Saturday morning was cool and crisp as dozens of volunteers began to gather at the high school right after 6:00 AM. The forecast was excellent for a race that was sure to be a challenge. By 8:00 AM our water and refreshment stations were set up and our volunteers were in place. Our race director was our on the course checking last minute details while the runners were registering and stretching.
At 9:00 AM sharp blast of the starter’s horn pierced the air and the runners were off. Eighty participants in the First Annual EC5K headed for High Mountain Road. Runners ranged in age from 9 to 70 and included students, alumni, and friends. Every runner finished the race. Congratulations to Andrew Nashed of North Haledon led the men with a time of 19.53.00 and to Melissa Woudenberg led the women with a time of 21.19.99.
Special thanks to Nicholas Markets our Event Sponsor; Atlantic Stewardship Bank and Braen Stone Industries our Race Sponsors; and to Mayor George and the Borough of North Haledon who supported our event in so many ways.