Marrero wins the Balloon Fest 5K


During the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest weekend, Thompson Financial Group launched the first Great TFG Balloon Chase 5K.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — During the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest weekend, Thompson Financial Group launched the first Great TFG Balloon Chase 5K.

The early morning race allowed runners and walkers to navigate the course with balloons above their heads. Nearly 150 runners and walkers lined the line on Sunday during the morning mass climb at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds in Près Isle.

The overall winner of the race was Dylan Marrero with a time of 17:55 and the first woman to finish was Marie Beckum with a time of 22:04.

The top ten were: Marrero, Griffin Guigan, Tewolte Stweart, Beckum, Jack Tetreault, Mandy Graham, Brian Evans, Ben Chartier, BaoBao Nguyen and Ashley Violette.

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