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Thank you to all participants for an amazing event! Here is a recap of a fabulous day!

RACE RESULTS

Top 3 Men:

  • Chris Platt in 15:35
  • Mike Dixon in 15:42
  • Tim Morgan in 16:19

Top 3 Women:

  • Elena Rozhko in 17:46
  • Katie VanHorn in 18:33
  • Dianne DeOliveira in 19:21

Full Race Results are available here.

FACTS & FIGURES

Total Registrants: 1237 (5K, 1 mile Health Walk, and Kids’ STOMP)

Donations via Active.com: $36,000, shattering in the $20,000 goal!

Top Individual Fundraisers:

  • Matt Ziegler
  • Gregg Johnson
  • Darren-Erik Diaz
  • Frank LaRocca
  • Yonna Hall
  • Dan Fishman
  • Joanne Jaeger
  • Ida Wozniak
  • J Gatens
  • Christine Wathen

PHOTOS

STOMP The Monster 5K Run & Festival race photos from Mond Phototography are now online.

VIDEO

Start of the 5K

First Male Finishers

First Female Finisher

Maddy’s Inspiring Speech Before the 5K (Audio Only)

FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS

I do want to say that Sunday was an amazing day and I want to complement you and everyone involved for putting together, not only a fantastic day for all who attended, but such a professionally organized event. From Seth (obviously) to the organizers to the police department to the township to the volunteers….It was an amazing day! Kudos!

– LS

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Hi STM Crew, I am going to submit a review on active.com, but I also wanted to take the time to personally thank you. I have been running 5ks, ½ marathons, and triathlons for the past 4 years and this was BY FAR my favorite race. I have been trying to get my sister active and involved for a few years now, and I finally talked her into trying a 5k. I was pretty certain I was picking a good race for her, but you guys really exceeded my expectations. My sister is on a weight loss journey, and I know she was very intimidated by the 5k atmosphere, despite all of the talks I’ve had with her explaining what the running community is really like. I picked STM because it was for such a great cause, and I sent her the link to your website a few months ago for her to read Seth’s story. She finally decided to give it a try and she registered. I also convinced my mother to join us. She is 64 and has been running 2-4 miles every morning since I have been alive (I am 36). She has never done a 5k though, so it was a very special day for her as well. Our family loves to participate in charity functions, but this was their first 5k charity function.

With that being said, I am still on cloud nine from this race. I would have enjoyed it just the same even if I had attended by myself! From the minute we arrived until the minute we left, I cannot say enough good things about how organized and well-run this race truly was. All of your volunteers were extremely friendly, motivating, and inspirational. As we were running through the course, I told a few of your volunteers that it was my sister and moms first 5k, and their reactions were priceless. My sister had an amazing time, and is now itching to do another one! I cannot thank you guys enough, because if she had not had such a great time on Sunday, she might not be as motivated to stay strong and continue on her weight loss journey. So, thank you thank you THANK YOU!!!

Praying for Seth for a speedy recovery, and that he gets healthy soon. I hope that you guys run this race again next year, as it will definitely be marked on my calendar. Thanks again for a job well done!

Jen Huseth

PS. Not sure how I forgot to mention the kids race! Great job with that as well!!! My 4 and 6 year old both ran the kid race, and they had a BLAST. Now my 6 year old wants to do a 5k with me.

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I just want to write to thank everyone involved with this Sunday’s STOMP THE MONSTER 5K! It was a terrific race and an all around wonderful day (despite the grey skies). From start to finish it was amazing! From the moment we entered the municiple building to register and were greated by the lovely, blue-haired information ladies who also gave us hugs and kisses in addition to info.! (they were hysterical and also very helpful!) to the festival and all of the food and great raffle prizes, it was a great time for a great cause. Thanks again to everyone! All my best to the Grumet family! Looking forward to having Seth at the race next year! Keep on STOMPING that Monster!

Most Sincerely, Mary

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I just got back from the race I did with my son. We had an excellent time. You thought of everything. Although I have only been running in 5ks since Sept. I could see you took all the nice things I have seen at other races and incorporated them into yours making it an event I look forward to year after year. Thank you for all your efforts.

Lynn and Patrick Murphy

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First and foremost, what a great event. I think overall things was smoothly for a first year event. The race course was perfect, a fun course for everyone and the volunteers were great out there and it was very clearly marked. The post-race food and drink was plentiful and well positioned for easy access and the activities inside seemed great to make it a true family event.

– TV

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WHAT A DAY…not just an awesome first race experience for me(!), but a total EVENT filled with great people overflowing with inspiration, love, non-stop action…talk about an A-PLUS event! The organizers know how to run a show and my family was so honored to be a part of something so big! This was my first 5K run and I couldn’t have been prouder to have it be for STOMP The Monster!

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Loved it! Very well run event for a great cause. There was something for everyone which made it easy and fun. See you again next year!!!

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This was a fantastic event! They pulled in over 1000 people for a good cause in their first year! The location was superior, the course was fast and well controlled, the awards went out quickly, there were lots of raffle prizes, and of course there was the post-race beer and food. One word for this event is: WOW! The race organizers were awesome professionals. Thanks for a superior 5K event!

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What a fantastic day! This was my first 5K and the organizers did a great job all around. I was so proud to participate and help make a difference in stomping this Monster.

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Looking forward to next year. Thanks so much.

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Fantastic! This was my first 5K and I feel so honored to be part of such a great event.

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What a fantastic race! It was a great venue and a wonderful course for “fake runners” like me. I imagine the real folks loved how fast it was…some great times. It was so organized and everything went off smoothly. Super!

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The best race I have ever been to! Everyone was very friendly and it was well organized! My kids had a blast and did not want to leave! As a runner thought the race course was fantastic for pr’s. Pre race information was distributed in a timely manner. Post race food and refreshments were the best I have ever experienced. Overall this race was better than NYC marathon!!!!

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What a fantastic event. Can easily be a yearly event. So much thought went into this run, and participants were treated like honored guests. Will definitely return next year.

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What a fantastic event! The course was great, the organization was superb, the Stomp the Monster team created a fantastic event – there was something for everyone! I hope this race becomes an annual event for Marlboro. I can’t say enough good things about it!

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Fantastic event! Very well organized, nice schwag, upbeat, fun atmosphere and a GREAT after-race party.

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