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Runners Hit the Pavement in Millburn to Support Red Cross

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Thank you to the runners who laced up their sneakers to help support the work of the Red Cross.

More than 300 runners lined up at the start line at the 11th Annual Run for the Red 5K Race and Walk on Sunday, December 4 in Millburn to run to support American Red Cross programs and services. 

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“Thank you to all of the runners and walkers who laced up their sneakers to help support the work of the American Red Cross,” said Ana Montero, regional CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. 

The race, officially sponsored by Investors Bank and M&T Bank, took runners on a USATF-NJ certified course through the South Mountain Reservation before returning to the start/finish line outside the Millburn Public Library.

Top overall male finisher Dan Bier of Short Hills was the first across the finish line with a time of 17:08 and top overall female finisher Allison Malecki of Jersey City finished with a time of 19:41. Mark Geiger of Randolph and Arnaud Burckle of Short Hills took home second and third place overall male honors respectively. Katelyn Zegas of Millburn came in as the second place overall female finisher followed by Katrina Leigh of Livingston. View the complete Run for the Red 5K race results.

“This event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors and community partners,” said Montero. “We are grateful for their help in making this event a success.” 

2016 Run for the Red 5K sponsors and partners include: Gold Sponsor Sills, Cummis & Gross P.C.; Silver Sponsors AIG, AON Hewitt, Belair Services, LLC, The Blau & Berg Company, Joe’s Pizzeria & Vittoria Restaurante, NPF P&C Private Client Group, Proskauer, Pure Insurance, Summit Medical Group, Theatre Art PT; Bronze Sponsors James J. Eckert, DDS, Lois Schneider, Realtor, Precision Financial Services, Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils, Striker Realty, Subway Salon; and partners Sneaker Factory of Millburn, TAPinto Millburn, Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce, and Millburn Township Committee. 

Proceeds from the event benefit Red Cross programs and services, including Disaster Services. Last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 750 disasters in New Jersey and provided comfort and emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing as needed to more than 1,800 families. 

GIVE SOMETHING THAT MEANS SOMETHING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON You can support Red Cross disaster response and other programs and services by giving something that means something this holiday season. There is something for everyone on your list in the American Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog. The catalog offers a variety of symbolic, inspired gifts so that you can honor the special people in your life. By donating through the catalog you can feel good knowing that your gift will help people when they need it most.