Perfect! No other word could describe it. The 38th annual Pennington 5K, sponsored by the Hopewell Valley YMCA and the Municipal Alliance, brought out hundreds of runners, kids and spectators for a perfect run on a perfect day. The day kicked off with a spectacular performance by Pennington’s acapella group, Combrio setting the tone for an unforgettable day. Mayor Anthony Persichilli put it best “Its great weather for a great event. We hope everyone enjoys our little Mayberry community here on Pennington Day.” The runners certainly did enjoy it as the 5k kicked off a full calendar of Pennington Day events including a kid’s race, street fair, tons of vendors, and lots of food. The female champion (and 2nd overall) was Lauren Philbrook, a local runner on hiatus from studying at Penn State. Lauren remarked “Its a great course, with some small rolling hills and lots of people were out cheering.” Doug Pszczolkowski and his team did a flawless job executing the event, which also celebrated the career of Richard Lang, the long time Asst School Superintendent for this wonderful community. The crowd was certainly full-spirited as their was an eclectic mix of speedy veterans as well as newbie runners as well.
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