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1st Annual GR Thanksgiving Day 5k Run


Thanksgiving this year started with a way to burn calories and getting ready for the mounds of turkey, cranberries, stuffing and mashed potatoes. The 1st annual GR Thanksgiving Day 5k run took place this am with 785 adults and 128 kids running.

img_0527We had a celebrity runner amongst us this am. His name is Patrick Miller Perth Amboy NJ.  Running is his passion and he has completed several marathons. Including the Philadelphia Marathon just a couple of weeks ago!

In addition to kids and adults, there were several turkeys running also. We might assume that they were trying to run
img_0505away from their fate that coming evening.





The 3 top male winners of the 5k are:

  1. Richard Yeates, Glen Rock NJ  Male 30-34 16:19.4
  2. Ryan French Clifton, VA:  Male 15-19 16:55.8
  3. Brendan Corcoran Ridgewood, NJ Male 35-39 17.26


The 3 top female winners of the 5k are:

  1. Amy Waters, Ridgewood, NJ 19:41
  2. Alisa Stern, New York, NY 19.51:6
  3. Becky Olles, Wayne, NJ 20:07:8


The male kids top 3 in the 5k are:

  1. Alexander Brown, Ridgewood NJ 26.52.2
  2. Blake McCarthy, Glen Rock, NJ 26:54
  3. Aeden  Madigan, Silver Springs MD 27.28:3


The female kids top 3 in the 5K are:

  1. Alina Sytenkova, Glen Rock NJ 28.17:5
  2. Mia Corcoran, Glen Rock NJ 30.26:2
  3. Ellen Gessmann, Ridgewood NJ 31:00

If any of the parents want any of BTN’s photos please contact us.

Congrats to all of the runners!

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