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Scenes from the Annual St. Bart's 5K Race

Liam Christman, a 16-year-old resident from Fanwood won the race while registering a time of 18 minutes and 19 seconds, which was a 5:54 mile pace. Credits: Sean Conklin
18-year old Nick Stetin finished in second place. Credits: Sean Conklin
Credits: Courtesy of Karen Sutcliffe Falkowski
Robbie Matos, a 21-year-old Springfield resident finished in third place. Credits: Sean Conklin
Nine-year old Andrew Burkitt of Summit rounded out the Top 10 with a race time of 21 minutes and 43 seconds. He was the youngest competitor to finish in the Top 10. Credits: Sean Conklin
From left to right: Scotch Plains special projects coordinator Margaret Heisey, Mayor Al Smith, SP-F Board of Ed. member Evan Murray, and Deputy Mayor Llewellyn Jones. Credits: Sean Conklin
Scotch Plains Board of Education member Evan Murray finishes the St. Bart's 5K strong in the homestretch of the run. Credits: Sean Conklin
Long-time building official Bob LaCosta was among the 253 participants in the St. Bart's 5K. Credits: Sean Conklin
Three generations of LaCostas at the SBA 5K Credits: Sean Conklin
Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith walks with Margaret Heisey. Credits: Sean Conklin
Credits: Courtesy of Karen Sutcliffe Falkowski
Credits: Courtesy of Karen Sutcliffe Falkowski
Credits: Courtesy of Karen Sutcliffe Falkowski
Three generations of Lacostas participated in the 5K race. Credits: Courtesy of Bob Lacosta

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Over 250 local residents braved the cold weather on Saturday, April 1 to participate in the annual St. Bart's 5K, the first of four races scheduled to happen in Scotch Plains this year. Mayor Al Smith, Deputy Mayor Llewellyn Jones, long-time building official Bob LaCosta and SP-F Board of Ed. member Evan Murray were among those who participated in the event. 

Liam Christman, a 16-year-old resident from Fanwood won the race while registering a time of 18 minutes and 19 seconds, which was a 5:54 mile pace. Deputy Mayor Jones rounded out the Top 30 with an official time of 23 minutes and 56 seconds. Click here for the full race results. 

As a reminder, residents who participate in three or more qualifying runs/walks in town this year will be awarded the Mayor's Medal. 

The next race is the YMCA 5K, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. with the one-mile family walk/run set for 6:30 p.m. 

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