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The Wyckoff Family YMCA and the Franklin Lakes Mayor’s Wellness Campaign are pleased to announce the 5th Annual “Franklin Lakes Scenic Half-Marathon & 5K” to be held Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Both routes will wind throughout Franklin Lakes beginning and ending at the Franklin Lakes Municipal Complex on DeKorte Drive.
From the time Ben Landel was a toddler, there was a tenacity about him which has proven successful in the classroom, on the soccer field and on a track. Coupled with this determination is probably the kindest, most loyal, funny and unassuming 17-year-old you’ll ever come across.
So when Ben was having respiratory issues in early Spring, it was surprising to see him slow down, even just a little. Ben was initially diagnosed with pneumonia. After 2 weeks, Ben was still not responding to the antibiotics. An x-ray led to a CT scan, showing 3 tumors in Ben's chest... Ben has cancer. Over a week later, it was confirmed that Ben has a carcinoma that is rare, powerful and aggressive.
Intensive chemotherapy has begun and endless tests have been performed. A surgery is hopeful for late August with more therapies and testing to follow. The road ahead is not a straight one, but if anyone can navigate the bumps and swerves, it’s Ben.
New this year! Both races are USATF-NJ Grand Prix evenst!!
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For more info please visit www.wyckoffymca.org
Bag Pickup is the morning of the race, beginning at 6:15am. Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall males and females as well as age group winners in 5-year increments. Half Marathon age groups are: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, etc. through 80+. There is a 3:15 cut off before race support will no longer be available. 5K age groups are: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Due to the nature of the courses, strollers and headphones are prohibited.
Secure Bag Check
We will be offering a Gear Bag Check next to Registration and Packet Pick-up the morning of the race. If you wish to use the Gear Bag Check, you MUST provide your own bag and put your NAME and BIB NUMBER on the bag. To claim your belongings after the race, you will need your RACE BIB to match your gear bag.
There will be Porta-Potties located at race check-in, near the starting line. There will also be six Porta-Potties on course at three different locations. They will be positioned near the 3.5, 6.5 and 10.5 mile marks on the course.
There will be 6 Fluid Stations out on the course, approximately every two miles. Each fluid station will have water first, Gatorade (Lemon Lime) second. There will be a yellow sign with black writing stating “FLUID STATION AHEAD” approximately 100 yards before each Fluid Station.
The Franklin Lakes EMS squad along with the Hackensack University Medical Center will be providing support along the race course and at the finish line. If you need medical support during the race, tell any volunteer or race official so they can get the necessary support.
We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you DO NOT use headphones during the race. As runners, we need to be aware of our surroundings. The course is open to traffic and we should avoid any distractions we can control. Strollers/baby joggers/etc. are not permitted.
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