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2023 Report

February 25, 2023  •  Westminster, MD

104 starters, 95 finishers

Something Old and Something New

The thirteenth running of the Hashawha Hills 50 Km Trail Run turned out to be one of the best ever. Perfect cool temperatures and the best trail conditions in recent memory combined to produce one of the best runs in the event’s 15 year history.

Unprecedented wind storm damage that buried portions of the Hashawha Hills 50 Km Trail Run course beneath hundreds upon hundreds of downed trees, and had us scrambling to design alternatives, turned out to be just the thing we could use to our advantage to make some exciting changes to our already diverse course.

Something old. THE FAMOUS AID STATION and volunteers beyond compare. An already diverse and well marked course. Indoor facilities for pre run and post run activities. Our trademark chili and our coveted finisher’s mugs. A fair and transparent lottery system featuring an entry fee of $18.85, which is probably the lowest entry fee for any full service 50 Km in the country.

Something new. Everyone seemed to love the addition of about two miles of beautiful, albeit technical single track trail. A significant increase in the amount of elevation gain and loss; which now stands at over 5000 ft. Two additional stream crossings with less out and back.

Last year’s second place male finisher Patrick Stem led from the start, with Simon Arendt right on Pat’s heels. They ran off the front all day with Simon taking the win in 4:15:30, followed by Patrick finishing in 4:25:01. Shannon Cebron ran in fourth place overall from the start to take the female win in 4:53:49. Sara Grant was the second female finishing in 5:03:48.

Statistics that may or may not be of interest. In a time when the average ultra marathon starting field is 23% female, the starting field for the 2023 Hashawha Hills was 37.5 % female. We must be doing something right. Of the 120 runners eligible to start, 64 had run this run before, and had 197 finishes among them.

Something old and something new. Last year’s Hashawha Hills winner Jonathan Gowen began to shoulder some of the run director’s responsibilities taking the lead from his dad Alan, who created Hashawha Hills in 2008 and who shall remain involved in Hashawha Hills to an extent that we can all rest assured the next generation doesn’t screw it up.


Check out photos of the event from Charlotte Parsons, RD Alan Gowen’s daughter.


