Terrific turnout for 2nd annual Kelly Ledoux-Walsh 5K

Oct 10, 2018 by

Published in the October 10, 2018 edition

WAKEFIELD — The second annual Kelly Ledoux-Walsh 5K was another huge success. 

With a great turnout of friends, family, volunteers and generous sponsors; runners and spectators alike came together to honor and remember Kelly Ledoux-Walsh, a Wakefield High graduate (’14) and track and cross country star who would go on to run at Merrimack. 

The race was held on Columbus Day around Lake Quannapowitt. 

There was a Fun Run one-mile race to begin the event, with over 30 youngsters taking the course. Eleven-year-old Will Baldwin took first place with a 6:33 mile.

Finishing as the top overall runner in the 5K was 23-year-old Plymouth native Phil Harris, a classmate/teammate of Ledoux-Walsh’s at Merrimack. 

THE EXCITEMENT was evident for the start of the second annual Kelly Ledoux-Walsh 5K. (Ann Hadley Photo)

With 147 registered runners, the 5K was packed. 

Coreen Lowney was the first female, with a time of 20:53. She was followed closely by Ledoux-Walsh’s high school coach, current Wakefield track and cross country coach Karen Barrett. 

Proceeds of the race will support the Kelly Ledoux-Walsh scholarship fund as well as WMHS XC/TF Boosters. 

The race organizers were thankful for yet another amazing show of support to Kelly Ledoux-Walsh, a dearly missed friend.

“It is with sincere gratitude we thank all of those who took time out of their long weekend to make the 2nd Annual Kelly Ledoux-Walsh 5K a huge success. Our sponsors, runners, volunteers, family and friends gave with their hearts and we are grateful.”

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