Photos by Phil White.

Kingdom Games ends 2020 season with eighth annual Fly to Pie

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WEST GLOVER — Kingdom Games wound down its revamped 2020 season of small group socially distanced running, biking, and swimming events at the eighth annual Fly to Pie.

Winning the marathon run was 21-year-old Ed Coleman, of Somerville, MA, with a time of 3:39:27, and 44-year-old Deborah Downs, of Watertown, MA, who was not far behind at 3:47:35.

Both self-quarantined in order to travel to Vermont and be able to participate.

Winners of the marathon bike were Jonathon Dodge, 41, of Colebrook, NH, coming in at 1:29:54, and his wife Amber Dodge, 40, finishing at 1:46:23.

Organizers limited the size to 80 runners and bikers and filled the roster just a week before the event.

Participants wore masks before and after the race.

They started individually from the airport and Irasburg common, spread out over three and a half hours.

The pizza party at Parker Pie was spread out over five hours with each person limiting their time to about an hour and socially distancing outside.

Jay Peak busses shuttled participants back to the airport, six at a time with masks on.

Patti Casey and Tom MacKenzie took to the stage and made for a magical afternoon after the race.

The event raised $972.80 for The Halo Foundation which provides support for cancer patients and their families.

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