1Simon Arendt31MFrederick, MD4:15:301
2Patrick Stem34MWestminster, MD4:25:013
3Steve Moore42MWestminster, MD4:53:161
4Shannon Cebron31FBaltimore, MD4:54:393
5Mac McComas34MBaltimore, MD4:55:552
6Sarah Grant33FWashington, DC5:03:481
7Kenneth Cobb46MAshburn, VA5:15:081
8Martin Kleiber45MChevy Chase , MD5:18:081
9Sarah Mikalauskas43FNew Market, MD5:18:307
10Chris Bailey48MKeedysville , MD5:19:031
11Peter Diak44MGaithersburg, MD5:26:221
12Geoffrey Hemgen47MEldersburg , MD5:27:161
13Amy Musselman33FMount Airy, MD5:28:331
14Sarah Colwell34FWestminster, MD5:28:442
15Rande Brown52MBedford, PA5:28:511
16Evan Weisel51MAlexandria, VA5:29:301
17Erin Altemos48MBaltimore , MD5:31:443
18Mark Fortelka31MCamp Hill, PA5:34:411
19Robert Hilliard31MWinchester, VA5:34:411
20Daisy Weill34FWashington, DC5:46:102
21Jennifer Mullen35FNew Market, MD5:46:341
22Stephanie Gardner35FWestminster , MD5:49:542
23Llewelyn Engel33FWashington, DC5:58:451
24Kari Brown49FBedford, PA6:05:511
25Tony Mick44MBoyds, MD6:06:431
26Pat Gilbert59MBaltimore, MD6:08:199
27Jason Maruccio46MPittsburgh, PA6:09:231
28Scott Lee52MHaymarket, VA6:13:062
29Meg Roque46FBerryville, VA6:16:231
30Jamie Greenawalt54FBedford , PA6:17:158
31Christian Stanton49MFredericksburg, VA6:18:374
32Carey Ahr46MFrederick, MD6:19:554
33Lindsey Weaver37FFrederick, MD6:19:554
34Patrick A. Stohrer48MFinksburg, MD6:21:292
35Ali Mohammed45MHyattsville, MD6:22:182
36Hussein Ezzeldin40MColumbia, MD6:22:183
37Emily Stem33FWestminster , MD6:24:121
38Patrick Snight26MBaltimore , MD6:27:341
39Ronald Henry61MAdelphi, MD6:29:494
40Greg Pituch47MSpring Grove, PA6:35:452
41Jeffrey Ziegler-Fisher35MKeymar, MD6:37:131
42Taylor Earley31FFrederick, MD6:37:131
43Joe Burke61MFinksburg, MD6:43:511
44Frank Middleton45MWestminster, MD6:44:323
45Katie Harrington40FFallston, MD6:47:371
46Miguel Barowski41MFallston, MD6:47:371
47Toby Ehrbaker48MSaint Augustine, VA6:47:373
48Bryan Slotterbach49MQuakertown, PA6:48:223
49Ali Everhart27FBaltimore, MD6:50:201
50Lauren Gabler39FAlexandria, VA6:53:201
51Stephanie Dempsey46FArlington , VA6:55:131
52Jake Sturgill34MWestminster, MD6:56:011
53Rachel Temple45FAlexandria, VA6:57:583
54Angelo Otterbein49MMonkton, MD7:01:206
55Gaynor Bourgeois54FTakoma Park, MD7:07:402
56Byrne Bacwaden49MMountain Province, PHL7:09:152
57Paul Aumayr52MHalethorpe, MD7:14:182
58Veronica Crawford54FFairfax, VA7:17:332
59Jason Odam47MWestminster, MD7:19:332
60Emma Dixon27FWashington, DC7:19:481
61Carrie Drummond49FAlexandria, VA7:22:353
62Dee Gager58FFrederick, MD7:24:563
63Matt Palm46MWestminster, MD7:24:571
64Michele Jacoby45FFrederick, MD7:24:572
65Starla Snyder60FEast Freedom, PA7:31:205
66Lorrin Harvey50FMiddletown , MD7:33:021
67Robert Grolemund54MAshburn, VA7:37:124
68Craig Beyer51MWestminster, MD7:40:061
69Andy Dodge60MWestminster, MD7:40:263
70Cassandra Lizza42FLancaster, PA7:42:035
71Michael Stefanon54MManassas, VA7:42:034
72Sue Heineman57FWashington, DC7:42:502
73Alexandra Passarello25FCatonsville, MD7:43:231
74Christiana Fogg45FKensington, MD7:43:235
75Christina Wendel32FBaltimore, MD7:43:341
76Genice Rill49FFinksburg, MD7:47:165
77Robert Perry60MMiddletown, MD7:48:223
78Tracey Thibodeau52FStafford, VA7:52:583
79Matt Holmes34MHanover, PA7:53:451
80Doug Levy41MRed Bank, NJ7:58:481
81Alejandro Cornejo Wellinger33MBaltimore, MD8:01:511
82Mark Cable51MRuckersville, VA8:06:476
83Nathan Duraisamy41MClarksburg, MD8:06:471
84Paul Sherlock66MArlington, VA8:08:408
85Mark Mckennett43MGettysburg , PA8:09:411
86Danielle Zhu45FFallston, MD8:10:091
87Jon Perry43MBrookeville, MD8:12:351
88Doug Camann55MClarksboro, NJ8:22:188
89Scott Weinhold52MArlington, VA8:23:201
90Larry Ferguson47MAlexandria, VA8:29:013
91Michael Jury47MSpringfield , VA8:29:024
92Elaina Stanton52FFredericksburg, VA8:31:523
93Chris Coder41MWestminster, MD8:41:208
94Steve Coco52MWestminster, MD8:41:216
95Jeffrey Klemm72MMcLean, VA8:51:115

Last updated March 4, 2023