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Photos by Fritz Rethage  --   Posted July 26, 2003

6th Annual Teterboro 5k Run
  Teterboro 5K Run Official Web-site
Race Direction by Mark Zenobia    Post card results by Compuscore
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The 6th Annual Fleet Teterboro Airport 5k Run was held Saturday, July 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the Jet Aviation facility.   Teterboro Airport suspended flight operations for about 30 minutes.  Over 800 runners chased a "pace plane" up and down the main runway at Teterboro Airport for the 5k (3.1 mile) course.  "Mini-flyer Dashes" were held for children 2 through 12 following the main run.

This year the event was the 2003 USATF-NJ Masters Men's 5k Championship race and included over $3,000 in total prize money.  The event featured over $12,000 in random raffle prizes.

A DJ provided entertainment. There were plenty of water stations throughout the race area. Nourishment was available upon the race conclusion.  Runners recevied a "goody bag" upon departing the race.  The Moonachie Volunteer Fire Department provided emergency and first aid services.

This event was organized by Bergen County United Way.  Fleet Bank was the title sponsor.  Presenting sponsors were Port Authority of NY/NJ, Jet Aviation and AvPorts. Major sponsors included NYCE Corporation, Pfizer Inc., and PSE&G.  Additional sponsors included Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KPMG LLP and Playtex Products, Inc.

The pace plane was donated by Air Fleet International (Teterboro).  The race director was Mark Zanobia (On Your Mark Productions).  The event organizer was Mary Connolly (Bergen County's United Way).
In addition, many volunteers contributed in making the 6th Annual 5k run a big success.

At the race entrance, an information table was set up.
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Runners were processed, reveived a bib number, ChampionChip and "T" shirt.
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"T" shirts were given out to volunteers, runners and participating children.

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Rest room facilites were provided.

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Personal items were checked. Runners could return to remove items, but could not take baggage from the area until departing the event.

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Several water stations were located throughout the event.

Each runner's statistics were  tracked and tabulated by computers.  Registrants were first entered into the computer based upon their entry form. The tabulating equipment was set up at the finish line and checked to make sure that each runner's tag would be automatical read by the computer.
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Moonachie Volunteer Fire Department
was on hand to provide emergency and first aid services.
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Getting the strat up line ready for the big race.
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Some of the first runners to cross the finish line
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An announcer provided encouragement to the main body of runners as they headed towards the finish line.

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ChampionChip electronic tags used to tabulate the statistics were collected as the runners crossed the finish line.
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Race results were posted almost immediately
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Lots of water and nourshiment were available.
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Exhausted runners spend a few moments relaxing.

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The Moonachie First Aid Squad was on hand to handle any injuries.

$12,000 in random prizes and gifts were presented to most runners.
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Mini-flyer dashes for children 2 through 12 years of age followed the 5k event.
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Grandma was very proud

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All children participating received medals.


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