LITTLE SILVER: Cool temperatures didn't stop the more than 600 runners who took to the streets to run the 21st annual Little Silver 5K this past Sunday, Oct. 5.
Hosted by the Little Silver PTO, the race started on Harding Road, wound through the streets of Little Silver, and ended with a lap around the track at Red Bank Regional High School.
Local runners stole the show, with Little Silver's Dennie Waite crossing the finish line first with a time of 17:06. Following close behind was Mark Degenhart of Shrewsbury in 17:16 and Derek Tietjen of Little Silver in 17:44.
Crossing first for the women was another Little Silver resident, 12 year old Catherine Wimmer, who finished in a speedy 19:22. Dawn Wilcox, also of Little Silver was next in 19:58 and coming in third for the women was Katie Connor of Belford with a time of 20:02.
The day also saw more than 100 runners participate in the one-mile run just before the 5K. The race began and finished to loud cheers on the Red Bank Regional track, with each participant receiving a medal for their accomplishment.
Not to be outdone, runners in Pre-K to 4th grade took to the track's infield to participate in the Kiddie Dashes. These future 5Kers impressed everyone with their competitive spirit and were rewarded with medals for their efforts.
A post-race after party was held at the Little Silver firehouse where runners, along with their friends and family celebrated with food, games and music by The Haven.