26, 46:53
Rachel Johns 56, 47:38

All adult times
Katie McCarthy 20:46
Scott Brane 20:52
Carson Lau 23:36
Christopher Lalmond 23:51
Michael Grant 24:07
Carli Krebs 24:35
Amal Garawi 24:58
Mike Morin 25:16
Nathanial Grabman 26:08
Gail Gordon 26:15
Chris Lau 26:32
Andrea Leonard 27:15
Michael Mendonca 27:27
Joce Anzaldi 27:49
Christopher Meier 28:04
Heather Tilney 28:17
Jason Lombardo 28:22
Chad Laflamme 28:50
Ken Rokes 29:40
Margie Riforgiato 29:52
Tom Pratte 30:04
Jason Dennis 30:18
Jennifer Pribble 30:45
Colleen Michaels 31:10
Sabrina Johns 31:12
Toni Howard 32:51
Sarah Holtby 32:58
Ceili Mahoney 33:01
Ariel Roche 33:59
Hillary Behr 34:38
Skip Spadaccini 34:48
Jamie Mendonca 35:24
Cindy Perkins 36:26
Bob Rochefort 40:41
Drew Coyle 41:29
Megan McDonald 44:47
*Rich Leonard 45:44
*Alana Wilson 46:53
*Rachel Johns 47:38
*Pricilla Ogren 50:22
Stephanie Madden 50:22
*Judy Coyle 59:05
*Brenda Donnelly 1:02:40
*Trish Murray 1:02:41
*Shawn Rogers 1:16:45
*Kate Anderson 1:16:54
*Darlene McEnaney 1:16:58
*denotes walkers

All Kids' Fun Run times
Cecilia M 9:38
Annabelle R 9:42
Gabriella D 9:44
Alina R 10:28
Avaeh W 10:47
Abrie K 11:21
Maelle M 11:29
Milo K 13:17
Lucia M