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Boondocks Red Bank Runner
Aug 17, 2018

Red Bank 5K Classic Brings Community Together

Mayor Pat Menna and Community YMCA Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Dunn.

More than 1,000 runners, including Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy, participated in the inaugural Red Bank 5K Classic on June 16 in downtown Red Bank, to benefit youth programs at The Community YMCA and Department of Parks and Recreation. The turnout was double than expected.

Phil Tammy Murphy Red Bank 5k

Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy

“It was a great day for Red Bank,” said Angela Courtney, a member of the Red Bank Business Alliance and owner of Sweetest Sin Boutique, who helped spearhead the event. “The race brought our community together for a day of health and fun for a great cause.”

Proceeds from the event will be split between the Y’s Family Health and Wellness Center in Red Bank and the borough’s Parks and Recreation department.

Mayor Pasquale “Pat” Menna kicked off the 5K race, which began and ended on Broad Street. In addition to the 3.1-mile run, there was a fun run for the kids. Following the race, families enjoyed a host of post-race activities in Marine Park and an after-party at Red Rock Tap + Grill.

The Governor and First Lady crossed the finish line together in about 27 minutes. The top three finishers were Ean Jaffe, 17, of Holmdel in 17 minutes, 18 seconds; Kerry O’Brien, 34, of Belford in 17:22; and, Anthony Scamardella, 19, of Red Bank in 17:41.

Boondocks Red Bank Runner

The Boondocks Running lobsters (from left) Kelly Ryan, Samantha Vought, Danielle Lippiello, Julia Noglows, Alee Moro, Grace Noglows, Jessica McGovern, Alex Wallace, and Kate Wallace


Ean Jaffe Holmdel

Ean Jaffe of Holmdel with his first-place medal