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Hundreds Turn Out to Run For The Red

Hundreds Turn Out to Run For The Red
“The planning committee, sponsors including Investors Bank, The Alternative Press and Salerno-Duane in Summit, fundraisers and event day volunteers helped make this year’s race the most successful to date.”

A chilly morning forecast and a mile uphill ascent into the South Mountain Reservation was no match for the 300 runners and walkers who came out to participate in the 2013 Run For The Red 5K and Walk held Sunday in Millburn, New Jersey. See Photos…

The race, Co-Chaired by Barry and Pat O'Brien, celebrated its 8th anniversary at the Millburn Free Public Library. With help from the Millburn Township Committee and The Sneaker Factory, enthusiasm for the event has grown tremendously in the North Jersey Region. The planning committee, sponsors including Investors Bank, The Alternative Press and Salerno-Duane in Summit, fundraisers and event day volunteers helped make this year’s race the most successful to date. The Township of Millburn has been an incredible partner, and we extend our sincere thanks to Mayor Sandra Haimoff, the Department of Public Works, and the Millburn Township Police Department for their wonderful support!

Congratulations to the race winner and top male overall finisher, Andres Soler of Yonkers, NY, finishing at 17:28:15 and to Chris Kachinsky of South Orange, the top female overall finisher with a time of 19:54:06. Runners, young and young-at-heart, competed in events including a USATF-NJ certified 5K route and a Children's Fun Run. Truly a fun day for all ages; seven participants under 9 years of age completed the full 5K course along with three gentleman in the 80 years and above category, Joe Labruno of Bayonne, Arch Seamons of Rockaway and Bill Welsh of Staten Island. Congratulations to all finishers! Official results are provided by our event timer, Compuscore. 2013 Race Results from Compuscore…

Event proceeds support Red Cross programs and services, including Disaster Services. Since November 1, 2013 Red Cross North Jersey Region Disaster Services has responded to 46 home fires, helping 135 families – more than 420 people – with emergency assistance. At any time of day or night, Disaster Action Teams of trained Red Cross volunteers are activated to respond to the scene of a home fire and provide emergency assistance with temporary lodging, food, clothing, and emotional support to the affected families.

Run For The Red sponsors include: Investors Bank; The Alternative Press; Salerno-Duane; Barnabas Health; Overlook Medical Center; Chubb Personal Insurance; Joe’s Pizzeria and Vittoria Ristorante; Lane McVicker; The Mall at Short Hills; Maplecrest Ford Lincoln; Massage Envy Short-Hills; Millburn Laser Center; Office Furniture Partnership; Smythe Volvo; Theatre Arts PT; Atlas Data Processing; James Eckert, DDS; Meadowbrook Day Camp and Millburn Courtyard Associates. We also thank our supporters, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market, ShopRite, Starbucks, Maplecrest Ford Lincoln, Goldberg's Famous Deli and Bagel Chateau, The Paper Mill Playhouse, Walter Bauman Jewelers, and Millburn Camera ASAP.

You can still Donate to a Run For The Red Team through Friday, December 13, 2013

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit

About the American Red Cross North Jersey Region:

The American Red Cross North Jersey Region provides programs and services throughout the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren, with a combined population of 5.7 million. The region trains and mobilizes more than 3,000 volunteers who support the delivery of services in the community. Last year, the Red Cross North Jersey Region responded to 485 local home fires, helping 1,269 displaced families; collected more than 26,500 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; provided 1,985 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals; and trained 79,341 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics. Follow the North Jersey Region on Twitter @RedCrossNorthNJ.