Health & Wellness

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Healthy Kids Day 5K Race Won by Fanwood Teen

The start of the 5K race outside the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on Sunday. Credits: John Mooney
Runners stretch before the race. Credits: John Mooney
Drew Burfeindt nears the finish line with no competitors in sight. Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover congratulates 5K race winner Drew Burfeindt. Credits: John Mooney
Terrill Middle School band played the theme from the movie "Rocky" as the race began. Credits: John Mooney
Evan Fitzgerald, a 6th grader at Terrill Middle School, and his dad, Brian, before the race. Credits: John Mooney
Brad Buyce and Scotch Plains Councilman Llewellyn Jones before the race. Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover and members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA staff. Credits: John Mooney
Fanwood Councilman Kevin Boris and his daughter, Emma. Credits: John Mooney
Post-race celebration Credits: John Mooney
Joan Buyce and her daughter, Lena, age 5, ready to run. Credits: John Mooney
Inflatables were part of Healthy Kids Day. Credits: John Mooney
Terrill Middle School band plays before the race. Credits: John Mooney

FANWOOD, SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA hosted its annual Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, on Sunday. 

The event, designed to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines, featured a 5K race, inflatables, swimming, arts and crafts, and performances by the Terrill Middle School band.

Drew Burfeindt,14, a freshman who runs on the track team for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, won by a large margin with a time of 20:05. 

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