The third Annual 5K Challenge for CHHANGE will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Brookdale Community College in the Lincroft section of Middletown, New Jersey.
The event is organized by volunteers from The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education led by Race Director Jack Werbler of Marlboro, N.J.. The Center is a non –profit, volunteer organization founded in 1979. It addresses human rights and civil rights issues worldwide. It maintains an extensive library and provides educational resources as well as speakers. The Center is housed on the Brookdale Campus near the start and finish of the race.
It is an especially relevant issue today with what many consider genocide ongoing today in Iraq and Syria. It is important to learn lessons from the past and not repeat them. The Center elevates those issues which we should all be aware of. Visit their web site for more information.
The top finishers last year for the men were Elliot Gindi age 14 of Long Branch in a time of 17:58. He was followed by Ruffino Mendez of Metuchen in a time of 18:06 and then Chris Mondie of Aberdeen in 18:39.
Breaking the tape first for the women was 16 year old Mary Sutton of Princeton in a time of 20:28. She was followed by Bethany Rivera of Hazlet in 21:04 and then Haley McMeel of Califon in 22:11.
Check out the race calendar for more upcoming events.