Shamrock Shuffle attracts 160 runners for 5K and 10-mile races

Martin Rodriguez wins 10-miler; Nicholas Strum wins 5K
March 9, 2023

The 17th annual Shamrock Shuffle 10-Miler and 5K attracted 160 runners March 5 to Cape Henlopen State Park, with the start and finishing chute near the big guns at Fort Miles.

“I was out here early this morning setting up the course in the dark," said Race Director Tim Bamforth. “It was beautiful, but also a little spooky. But the weather was perfect.”

Nicholas Sturm, 27, of Reading, Pa., was the overall winner in the 5K with a time of 17:04. Kevin Howard, 14, of Middletown was second in 18:51, with Steven Eshelman, 29, of Millsboro third in 19:48. Male masters winner Mike Sewell, 53, of Lewes took fourth in 20:19.

Trudy Dalton, 37, of Selbyville was the first woman finisher in 20:59. She was followed by Keely Arndt, 20, of Camden Wyoming in 21:04; Tessa Meyerkoph, 32, of Lewes in 24:20; and female masters winner Heidi Nasstrom Evans, 55, of Rehoboth Beach in 26:47. 

Martin Rodriguez, 41, of Selbyville, was the overall winner in the 10-miler in 1:02:03. He was followed by male masters winner Jeffrey Banks, 40, of Bear in 1:02:33. 

Erin Fitzgerald, 42, of Middletown was the first woman and third overall in a time of 1:02:50. She was followed by Sarah Richards, 38, of Rehoboth Beach in 1:11:45; Candace Britt, 36, of Selbyville in 1:16:36 and masters winner Susan Dunn, 45, of Laurel in a time of 1:18:24. 

The two-person 10-mile relay was won by the female team of Mardiny Ung and Jackie Quigley in 1:22:30. They were followed by John Blackford and Joey Kwit in 1:24:08.  

Full results can be found at


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