Dave’s Dewey Dash draws 150

Race honors Dewey homeowner who died of undiagnosed arrhythmia
October 8, 2021

The inaugural Dave’s Dewey Dash 5K drew 150 runners to Dewey Beach Oct. 2.

The race was won by Pierce Conlon, 32, of Wilmington in 18:34, a 5:59 mile pace. He was followed by Ethan Lowry, 31, of Philadelphia in 20:52; Brendan McCaithy, 23, of Wilmington in 21:32; masters winner Kevin Coozzo, 46, of Frederick, Md., in 21:37; and Philip Weigel, 34, of Wilmington in 21:55. 

Taking the overall title in the women’s race was Kaitlyn Young, 32, of Philadelphia in a time of 23:15. She was followed by Grace Gulliebeau, 30, of Wilmington in 23:38; masters winner Lori Carpenter, 51, of Hockessin in 23:57; Joanne Senft, 31, of Mount Wolf, Pa., in 24:35; and Kieran Young, 32, of Wilmington in 25:07. 

The was held in honor of Dave Ashby, who was a proud Dewey Beach homeowner who died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart arrhythmia just before his 29th birthday. Through the event, Ashby’s family and friends aimed to spread awareness about risks of undiagnosed irregular heartbeat, contribute to the town he called home through the Dewey Beach Beautification Project, and gather to celebrate his life.

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