The first official day of the fall racing season got off to a great start at the 7th Annual Keyport 5k held on September 21, 2013 in the Bay Shore community of Keyport, N.J. The town was one of those impacted by Hurricane Sandy nearly a year ago and remnants of the destruction could still be see along sections of the course. But the bay area and downtown have been revitalized and was buzzing for the 5k race which attracted a large field of runners.
It was overcast with temperatures in the lower 60’s for the 8:30 a.m. start. The runners lined up on the street in the downtown section of the town. Race Director, Nancy Jones of Keyport gave the participants their final instructions and off they through the town. The runners then finished along the park by the bay.
Holding the finish tape for the winners was Race Director, Nancy Jones and representing one of the major sponsors Cliff Moore of the International House of Pancakes in Keyport.
Awards were presented after the race in the park by Nancy Jones to the overall and age group top finishers. Lots of random prize awards were also presented and everyone went home happy on a gorgeous day at the Bay Shore.