Health & Wellness

Fourth Annual PTA Bloomingdale and Orange Avenue Fun Run and 5k

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Runners enjoying pre-race warm up. Credits: All photos by TAP INTO CRANFORD staff.
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BAS/OAS students pose with the Cranford Cougar.
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A BAS family poses with the Cranford Cougar.
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Families during pre-race warm up.
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Participants for the one-mile fun run at the start line 
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One-mile fun run winner, Jack Zambito, fifth grade OAS student.
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BAS/OAS family enjoying race day.
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Sponsor board.
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Race volunteer organizers, Jennifer Ketschke and Karen Woodruff.
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Overall first place 5k finisher, Nicholas Dubois.
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First place overall finisher Nicholas Dubois, crossing finish line, official time of 19:50.7.
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First place female finisher, Diana Stavrou.
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First female 5k finisher Diana Stavrou, crossing finish line with official time of 24:07.9.
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Father and son finish the 5k together. 
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CRANFORD, NJ - The fourth annual 5k and one-mile fun run to benefit both Bloomingdale and Orange Avenue Schools' PTA was held this morning, an event organized by the PTA and nearly 50 volunteers.

This year the event was lead by parent volunteers, Jennifer Ketschke and Karen Woodruff, who confirmed that nearly 30 sponsors participated. Those sponsors helped to raise monies to benefit both Bloomingdale and Orange Avenue Schools' PTA and lend their expertise as needed, including the donation of race bags and t-shirts from elite sponsor, Cougar Headquarters. 

The race included both a one-mile fun run and a certified 5k course. There were nearly 100 fun run participants and 160 5k runners. A DJ and bouncey house helped entertain the crowd throughout the event.

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The morning's festitives began with the star bangled banner sung by an Orange Aveneue School student, followed by a warm up lead by sponsor CrossFit KOA. The one-mile fun run was next then followed by the 5k race and an award ceremony for various age groups.

The one-mile fun run winner was Jack Zambito, a fifth grade student at Orange Avenue School.

The overall 5k and top male finisher was Nicholas Dubois, a 16-year old from Roselle, with a time of 19:50:7. The first female fnisher was Diana Stavrou, a 33-year old form Scotch Plains, with a time of 24:07:9.

All proceeds from the day's event will benefit both Bloomingdale and Orange Avenue Schools' PTA.

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