Family and friends of all ages came out in droves to take part in the 1st annual Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk held at Bridgeport’s Beardsley Park on Sunday, Nov. 16.

Kate Romanchick of Trumbull was the first female to finish and placed eighth overall with a time of 19:54.

The top male finisher was Jeffrey Townsend of Woodbridge, who finished in a time of 17:16.

The race route consisted of a rolling double loop through Beardsley Park. All runners enjoyed food donated by local merchants, crafts for the kids and discounted admission to the Beardsley Zoo.

The race was sponsored by The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County Women building better communities. Its mission is to promote voluntarism and to develop the potential of women  improve communities. Funds raised from the race will be used to support the mission and projects of JLEFC.