Frosty 5K Finishes Strong

 

On Saturday, December 2nd, a large contingent of runners and walkers turned out for the 5th Annual Frosty 5k. The festivities served as the official kick-off of the Northeast Harbor Christmas Festival, organized each year by the Mt. Desert Chamber of Commerce. The morning started with the "Kids Fun Run," which took a healthy number of young runners down Rock End Road and back.

  Getting a little help and encouragement along the home stretch of the Kids Fun Run.

Getting a little help and encouragement along the home stretch of the Kids Fun Run.

After the kids had returned from the Fun Run, over fifty folks of all ages-- both runners and walkers-- gathered at the starting line, located just outside The Neighborhood House. With bright sunshine and temperatures hovering around 40, it was a beautiful morning to take in the scenery along the course which wrapped around the village.

  A strong turnout at the start of the 5th Annual Frosty 5K.

A strong turnout at the start of the 5th Annual Frosty 5K.

There were some impressive times logged at the finish line, but equally as impressive were the high-fives, laughter, and smiles shared by the competitors no matter which position they fjnished in. The Frosty 5K will return in December, 2018 for  the sixth edition of what is becoming a highly anticipated annual tradition.

 
The Neighborhood House