2019 Sea Stretcher Marathon

What a glorious day Sunday, May 26th was for the Peter Sanger Memorial Sea Stretcher Marathon!

There were 223 registered runners (up from only 166 last year) – Dave Denison bets it is a definite record! Participants of all ages chose to walk or run 1, 3, 5 or 8 miles. 

Division Male winner Female winner Class Description
1A Henry Tracy Abigail Musser 1 mile for runners age 12 and younger, starts at the Library
1B Chris Addy Lia Miller 1 mile for runners over age 12, starts at the Library
3 Zack Hoch Heather Musser 3 miles for all ages, starts at Main & Four Corners
5 Fielding Page Leslie Hayes 5 miles for all ages, starts at Main & Top of the World Road
8 Andrew Todd Michele Kean 8 miles for all ages, starts at Main & the Castle

Thank you to everyone who participated, cheered on the runners, and sponsored the participants. A special thank you to all the Fire Department and community volunteers who set up and staff the event including organizers Dave Denison and Mary Pankiewicz, and Tiggy Ski who manages the Sea Stretcher website and donor pages.

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Please continue to help our efforts to raise awareness to support this life-saving service that runs solely on donations and volunteers. (The Sea Stretcher gets no funding from Southold).

In 2018 there were 63 Fire calls,  43 EMT calls and over 33 individuals with medical emergencies were transported to New London by the Sea Stretcher, thanks to the volunteer crew.

We have been working hard to raise money not only for the yearly running costs but also for the cost of upgrading the Sea Stretcher boat. Thanks so much to all who have donated so far, it truly is a community effort to keep this service running.

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