Cumberland’s Slaney, Marceau capture B. Glad Memorial 5K

Cumberland’s Slaney, Marceau capture B. Glad Memorial 5K

Race directors Olivia Barboza, left, and Dave Barboza, right, congratulate the winners of last Saturday morning’s 5th annual B. Glad Memorial 5K, Bill Slaney, second from left, who was the overall winner, and Lisa Marceau, second from right, who repeated as the women’s champion.
Proceeds from 5th annual race benefit Happy Basket Program

CUMBERLAND – There’s no place like home. And there was no place like the Monastery last Saturday morning for two Cumberland residents who made the minutes-long drive to the 5th annual B. Glad Memorial 5K Run and Walk.

Bill Slaney captured the 3.1-mile race, which took place on the 3.1-mile course that serves as the home route of the Cumberland High cross country teams, in a time of 21:27 that topped the runner-up finisher, Maxwell LeMay of Attleboro, by 23 seconds. Slaney had taken fifth place in last year’s race in 23:25.

And the women’s winner for the second straight year was Lisa Marceau, who placed fourth overall and posted a time of 23:21. Marceau was more than two minutes faster than the second-place female finisher, Smithfield’s Marianne Currie, who finished seventh overall in 25:38.

Lincoln’s Thomas Buss also took third place in a time of 22:09, Johnston’s Eric Benevides finished fifth in 24:24, and 11-year-old Tyler Anderson of Franklin, Mass., who took 13th place in last year’s race, moved up to sixth by posting a time of 25:29.

Taking eighth place for the second straight year was Cumberland’s Peter Mozzoni in 26:17. The third female finisher, Bev Tofteroo of Middleboro, Mass., was the next runner across the line in 26:25, and also finishing the race in under 27½ minutes were Steve Poverman of Dighton, Mass. (26:43), North Smithfield’s Paul Beaudette (27:02), and Johnston’s Erin Nagle (27:15).

The 3.1-mile event honors the memory of Bill Glad, a lifelong Cumberland resident who gave his time and energy to many local causes, and the proceeds go toward the Happy Basket Program, which provides more than 700 food baskets during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, as well as toys at Christmas to families in need.

The race was started by Dave Barboza to honor his Uncle Bill’s memory in 2015, and also helping out with the race are his sister, Olivia, and brother, Adam, who have also volunteered with the Happy Basket Program since they were in elementary school.