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The 2024 Dipsea Chris Lundy on her way to a third Dipsea win
Photo by Tony DiPasquale

For Chris Lundy, her third time was a charm. Her third time winning that is.

She came to the Dipsea feeling slightly under the weather but made sure that her third win was a decisive one, winning it in an overall clock time of 48:10 (actual time of 1:03), nearly thirty seconds faster than her next competitor.

Lundy took over from early leader and fellow race legend Diana Fitzpatrick at Steep Ravine and never looked back from there. Former Duke All-American Clara Peterson took the second spot, moving up quite a bit from her fifth place finish in 2023. Rounding out the all-women podium was former Branson and Stanford standout Julia Maxwell Bailey, who also posted the fastest female time of the day with actual time of 58:20. Maxwell Bailey was the second place finisher in 2023. Fitzpatrick finished the day with a seventh place finish.

The top 3 runners celebrate at the finish line
Photo by Chris Knez

The fastest men’s time of the day went to former race champion Eddie Owens, who returned to the race after missing the 2023 edition due to an injury. Owen’s, actual time of 49:55 was good for sixth place overall. 10th place finisher Bradford Bryon earned his 27th black shirt, second only to Dipsea legend Russ Kiernan.

Also in the top ten were two Colorado based runners, who finished in eight and ninth place respectively. Former winner Mark Tatum, 64, Colorado Springs, still had a one minute handicap based on his 2022 race win. Right behind him from Boulder, Colorado was ultra running legend Buzz Burrell, 72, who finished first in the Runners group in 2023.

The 35th and final black shirt winner was 51 year old John Gardiner out of Rancho Santa Margarita.

Tamalpais High School senior Ellery Barnes posted the fastest high school girls time in an actual time of 1:09.52 while the winner of the boy’s fastest time was 18 year old Oliver Nickelsen of Berkeley, CA, who finished 25th overall in an actual time of 54:40.

The first person to finish the Runners section was Heidi Reifenstein in an actual time of 1:04.50.

The Allan and Darryl Beardall Family Award went to Brody (21st overall) and Amir Barkan (30th).

And last, the highly-competitive Club Team award went to Pelican Inn Track Club, consisting of Dominic Vogl, Jeffrey Stern, Cliff Lentz, Alex Varner and Jared Barrilleaux.

According to Dipsea race handicapper, Bill Rus, “The handicapping approach is designed to create a fair and equal chance to win for athletes, skilled at running the challenging Dipsea course, performing at their peak form. The winner is the best of the best, though looking at the top ten finishers gives some perspective on how the handicaps performed. Among the top ten there were four women and six men. Together the ten spanned nine different starting groups, and the one group (10-minute head start) with two runners had both a male and a female runner. The age range of the top ten also spanned six decades, with runners in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50, 60s and 70s. These are strong indicators of a fair race.”

The Top 35 runners of the 2024 Dipsea Race
Photo by Stephen Blose




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The 2024 Awards
Champion: Chris Lundy 1:03:09 (48:10, 2 Minutes Head Start)
2nd Place: Clara Peterson 58:46 (48:47, 9 Minutes Head Start)
3rd Place: Julia R Maxwell Bailey 58:20 (49:21, 14 Minutes Head Start)
4th Place: Darrin B Banks 59:45 (49:46, 24 Minutes Head Start)
5th Place: Dominic D Vogl 51:52 (49:53, 9 Minutes Head Start)


Fastest Time Male:
Edward R Owens 6th Place 49:55(Scratch)


Fastest Time Female:
Julia Maxwell Bailey 3rd Place 58:20(9 Minutes Headstart)


First High School Finisher - Boy:
Oliver J Nickelsen 25th Place 54:40 (1 Minute Headstart)
Berkeley High School


First High School Finisher - Girl:
Ellery J Barnes303rd Place 1:09:52 (11 Minutes Headstart)
Tamalpais High School


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Winning Team: Pelican Inn Track Club
1. Dominic Vogl 5th Place: 51:52
2. Jeffrey Stern 11th Place: 53:57
3. Cliff Lentz 13th Place: 1:02:12
4. Alex Varner 14th Place: 54:17
5. Jared Barrilleaux 16th Place 54:44
The complete team scores


Alan Beardall Award: Winning Family
Brody N Barkan 21st Place 54:26 (1 Minutes Headstart)
Amir R Barkan 30th Place 54:17 (Scratch)
The complete family scores


First Finisher-Dipsea Section
Heidi Reifenstein 574th Place 1:04:51 (12 Minutes Headstart)


Jerry Hauke Perpetual Award (The Red Tailed Hawk)
"Leadership, Dedication and Sportsmanship"
Sue Ann and Ross Kokos, Longtime Dipsea Start Line Volunteers


Norman Bright Award
"Extraordinary Effort in the Dipsea"
Mark J McManus 106th Place 1:05:29 (6 Minutes Headstart)


Jack Kirk "Dipsea Demon" Award
"Dedication, Perseverance and Performance"
Hazel Wood, for completing her 40th Dipsea as well as volunteering



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