Ice on Boardwalk forces course correction at Run to the Plunge 5K

371 runners and walkers stay downright upright
February 5, 2019

Thanks but no planks! The Run to the Plunge 5K Feb. 2 in Rehoboth engineered a major course correction hours before the race because the Boardwalk was covered with vanilla ice. The new course headed west on Rehoboth Avenue, took a right-hand turn on First Street and went out to Gordons Pond for the turnaround. It finished on the road at Maryland Avenue. SVETiming made it happen for 371 runners and walkers thanks to a guy hanging out of the passenger window of a Ford pickup with a measuring wheel.

The top three males on the leaderboard were Reginaldo Hernandez, 20, in 18:28; Curtis Morrison, 18, in 18:49; and David Marshall, 37, in 18:56.

The overall female title went to Bridget Hudrick, 26, in 19:22; followed by Jennifer Lippincott, 42, in 21:24; and Faith Mitchell, 12, in 21:44.

Masters winners were Kyle Miller, 42, in 19:45; and Melinda Failing, 41, in 22:43.

Local downstate runners who won age-group titles included Bennett Brumbley (10-14) in 20:59, Tyler Blades (15-19) in 20:44, Ken Kessler (45-49) in 19:54, Robert Fitzgerald (60-64) in 23:02 and Jules Woodall (70-97) in 25:51.

Local women winning age-group titles included Mitchell (10-14) in 21:44, Jen Perry (45-49) in 24:20, Maureen Pinkerton (50-54) in 24:59, Gina Kylen (55-59) in 26:50 and Jamie Wollard (70-97) in 51:39.

Sunday it was planks to the plunge with air temperatures predicted to be 50 degrees, but the ocean was in the low 40s.

Complete expanded results can be found at