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Post Fun Run Press Release

May 01, 2019

May 2019 – On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse held its 5th annual Project ZERO 5K Fun Run. The event was held at the Manalapan Recreation Center. The event was a great culmination to a month long project of raising awareness about alcoholism and drug abuse and the Project ZERO campaign.

Almost 200 people were on site for the Run. Distinguished guests in attendance included Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen, Manalapan Deputy Mayor Jack McNaboe, Manalapan Committeeman Barry Jacobson and Englishtown Mayor Thomas Reynolds. Also in attendance was local running coach Bob Andrews. Community sponsors included Platinum level sponsors Dynasty Advisors, Englishtown Auction and Suez Water, Gold Sponsors Wegmans, Manalapan Diner, Precision Tech Home Services, Insure Your and Alice Distributors, and Silver Sponsors Eli and Susan Cohen, Dunkin Donuts and Pantano Nursery. Additional support was provided by Arrow Pharmacy, Netcost Market, and Road ID

Awards were given to the top finishers in four (4) categories. The runners with the best time for men was Justin Rand, women was Carly Loverdi, boys, 14 and under was Suhaan Pakya and girls, 14 and under, was Jessica Abbott.

The mission of the Community Alliance is to meet the need for comprehensive alcohol and drug abuse awareness planning and programming to create community-level change in Manalapan Township and Englishtown Borough. For more information on the Alliance or Project ZERO or to become part of the Alliance, please contact the Manalapan Health Department at 732-446-8345 or

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