Peter Sanger Marathon for the Sea Stretcher a Big Success

by Jane Ahrens
8-milers start at the Castle.

This year’s Peter Sanger Memorial Sea Stretcher Marathon, organized by the Fishers Island Fire Department was held Sunday, May 29th.

Volunteers from the Fire Department included firefighters, EMTs and Sea Stretcher captains and navigators who registered the participants, drove runners to starting points, offered water on the course and more. Others made baked goods for the runners and walkers and cheered on the athletes. Special thanks go to Dave Denison, Mary Ski and Tiggy Ski as well as the extended Sanger family. Many people came and volunteered to transport runners to the starting lines, and the Fire Department thanks all of them – without these drivers, we never could have had as successful an event!

This race is one of several fundraising efforts supporting the Sea Stretcher’s maintenance for this all volunteer ambulance boat – a most essential service for the Island. The estimated annual cost of running the Sea Stretcher is over $45,000. Last year’s race brought in over $12,000 from pledges and an additional $18,000 was raised by online donations. Proof that the marathon provides a significant portion of the maintenance of the boat!

Runners and walker of all ages chose from the 1, 3, 5 or 8-mile courses beginning at the Library, Fours Corners, Chocomount Beach Road and the Castle, respectively.

2016 Winners
A female and male in each category
1A (12 years old or younger): Eleanor DuPont and Max Warden

1B (over 12): Elizabeth DuPont and Brooks Preston

3 Mile: Anna Jarashow and Max DeBroff

5 Mile: Michelle Kean and Sam Hayes

8 Mile: Fe Ahrens and Leslie Hotchkiss (a tie and they agreed to share the trophy!) and John Roberts

Click any photo to see a larger image or view as a slideshow. Photo Credit: JTAhrens

Discover the many ways to support therunning of the Sea Stretcher.

This lifesaving service is run by volunteers and donations,
with no support from the Town of Southold,
we need your support to continue to save lives!

Become a volunteer crew member or EMT

Make a donation

Take part in the Memorial Day Marathon

Shop with Amazon Smile

Make a donation for the July 3rd Auction

Help spread the work on social media by sharing all the info above.

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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