CRANFORD, NJ - A chilly, rainy Saturday morning did not stop more than 200 students, faculty members, and friends from running in the ninth Spring Scramble 1- mile-run, at Cranford’s Hillside Avenue School.
The purpose of this annual event is to encourage a healthy lifestyle through running and fitness. Many of the students trained for the run through the NY Road Runners sponsored Might Milers Club.
The race was kicked off after a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by Ms. Martinez’s eighth Grade Chorus.
The top finisher in the PTA sponsored event was HAS seventh grader Drew Goldfeder with a time of six minutes flat. Matt Carrico was just a few seconds behind in second-place, followed by Michael Carrea in third.
On the girls’ side, HAS sixth grader Lauryn Fletcher was the top finisher for the second year in a row. Allison Schubert took second-place honors, and Emma Baumann finished third..
The race would not have been possible without the generous contributions from the following major sponsors: The Cranford Jaycees, Puro Clean Restoration Service, and Schuster Family Orthodontics.
Additionally, the following sponsors and groups contributed to the run’s success: a toute Heure, Bosonac Orthodontics, Breadsmith, Centennial Village Group, Cranford PBA and FMBA, Cougar Headquarters, Drs. Quinones & Scalia, Kilkenny House, KOA Crossfit, L'Oreal Paris, NY Red Bulls, Schwarz & Schwarz Public Accountants, Shop Rite, Starbucks, The New York Road Runners, TD Bank, Vanilla Bean Creamery, Shoprite, Starbucks, and Whole Foods.
The race would also not have been a success without the excellent work of the Spring Scramble Committee, Mrs. Pollock’s OT class, the HAS Peers, and Cranford graphic artist Jim Burns.