Franklin Lakes Scenic Half Marathon and 5K

Event Date

Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Address

Franklin Lakes, NJ

About This Activity

REGISTRATION ENDS AT 11:59PM ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21.  THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

The Wyckoff Family YMCA and the Franklin Lakes Mayor’s Wellness Campaign are pleased to announce the 5th Annual “Franklin Lakes Scenic Half-Marathon & 5K” to be held Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Both routes will wind throughout Franklin Lakes beginning and ending at the Franklin Lakes Municipal Complex on DeKorte Drive.

From the time Ben Landel was a toddler, there was a tenacity about him which has proven successful in the classroom, on the soccer field and on a track. Coupled with this determination is probably the kindest, most loyal, funny and unassuming 17-year-old you’ll ever come across.
So when Ben was having respiratory issues in early Spring, it was surprising to see him slow down, even just a little. Ben was initially diagnosed with pneumonia. After 2 weeks, Ben was still not responding to the antibiotics. An x-ray led to a CT scan, showing 3 tumors in Ben's chest... Ben has cancer. Over a week later, it was confirmed that Ben has a carcinoma that is rare, powerful and aggressive.
Intensive chemotherapy has begun and endless tests have been performed. A surgery is hopeful for late August with more therapies and testing to follow. The road ahead is not a straight one, but if anyone can navigate the bumps and swerves, it’s Ben.

New this year! Both races are USATF-NJ Grand Prix evenst!!

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