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Meridian Sponsors Team in the 2018 Annual Teterboro 5K Race.

Meridian's team for the 2018 TEB 5K.
A team of 10 runners represented Meridian in the 2018 Teterboro 5K run.

On Saturday, July 14, Meridian sponsored a team of ten runners for the PSE&G Teterboro 5K, an annual race in its 21st year, organized by the United Way of Bergen County. This year, the race has attracted over 500 runners from around the Tri-State Area and over 1,000 spectators, vendors, and volunteers to the airport. Funds raised by the event this year will go to help build safe and affordable homes for homeless veterans in New Jersey.
The TEB 5K is a certified and sanctioned USA Track & Field Association race that features a flat, straight running surface along a segment of Teterboro’s 1-19 runway, giving runners the best chance to improve their fastest times on its foot-friendly tarmac. This, along with the opportunity to race while overlooking the New York City skyline, makes this one of New Jersey’s best 5K events.
Below are the results from Team Meridian:

Karl Granchalek 23:39.10 94th Overall
Arjol Duka 24:46.17 138th Overall
Pat Garzon 28:20.05 228th Overall
George Remache 31:00.05 323rd Overall
Rachel Pennington 31:53.42 338th Overall
Kanhai Nelson 32:42.92 350th Overall
Edvina Floed 35:34.25 396th Overall
Jorge Cornejo 38:38.51 436th Overall
Kvaughn Wedderburn 40:54.54 460th Overall

As a whole, the Meridian team finished fourth with a time of 1:16:45.2, just missing the podium by 90 seconds. We feel confident that Meridian will be a contender for the gold in 2019!

The official route for the TEB 5K.

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Meridian Sponsors Team for 20th Annual Teterboro 5K

The Meridian 5K Team poses for a shot before the big race.
The Meridian 5K Team poses for a shot before the big race.

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company, proudly sent a team of 8 runners to the 20th Annual Teterboro 5K. This year, the “must-run” summer event attracted nearly 1,000 participants as well as hundreds of volunteers and spectators. The USTFA-sanctioned course offers athletes a unique experience of being able to run on one of the busiest general aviation runways in the country. With the New York Skyline and dozens of private aircraft in the background, runners we’re tasked with a flat course that consisted of 5 turns, 2 water breaks, and mile clocks. While the course itself may not seem challenging to a seasoned runner, the summer heat reflecting from the sun-drenched tarmac is often the biggest challenge.
Team Meridian had an impressive performance this year and ended up placing 3rd overall in the team results! These results are calculated by using the top 3 running times from each team. Our final team score was 1.21.26 and our average finish time was 27.08.94. Below are the full results of all of our team members:

Peter Tomaszewski 23:45.63* (96th Overall)
Justin Schiraldi 26:14.32* (168th Overall)
Rachel Pennington 31:26.87* (300th Overall)
Kanhai Nelson 32:20.35 (318th Overall)
George Remache 33:02.79 (327th Overall)
Samir Varela 33:04.42 (328th Overall)
Maggie O’Connell 36.43.53 (328th Overall)
Dennis O’Connell 43:59.73 (423rd Overall)

For more information on the race and its results visit: https://birdeasepro.com/TeterboroAirport5k
The event itself is organized by and for Bergen County’s United Way and all proceeds benefit their “Compassion Fund”. The fund provides emergency financial assistance to families struggling to meet basic needs, including rent, utilities, medical, child care, and other foreseen emergencies that threaten the family’s stability and well-being. Since the dawn of this 20-year tradition, the Teterboro 5K has raised an astounding $750K for families in need. A special thanks to all who sponsored, supported, and participated in this important and timely philanthropic mission.
To learn more about Bergen County United Way, please go to:  http://www.bergenunitedway.org

Meridian proudly displays its award for winning 3rd place in the 20th Annual Teterboro Airport 5K.
Meridian proudly displays its award for winning 3rd place in the 20th Annual Teterboro Airport 5K.

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Meridian Sponsors Team for Teterboro Airport 5K

The Meridian 5K Team in the FBO lobby before the big race.
The Meridian 5K Team in the FBO lobby before the big race.

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company, proudly sent a team of 8 runners to participate in the 19th Annual PSE&G Teterboro Airport 5K on Saturday, July 16, 2016. This unique race, located at one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country, attracts nearly 1,000 runners and hundreds of spectators each year. The course, which takes place mostly on one of the two airport runways, is flat with only five turns, two water stops, and mile clocks. While the course itself may not seem challenging to a seasoned runner, the summer heat reflecting from the sun-drenched tarmac is often the biggest challenge. The event was certified and sanctioned by the USATF-NJ.
Team results were calculated by the using the top 3 running times from that team. Meridian finished 4th among TEB tenants with a final team score of 1:26:58 and an average of time of 28:59.56. The top scores from Team Meridian were as follows:

Cristian Valencina 27:43.64 (239th overall)
Anthony Zambrano 28:23.44 (262nd overall)
Eric Chavez 30:51.61 (328th overall)

More race results are available online at https://www.compuscore.com/cs2016/july/teterbor.htm#overall
The event featured over $10,000 in random prizes, a $1,000 grand prize, ChronoTrack B-Tag scoring, United Way mini-flyer dashes, refreshments and a DJ. The event benefits The Bergen County United Way, which is one of the largest charitable organizations in the community. Proceeds collected from the run help the organization to provide direct services to the most vulnerable residents in the community and to develop programs and financial resources to address unmet needs. For more information about the Bergen County United Way, go to https://www.bergenunitedway.org.

