Congratulations to the Whitaker Wander 5k walkers and runners!

May 20, 2024

On Saturday, May 18, 77 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.

Drew Levin came in first place, finishing the 5k course in 20:34. The other top male runners were Marcelo Maiorano (a nurse practitioner at the Health Center), 20:46 and Charlie Murdock Roy, 23:19. Gail Gordon was the first female to cross the finish line in 25:09, followed by Carli Krebs, 26:18, and Marialaina Lefebvre, 27:15.

Runners set off at the 2024 Whitaker Wander 5k

The health center hosted the Whitaker Wander 5k for the first time in 2019. The event was been on hold through the pandemic, and staff and board members were excited to be able to bring it back last 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.”

Board members in volunteer t-shirts staff the registration desk

The top walkers were Rich Leonard, 44:44; Jennifer Cronshaw, 46:20; and Macy Mauro, 46:33.

Eighteen children completed the 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run: Nolan Bryan, Azlynn Bryant, Ave Clanton, Elijah Clanton, Nolan Delano, Shannen Delieno, Jan Filip, Gabriella Dennis, Dylan Grant, Milo Kackley-Lalmond, Abrie Kaplan-Thompson, Ellis Kaplan-Thompson, Lucia Maiorano, Orson Reid, Nate Reynolds, Anabelle Roche, Alina Roche, Eloise Tulip and Hattie Tulip.

Kids set off at the 1-mile fun run

The health center raised over $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, Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA, NEEBCo, NorDx, North Country Dental, and Northeast Delta Dental. The health center also thanks the many volunteers, raffle donors, donors, and participants.

Whitaker Wander sponsors

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.

See the full race results here.

See more photos of the event in our Facebook post.