ATLANTIC CITY — Superheroes of all ages participated April 29 in the eighth annual Seashore Gardens 5K Run and Health Walk on the Boardwalk.
The event raised more than $15,000 for Seashore Gardens Living Center’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Outreach including monthly support group meetings and case management services.
Participants raced as individuals and in teams of friends, neighbors and families.
Anthony Guiliano, 38, of Niskayuna, New York, finished first in 16 minutes and 35 seconds. Dave Favorito, 30, was second, crossing the line in 17:33. James Germano, 31, of Fredericksburg, Maryland, and a member of Team Nan Fallon, finished third in 19 minutes and 39 seconds. Germano donated back his third place cash prize back to SGLC.
Alexa Weber, 18, won the woman’s race in 19:13. She donated her first place cash prize back to SGLC. She was followed by Susan Reich,59, of Ocean City, who crossed in 20:27, and Riley Lerner, 12, of Mays Landing, who finished in 20:59.
Team Nan Fallon and Team Mary Malloy, both named for past residents of SGLC’s Comfort Care neighborhood, received special recognition at the event for largest team and largest fundraising team.
The Family of Nan Fallon and the Rundio Family both received Forever Family awards for their continuing support of Seashore Gardens Living Center.
In addition, newcomer Harry Halper, 13, raised money and walked with his team, the HarrBears, for his Bar Mitzvah Project. One of his team members was his grandfather, who has Lewy Body Dementia and was pushed in his wheelchair during the race.