MILLBURN, NJ - The pavement was wet from the day’s continuous downpours but the sky was dry for the runners in the Investors Bank 36th Annual President’s Cup Night Race. Some 1,200-plus runners, including women, men and children, gave it their all as they ran a course that virtually shut down downtown Millburn. The 5K run began and ended at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill and followed a route along Essex Street and Millburn Avenue..
The race was organized and sponsored by the Millburn Short Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Sneaker Factory. Other sponsors were Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Samuel Adams, Saucony, New Balance North Jersey, Tide Dry Cleaners, The Mall at Short Hills, the Short Hills Hilton, Peerless Beverage Company, Katz Novoa Architects, American Red Cross, Sports Training Physical Therapy, Budd Larner, Studio 1200 Architects, Summit Medical Group, TAPinto Millburn, Weichert Realtors, Pride Products, Casey & Keller, Inc., Millburn Laser Center, New Jersey American Water Company, Millburn PBA Local #34, Paper Mill Playhouse, YB Fitness, Cox Printers, Priddy Learning Academy, Joseph Episcopo & Sons, Inc., AHM Architects and Watchung Pediatrics of Millburn, and of course Investors Bank. Sponsor Priddy Learning Academy hosted The Kid’s Fun Run prior to the main event. Several runners represented running clubs and corporations.
The runners were led by a trio of Millburn police officers on motorcycle. The race was sanctioned by USATF. The winner of the 5K was Kyle Price, 27, of North Brunswick who finished in 14:49.00. Tyler Udland, 23, was the fastest town resident and finished the race in 10th place at a time of 15:37.26. The first woman to finish was Millburn’s own 27-year-old Alyssa Douma, who finished in 66th place with a time of 18:06.31. Millburn/Short Hills runners included 9-year-old Chase Miller and 70-year-old Barbara Colrick.