Even the pigs in the FARM Institute pens squealed for Thomas Hynes, 19, when he crossed the finish line with a time of 19:09 at the annual Camp Jabberwocky 5K Race. The first female finisher was Ann MacPhail, 49, of Plymouth, with a time of 20:15.
No matter how the racers made it across the finish line — on foot, tandem seated bikes, or strollers — everyone flashed a smile upon crossing.
Before the race, Jabberwocky employee Lillie Burke told The Times, “The campers really look forward to it; we’re all so excited.”
The event kicked off with a half-mile fun on the FARM Institute driveway. Kids and their parents, campers, and other runners all got medals and toy prizes for finishing, but it was Jake Berkowitz and Lily Herrgel who broke the red and white finish line.
The gray skies did anything but dampen the enthusiastic mood for the morning. The cool sea breeze drifting off South Beach was a welcome respite for the sweaty runners, especially for Vineyard Sound a capella singer Nick Greer, who ran all 3.2 miles in full Vineyard Vines attire, button-down, necktie, and all.
After the race, the campers loaded onto the big red bus and headed to State Beach for a victory dip.