Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bahnuk wins 5k Leprechaun Leap Road Race 2008

Mark Bahnuk wins 11th Annual Leprechaun Leap 5k Road Race MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY – For the second straight year Mark Bahnuk of Hackettstown won the 11th Annual Leprechaun Leap 5k Road Race, sponsored by Picatinny Federal Credit Union, on March 16th. But the real winner was Hackettstown Regional Medical Center’s Joan Knechel Cancer Center.

Despite a chilly day at the International Trade Center, hundreds of participants turned out for the Leprechaun Leap 5K race and helped to raise $2,000 for the Joan Knechel Cancer Center. The International Trade Center Alliance (ITCA) together with the Mount Olive Mayor's Wellness Council hosted this year’s 5k race in Mount Olive, New Jersey.

Tom Quigley, Business Development Manager for Picatinny Federal Credit Union, was elated with the turnout of 462 racers.

“It was a great day all around. It may not have been picture-perfect weather but the runners showed perseverance in giving it their all for such an important cause" noted Tom Quigley. "I know that Picatinny Federal Credit Union is truly proud to be part of this event. In fact, more than 50 percent of our employees volunteered their time to help out. You can’t say enough about the people who work for us. They are community-minded.”

Mark Bahnuk finished the 5k race first in a time of 5:06, 10 seconds better than he did last year. Bahnuk finished just ahead of 15-year old Nicholas Salek of Morris Plains. Budd Lake’s Mark Lorello was third. Glenn Oakley of Blairstown and Jon Harper of Phillipsburg, respectively, finished fourth and fifth.

On the female side, Christine Scheuch of Vernon was first, followed by 12-year old Katlyn Rohsler of Fredon. Laura Furfaro was third, Joelle Fair took fourth, while Mary Sullivan of Succasunna finished fifth.

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Leprechaun Leap 5k Road Race 2008 event photosView photos from this event >>

About Picatinny Federal Credit Union
Membership to Picatinny Federal Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Morris County, New Jersey. Picatinny Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution located in the heart of your community. The Credit Union has branches in Rockaway, Mount Olive and at Picatinny Arsenal.

Picatinny Federal Credit Union was established in 1939 at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, New Jersey. The Credit Union started as a small financial institution offering basic savings accounts to civilian members and later included both active and retired military personnel.

Today, Picatinny Federal Credit Union offers a full spectrum of key financial services such as savings, checking, money markets, IRAs, loans and on-line banking with free bill payer.

For over sixty five years, Picatinny Federal Credit Union has been committed to its members’ needs above all else. The Credit Union currently has over 15,000 members, with total assets exceeding $200 million.

To learn more about Picatinny Federal Credit Union, please visit >>

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