Run was held today in Tamaques Park.
A runner collapsed at the 31st annual Hangover 5K held New Year's Day in Tamaques Park, according to race organizers. An eyewitness told Patch cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was performed on the man before he was transported to the hospital. A member of the Cranford-based Central Jersey Road Runners Club, which sponsors the New Year's Day run, said information on the man's condition has not been made available to the club at this time pending family notification. The Westfield police department and volunteer rescue squad were unable to provide information at this time. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Group seeks the public's help to meet the needs of injured service men and women.
As a retired member of the Special Forces, Art Weintraub knows the toll that combat can take on the soldiers who are in high-risk combat. Special Mission Units include Seal Team Six, the Navy force that took out Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, the Army’s Delta Force and Green Berets as well as other armed services groups. They are the soldiers who go behind the front lines for reconnaissance missions and risky operations. As vital as their activities are for the military, their work is incredibly dangerous. “When they get hurt, they really get hurt,” Weintraub said. Weintraub, a Springfield resident and the Commander of the Jewish War Veterans Post 273 in Springfield, is working to help Special Forces soldiers who have been injured in combat…