Health & Wellness

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

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The start of the 5K race outside the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on Sunday. Credits: John Mooney
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Runners stretch before the race. Credits: John Mooney
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Drew Burfeindt nears the finish line with no competitors in sight. Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover congratulates 5K race winner Drew Burfeindt. Credits: John Mooney
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Terrill Middle School band played the theme from the movie "Rocky" as the race began. Credits: John Mooney
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Evan Fitzgerald, a 6th grader at Terrill Middle School, and his dad, Brian, before the race. Credits: John Mooney
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Brad Buyce and Scotch Plains Councilman Llewellyn Jones before the race. Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover and members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA staff. Credits: John Mooney
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Fanwood Councilman Kevin Boris and his daughter, Emma. Credits: John Mooney
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Post-race celebration Credits: John Mooney
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Joan Buyce and her daughter, Lena, age 5, ready to run. Credits: John Mooney
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Inflatables were part of Healthy Kids Day. Credits: John Mooney
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Terrill Middle School band plays before the race. Credits: John Mooney
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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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The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For information on membership or programs, or to request a schedule of classes, please call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or visit the Y’s website at www.fspymca.org.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. 

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