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2024 Report

February 24, 2024  •  Westminster, MD

108 starters, 96 finishers

The fourteenth running of the Hashawha Hills 50k was a resounding success. Despite a rainy forecast in the days leading up to the run, trail conditions were good and periods of sun combined with temps in the mid 40s made for an excellent day in the woods.

Two first time Hashawha finishers made their presence known by finishing first to take home the coveted hand made pottery vases. Steph Hill (5:00:50, 6th overall) was the first female into aid station 1 and managed to hold onto her lead, narrowly edging out Mikka Kei Macdonald (5:01:49) by just under a minute at the finish. In the men’s run, Daniel Jacobs came out hot on the first lap and finished in an impressive 4:00:24 to take the win. Jeremy Gardner ran a strong run for a 4:37:18 second place overall finish.

The Course: The more difficult terrain of the aerodrome loop returned for the second year and appears to be here to stay. A slight reroute from the bridle trail was a welcome addition this year with the new section of trail alleviating runners from having to endure shoe-sucking mud for a half mile after the crossing of Big Pipe Creek.

Changing of the guard: The famous aid station once again lived up to its name, providing runners with fuel and motivation to push through the day. The volunteers that run this aid station have been an integral part of the run since its inception and dedicate countless hours shopping, preparing food, and serving runners on run day. Such is life, all good things must come to an end, and retirement from ultra volunteering is a real thing. My father and I would like to recognize these folks for their selfless dedication and for helping to make Hashawha Hills the event that it is today.

The Stats: (of the 120 runners on the entry list)
108 starters, 96 finishers (89% finishing rate).
35% female, 65% male
56 rookies (many first time 50k finishers!), 64 returning runners

Run photos (please feel free to contribute your own to the album)


1Daniel Jacobs32MFrederick, MD4:00:241
2Jeremy Gardner46MBaltimore, MD4:37:181
3Michael Myers37MWashington, DC4:55:033
4Greg Horning29MColumbia, MD4:57:571
5Kenneth Cobb47MAshburn, VA4:59:352
6Steph Hill33FAlexandria, VA5:00:501
7Jake Fowler24MColumbia, MD5:01:161
8Mikka Kei Macdonald29FWashington, DC5:01:491
9Mac McComas35MBaltimore, MD5:02:023
10Joseph Saunders39MPotomac, MD5:12:551
11Sean Caskey33MColumbia, MD5:13:001
12Ryan Williams35MColumbia, MD5:14:161
13Steve Moore43MWestminster, MD5:16:042
14David Peppelman48MBethesda, MD5:26:421
15Jack Nguyen41MAshburn, VA5:30:201
16Sarah Colwell35FWestminster, MD5:31:063
17Louie Estevez24MWhite Plains, MD5:31:521
18Joel Thurston II20MPurcellville, VA5:35:271
19Evan Weisel52MAlexandria, VA5:37:562
20Andrew Ringlee43MAlexandria, VA5:38:111
21Katie Thompson35FCharles Town, WV5:38:531
22Mike Kelleher27MWashington, DC5:41:221
23Mark Fortelka32MCamp Hill, PA5:46:162
24Carey Ahr47MFrederick, MD5:49:325
25Ashley Garman39FAlexandria, VA5:54:481
26Ali Mohammed46MHyattsville, MD6:06:163
27Elliot Madre39MBaltimore, MD6:07:191
28Sarah Mikalauskas44FNew Market, MD6:07:368
29Chris Bailey49MKeedysville, MD6:07:372
30Neal Barnaba45MSpring Grove, PA6:08:052
31Thomas Seiser39MWhiteford, MD6:10:191
32Stephanie Gardner36FWestminster, MD6:12:443
33Erin Kelman47MGermantown, MD6:12:472
34Ike Kim62MEllicott City, MD6:13:391
35Mike Abraham48MBaltimore, MD6:15:401
36David Portnoy52MGlyndon, MD6:17:411
37Casey Fisher40MAbingdon, MD6:18:163
38Dustin Musselman35MMount Airy, MD6:19:261
39Shaan Sandhoo21MLaurel, MD6:20:221
40Matt Craig51MBaltimore, MD6:21:437
41Emma Knox44FMiddletown, MD6:22:441
42Jake Kruse43MGlen Burnie, MD6:23:112
43Tony Mick45MBoyds, MD6:23:302
44Sebastian Gluzman51MWashington, DC6:23:561
45Matthew Clewley25MEllicott City, MD6:24:421
46Pat Gilbert60MBaltimore, MD6:26:3610
47Jonathan Lang47MLutherville, MD6:27:142
48Kristen Kelman35FGermantown, MD6:27:203
49Jason McCarley47MLittlestown, PA6:32:411
50Emily Armstrong54FRockville, MD6:33:431
51Jonathan Andres40MEaston, MD6:34:361
52Morgan Nash22MPurcellville, VA6:38:161
53Patrick A. Stohrer49MFinskburg, MD6:38:343
54Gavin Lebo31MWestminster, MD6:39:201
55Joshua Binder25MCharles Town, WV6:51:341
56Mark Peyton50MCharles Town, WV6:51:352
57Laura Graham39FAlexandria, VA6:55:401
58Justin Nunez38MWashington, DC6:57:201
59Michelle Pelszynski40FColumbia, MD6:59:551
60Rachel Temple46FAlexandria, VA7:02:214
61Adam Renninger43MWestminster, MD7:03:406
62Cate Baldacci20FHamilton, VA7:06:091
63Rachel Ridgway53FIjamsville, MD7:07:383
64Kate Moga56FFredericksburg, VA7:07:541
65Joe Burke62MFinksburg, MD7:11:552
66Ernest Vardaman51MManassas Park, VA7:12:341
67Billy Clem54MFrederick, MD7:14:345
68Bryan Slotterbach50MQuakertown, PA7:19:364
69Christiana Fogg46FKensington, MD7:23:556
70Adeline Ntam44FSilver Spring, MD7:23:565
71Emily Stem34FWestminster, MD7:31:412
72Christina Wendel33FBaltimore, MD7:32:182
73Jill Young49FAbingdon, MD7:36:171
74Toby Ehrbaker49MBel Air, MD7:36:174
75Dee Gager59FFrederick, MD7:36:234
76Betsy Lyons43FParkville, MD7:37:481
77Craig Beyer52MWestminster, MD7:38:042
78Andy Dodge61MWestminster, MD7:39:584
79Sarah Herbst44FMiddletown, MD7:42:201
80Kerry Shepherd56FFrederick, MD7:43:112
81Chris White55MGlen Allen, VA7:44:402
82Chris Coder42MWestminster, MD7:46:009
83Steve Coco53MWestminster, MD7:48:357
84Audrey Fincher66FSilver Spring, MD8:00:451
85Starla Snyder61FEast Freedom, PA8:10:006
86Tara Smallidge44FBrambleton, VA8:12:171
87Eric Ransom43MBrambleton, VA8:12:181
88Joe Kilcoyne50MMiddletown, MD8:14:261
89Mary Kate Schneider39FBaltimore, MD8:15:082
90Sean Dickens41MColorado Springs, CO8:15:081
91Genice Rill50FFinksburg, MD8:26:246
92Ellen Saint Onge62FFrederick, MD8:27:441
93Robert Perry61MMiddletown, MD8:31:564
94Doug Camann56MClarksboro, NJ8:35:459
95Michele McLeod65FOlney, MD8:38:393
96Jeffrey Klemm73MMcLean, VA8:41:256

Last updated February 28, 2024