HOLMDEL, N.J. - The setting was really cool (and so was the weather) as the Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence held its 1K Fun Run for Kids at 8:45AM on Sunday. The 5K Run started  at 9:30AM.

It was a great crowd as readers can see in the many videos and dozens of photos attached here. HFEE ran a festive and organized event with registration tables, time clocks, dj music, refreshments and more. Public safety personnel were on on hand to assist in traffic control and help ensure the safety of all runners and guests.

The weather was just perfect for the runners (and walkers!). The first group in the gate were the children:

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The laughter and playfulness extended directly into Your Metroburb of Bell Works as youngsters were actually playing football inside the building:

The location is truly a gathering place with much more to come.

The Host Committee thanked attendees and sponsors and Holmdel High School Sophomore Anjali Shah sang a beautiful rendition (with a sore throat no less!) of The National Anthem -  See her in video below:

There were many sponsors of HFEE involved with todays event including:

  • Reserve at Holmdel by Toll Brothers
  • Dearborn Market
  • Serini Family Dentistry
  • TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck
  • Chartwells
  • Life Fitness
  • JGS Insurance
  • Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Company
  • Poor John's Portables
  • Velocity
  • Gloria Nilson & Co Real Estate
  • Doreen DeMarco and Brooke O'Brien
  • Costco
  • Karen and Eric Hinds
  • Orange Theory
  • Holmdel Bagels
  • Bell Works
  • Design LLC
  • Buy Rite Liquors
  • Living Well Holistic Health
  • Lending Services Inc
  • Basilles Restaurant and Bar

Here is the video of the start of the main race:

TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck was a media sponsor and showed the beginning of both races on Facebook Live and expanded the news to Instagram and Twitter on site. Technology has made its way into hyperlocal news in a big way for readers and the sponsors who support community news.

Team Vienna:

And of course the winners. See a video here of post race awards: