Local Runners and Walkers Assemble at United Way’s Live Heroic 5K/1 Mile Walk

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5K participants begin racing at the Live Heroic 5K. Photo courtesy of United Way of Gloucester County.

THOROFARE, N.J. – On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, over 100 heroic runners and walkers joined forces at RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford to support the United Way of Gloucester County at the organization’s annual Live Heroic 5K and 1 Mile Walk. The event was put together by United Way volunteers and TNT Event Management.

Employees from GGB, a bearings company in West Deptford, placed as the first-place team at the Live Heroic 5K. Photo courtesy of United Way of Gloucester County.

“The Live Heroic 5K and 1 Mile Walk is a family-friendly event that we look forward to each year,” said Michael Gower, Executive Director of the United Way of Gloucester County. “This event would not be possible without all the local heroes, including the event sponsors, the runners and walkers, and the volunteers who worked so hard to make this event a success.”

The 7th Annual Live Heroic 5K and 1 Milk Walk was an opportunity to unite athletes of all abilities to help fight villains such as food insecurity, poverty and illiteracy. Participants were encouraged to wear their best superhero attire or t-shirt.

The top three finishers for the 5K were Michael Daigeaun in first place, Charles McLaughlin in second place and Thomas Kleinhans in third place. The first-place runner received a “Bread for a Year” certificate donated by Panera Bread.


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