Yavneh Academy, located in Paramus, NJ, held its 10th Annual 5K road race/1 Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, November 9, at the Westfield Garden State Plaza. The Benjamin Schwartz Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is named for the brother of Yavneh parent Mendy Schwartz and drew over 1,000 people who helped to raise over $50,000 for Yavneh Academy Scholarship needs.
Participants of the run/walk were treated to a pre-race workout with Donna Riker of HNH Fitness in Oradell, NJ, T-shirts, and a buffet breakfast. The event, organized by Joanne Zayat and Amy Buchsbayew both of Teaneck, culminated with the presentation of medals to the top runners in the various age categories. Congratulations to the overall winner Richie Yeates, age 28, from Glen Rock, NJ, who came in at 16 minutes and 13 seconds. Congratulations to the winner of the one mile race, Peter Lipa, age 46, from Bloomfield, who came in at 6:10.
For more information about Yavneh Academy, please call Joel Kirschner at 201-262-8494 ext. 307.