This year, the 5K run, attracted more than 1200 runners. The race followed a route along Essex Street and Millburn Avenue, finishing just behind the Millburn Law Enforcement building.
Prior to the 5K race, children were given the opportunity to participate in a Kid's Run which was held at 7:30 p.m. on Essex Street, adjacent to the Charlie Brown’s parking lot.
Men's winner Jeff Perrella, 24, of Westfield, came in first with a time of 15:04 and the women's wnner, Elena Rozhko, 39, of Millburn, crossed the finish line with a time of 17:04.
Investors Bank in a partnership with the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce provided the corporate sponsorship for this year’s race. The race is one of the most sought-after 5K races in the tri-state area and one of the most beloved Township traditions.
Other corporate sponsors included: The Sneaker Factory Running Centers, the Mall at Short Hills, Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse, Peerless Beverage Company, Samuel Adams, Saucony, and NJ American Water.
The American Red Cross of Millburn-Short Hills, Hilton Short Hills, Jackson Lewis LLP, Kaiser Chiropractic Center Inc., Katz/Novoa Architects & Planners, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Sports were listed as race sponsors followed by Studio 1200, Summit Medical Group, The Alternative Press, Weichert Realtors, Casey & Keller, Inc., Millburn Laser Center, New Jersey American Water, and Paper Mill Playhouse. Completing the sponsor list are: Can Do Fitness, Hennion & Walsh, Cox Printers, Priddy Learning Academy, The Montessori Children’s Academy.