Along the gentle rolling hills of Lawrenceville, a stone’s throw from Princeton University, was this weekend’s Homefront Walk for Hope. RunJersey.com was on-hand to catch a glimpse of the 5K and 1-Mile action which took place on the campus of Educational Testing Services (where your Praxis & GRE’s are sent). The setting was a sprawling & picturesque landscape and ideally suited for a race. We chatted with Heather Lyon, the race director, who mentioned that “Homefront consistently aims to provide housing, education and any other help needed to homeless families throughout Central NJ. This race and the the support of the sponsors certainly help that initiative. It’s also about bringing families out to enjoy it together.”
The race’s winner, Mike Caputo, shared his thoughts as well, noting that “It’s great weather on a nice course. It’s a little hilly but not too bad.” Mike made mention of his appreciation since he received tons of encouragement from some great volunteers and spectators. Samuel “Speedy” Whitley took the tape for the kids race with lighting quickness.
In addition to the elites, hundreds crossed the line, including several first-timers and others boasting of PR’s. There were also a handful of fundraising teams on hand including Team ETS, Homefront, Tyco, NFG and Lawrenceville Intermediate School. Enjoy the pics from a wonderful race on a picture-perfect morning.