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The Newark Morning Rotary Rock & Roll 5K was a fantasy of sorts—a unique opportunity to run on the cushy, well-manicured grass of the Newark Country Club’s golf course on Saturday. It was a no-frills event but a fun time, nevertheless, with the popular local band Club Phred playing before, during, and after the race. A few Creek Road Runners excelled.

photo of Bill Rosephoto of Becky GeorgeTaking age-group firsts were CRR Bill Rose and CRR Becky George, who each won the 50-59s. Rose must have really enjoyed the surface, as evidenced by his 19:15 time (fourth place overall). George’s time was 25:27.

CRR Bob Taggart (60+) and CRR Mary Braun (50-59) took age-group seconds, Taggart coming in with a 26:09 and Braun not too far behind in 26:36.

An honorable mention of sorts goes to husband and wife CRR Dave Schultz (23:06) and CRR Christine Schultz (24:58), who each placed third in the 40-49 age group. It was a true family affair for the Schultzes, with daughter Lawson taking second and son Ben taking third among the 13-and-unders.