Hundreds Run And Walk At HTEF Annual Run For Health

The third annual Hanover Township Education Foundation’s Hanover’s Run for Health was a huge success Sat., June 3. Mother nature held off and the bright skies cleared for more than 400 participants to run and walk the course through the neighborhoods surrounding Whippany Park High School in Whippany.
Wegmans Food Markets was this years’ corporate sponsor, making a generous donation and contributions of water, bags and snacks to help round out the 40+ sponsors for the event.
“Companies like Wegmans Food Markets have an opportunity to make a difference in public education,” said Dr. Mark Brzozowski, race director, HTEF Run’s Diamond Medal sponsor for the past three years and owner of Whippany Chiropractic Life Center. “Their continued generosity help support teacher-initiated grants that will benefit students today, tomorrow and well into the future.”
Sponsorship levels were corporate, diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze. Tables were provided for the gold medal sponsors so that participants and community members could browse the sponsorship tables and interact with local businesses.
“It has always been my dream to organize a 5K in the town that I live in and work in,” said Brzozowski, whose office served as race headquarters. “It’s a healthy activity and brings the community together.”
Anthony Scarpino, the Education’s Run for Health Committee chair, says “It takes lots, and lots of planning and meetings to pull off an event like this. We have a dynamic group of individuals on our committee and we all bring a special talent to the group. Each year we build on the previous years’ achievements, to enhance and improve our event. We continue with what works, and we eliminate what doesn’t.”
This year, the race organizers decided to add a one mile Fun-Walk which started at the front of Whippany Park High School and ended at the school’s field. After, walkers and runners returned to WPHS where they were entertained by the band Jersey Bound, enjoyed refreshments while awaiting the awards ceremony.
Awards were given out to the top three overall men/women finishers as well as 16 age groups in five year increments. Prizes received from donations were also raffled off.
The foundation thanks all of its sponsors for their generous support.
The Hanover Township Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit umbrella organization providing school-community partnerships and shared resources to enhance educational opportunities for the Hanover Township Public Schools K-12.

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