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Passaic Valley Rotary River 5k, by Mick Close

I’ve become a big fan of this small 5K race in Little Falls since moving there from Cedar Grove a few years back.It’s a well organized race staged in the Little Falls Recreation Center with lots of extras. It was extra special this year because my two grandchildren, Parker and Taylor, did the kids fun run while my daughter, Lisa, and her husband, Jason, ran the 5K. It was Jason’s first race and he won the family bragging rights with a 23:04 followed by me in 23:21 and Lisa in 24:05 after we had run the first mile together. Another first was Tom Kelly and me placing 1st and 2nd in the same age group (60 and over). These were all the ERC finishers in a field of only 115 runners.

Catherine Smith (2nd woman) … 18:34

Dan Smith (1st AG) … 19:08
Mark Frankel (3rd AG) … 21:27
Jason Gruenbaum (2nd AG) … 23:04
Mick Close (1st AG) ,,, 23:21
Lisa Gruenbaum (2nd AG) … 24:05
Rosemary Williams (2nd AG) … 24:22
Brian Smith (3rd AG) … 24:56
Tom Kelly (2nd AG) … 26:28
Mary Smith (2nd AG) … 27:25
Martta Kelly … 28:09
Jack Martin … 38:33

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