Rain Doesn’t Stop First Annual Weehawken VFW 5K Run/Walk


This Memorial Day weekend Hudson TV was at the Weehawken Waterfront Park for the first annual VFW Post 1923 5K Run.

On Sunday, May 27, the morning started with a downpour, so organizers of the event had to push back the run to start at noon.

The 5K was hosted by Weehawken Veterans of Foreign Wars in hopes to raise funds while also honoring those veterans who have served our country.

Despite the rain, many of the runners still showed up and participated. 

Participants included people of all ages. Mayor Turner chose to walk the trail and ended up winning second place in the “50 and over” category.

Awards were given out to first, second, and third place winners in each age group.

First place overall male runner was Peter Delapaz.

First place overall female runner was Anne Raenetke.

The first place winner in the “12 and under” category went to Aiden Waterman.