The 20th Annual Little Silver 5k was held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 in the borough of Little Silver, N.J.
The day started out with overcast skies and a very slight mist in the air and temperatures barely into the 60’s for the large field of about 600 participants.
First to go off at 8:45 a.m. was the one mile fun run which was popular with many local youth and had a field of about 100 participants.. The run started and finished on the Red Bank Regional High School track.
The 5k went off at 9:30 a.m.in front of the high school with a fairly long uphill for several blocks, made its way through the borough and then headed back to the high school for a finish on the track.
Coming in first overall and for the men was Robert Cavanaugh of West Long Branch in a time of 16:10. He was followed by Dannie Waits of Little Silver in 16:45 and then rounding out the top three was Will Alston of Matawan in 17:30.
For the women the first finisher was 11 year old Catherine Wimmer in a time of 19:46. She was followed by Katie Connor of Rumson in 19:50 and then the Race Director, Dawn Wilcox of Little Silver in 20:02.
After the 5K kid’s races were held on the track for various ages.
Awards were then presented to the overall and age group winners.
Afterwards many of the participants headed over to the local firehouse for post-race festivities.
Runners will have plenty to choose from again next weekend including:
Saturday, October 12 ,9 a.m. X-Country Series, Wolf Hill Park, Oceanport, N.J.
Saturday, October 12, Heights Pride 5K, Spring Lake Hts, N.J.
Saturday, October 12, 5k, 10 a.m. Step by Step 5k Run/Walk for EG, Colts Neck High School, Colts Neck, N.J.
Saturday, October 12, 5k, Toast Pancake Run, Asbury Park, N.J.
Sunday, October 13, 8:45 a.m.5k, Running to Rebuild, Freehold, N.J.
Sunday, October 13,18 Miles, 10;30 a.m. LBI 18 Miler, Long Beach Island, N.J.
Sunday, October 13, 1 p.m. 5k, 10K, East Brunswick Races, East Brunswick, N.J.
Sunday, October 13, Atlantic City Marathon and Half Marathon, Atlantic City, N.J.
More events can be found on The Race Calendar.