Wildwood Crest welcomes New Jersey Run for the Fallen

The annual New Jersey Run for the Fallen passed through the Borough of Wildwood Crest on Thursday morning, Sept. 21.

According to the event’s website, the New Jersey Run for the Fallen includes a core run team of active military personnel who run more than 190 miles over four days from Cape May to Holmdel to pay tribute to their fallen comrades and Gold Star Families. The run makes numerous brief stops along the way to honor individual members of the military who died while on active service.

The runners were guided and protected by volunteers who rode in vehicles ahead of and behind the runners.

This year’s New Jersey Run for the Fallen made four stops in Wildwood Crest – Crest Memorial School for Salvatore Corma, a home on Hollywood Avenue for Gennaro Pellegrino, Sunset Lake for Omar Vazquez and Centennial Park for Charles D. Robinson.

Students from Crest Memorial Elementary School greeted the runners as they arrived for their brief stop on the school’s grounds.

The Wildwood Crest Police Department provided an escort for the runners through the borough.

The runners continued through Wildwood and North Wildwood before departing the island Thursday afternoon.

For more information on the New Jersey Run for the Fallen, log onto www.njrun.org.


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