Lager Run Through Glen Ridge

Sunday, Jun 26, 2011 10:14pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

When the starting gun was fired on Highland Avenue early this evening, more than 1,100 people took off through the streets of Glen Ridge for the Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run. The 5K race finished at Hurrell Field, where the post-race party served up hotdogs and lager. Race proceeds will go to the Glen Ridge Community Fund. Race director Dan Murphy said this was the biggest turnout so far with participation up 100 percent from last year.

Michael Dixon of Fanwood, NJ took first place, Hector Rivera of Clifton took second and Ben Clarke of Morristown took third. Catherine Smith of Wayne was first woman over the finish line.

Pulling in last in 1,129th place, with a time just under one hour, was 81-year-old Bill Welsh of Staten Island. God bless him.

Full results here.


  1. POSTED BY Mrs Martta  |  June 27, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    Kudos once again to race director Dan Murphy for a job well done! Also, thanks to Mother Nature for near-perfect weather conditions this year.

  2. POSTED BY MellonBrush  |  June 27, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    What, no pierogies? I’m aghast at this egregious oversight! Not.

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Stopped by on opening day to take out a dozen empanadas. Very welcoming space, especially with the storefront glass open on a warm spring day and sidewalk tables available; and, the staff were warm and engaged. The empanadas are soft and pastry-like, rather than the harder crisper type. They got a thumbs up from the Morales family, who loves them a good empanada!

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