The 35-year partnership between PIANJ, NJYIP and the Special Olympics New Jersey continued with the annual Fun Run for Special Olympics. Even a rainy morning on the Boardwalk couldn’t keep runners from skipping the 5K race. An award breakfast followed, where Special Olympics athletes, runners, and event supporters celebrated.
The top male finishers included Frank Durkin in first place (19:25); Kyle Price in second place (19:26); and Noah Dallas in third place (20:25). The top female finishers included Victoria Thaler in first place (22:45); Tabatha Mackenzie in second place (26:50); and Claire Goble in third place (27:05).
FMI, a major event sponsor for many years, was the company that raised the most money, contributing more than $78,000 to the total Fun Run total. All in all the Fun Run raised $100,466.01 this year, benefiting Special Olympics New Jersey.