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Meridian Runs for United Way at TEB 5K

Team Meridian before running the Teterboro Airport 5K, which benefits the Bergen County United Way.
Team Meridian before running the Teterboro Airport 5K, which benefits the Bergen County United Way.

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company, proudly sent a team of 19 runners to participate in the 18th Annual PSE&G Teterboro Airport 5K on Saturday, July 18, 2015. This unique race, located at one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country, attracts nearly 1,000 runners and hundreds of spectators each year. The course, which takes place mostly on one of the two airport runways, is flat with only five turns, two water stops, and mile clocks. While the course itself may not seem challenging to a seasoned runner, the summer heat reflecting from the sun-drenched tarmac is often the biggest challenge. The event was certified and sanctioned by the USATF-NJ.
Team results were calculated by the using the top 3 running times from that team. Meridian had a final team score of 1:10:19, with an average of time of 23:26.44. David Fernandez, whose final time was 18:53.70, finished 1st in his age category (Male, Ages 15-19) and 16th overall. The top scores from Team Meridian were as follows:

David Fernandez 18:53.70 (16th overall)
Kevin Ortega 25:06.89 (175th overall)
Cristian Valencia 26:18.74 (221st overall)

More race results are available online at https://www.compuscore.com/cs2015/july/teterbor.htm.
The event featured over $10,000 in random prizes, a $1,000 grand prize, ChronoTrack B-Tag scoring, United Way mini-flyer dashes, refreshments and a DJ. The event benefits The Bergen County United Way, which is one of the largest charitable organizations in the community. Proceeds collected from the run help the organization to provide direct services to the most vulnerable residents in the community and to develop programs and financial resources to address unmet needs. For more information about the Bergen County United Way, go to https://www.bergenunitedway.org.

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Meridian Joins Runners in Annual Teterboro Airport 5K

Team Meridian at the Teterboro Airport 5K.
Team Meridian at the Teterboro Airport 5K.

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, about 900 runners participated in the 17th Annual PSE&G Teterboro 5K, which was held at Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, NJ. The race supports Bergen County’s United Way, one of the largest charitable organizations in the community. Its mission is to help people 24 hours a day whenever and wherever help is needed by providing concrete solutions to critical community problems. Proceeds from the run will be used to provide direct services to the most vulnerable residents in the community and to develop programs and financial resources to address unmet needs.

Meridian proudly sponsored a team of 17 runners, 9 of which were Meridian employees. Team Meridian finished 2nd in the ‘TEB Tenant’ category with a total time of 1:04:35 (score of top 3 finishers), and an average time of 21:31. The top finishers were David Fernandez, Bruno Audy, and Jonathan Cabral. Jonathan Cabral also placed in the Top 10 for his age category.

Six of the Meridian employees were also participating in the Meridian “Personal” Challenge, a fitness event that is sponsored by the company to encourage wellness and fitness among employees. All six of the employees had either met or exceeded their personal goal. Meridian employees on the 5K Team included:

Bruno Audy
Geoff Couture
Matt Kemp
Estrella Reynoso
Stalin Fernandez
Jonathan Cabral
Jamie Labocki
Justin Sadler
Christian Fernandez

Congratulations to all of the runners!

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Winner of Meridian T-Shirt Design Contest Celebrates Victory

Left to Right: Sophia Brown, Therese Brown (standing), Xavier Brown (on shoulders), and T-shirt design winner Sebastian Brown.
Left to Right: Sophia Brown, Therese Brown (standing), Xavier Brown (on shoulders), and T-shirt design winner Sebastian Brown.

Teterboro, NJ – Sebastian Brown, 14 year old son of Meridian pilot Aryae Brown, was unanimously chosen as the winner of the Meridian T-Shirt Design Contest among all the designs submitted by employees, family and friends. The Meridian running team proudly wore the T-shirts on race day in support the Bergen County United Way and 2-1-1, United Way’s statewide, free, 24-hour information and referral service. The 14th Annual PSE&G Teterboro Airport 5K Run was held in Teterboro, NJ on Saturday, July 16, 2011.

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Meridian Supports United Way in Teterboro 5K Run

Team Meridian prepares to run! (Left to Right: Kaitlyn McGowan, Daniel Rawsen, Steve Chandoha, Kirk Stephen, Christian Nelson, David Fernandez, Stalin Fernandez)
Team Meridian prepares to run! (Left to Right: Kaitlyn McGowan, Daniel Rawsen, Steve Chandoha, Kirk Stephen, Christian Nelson, David Fernandez, Stalin Fernandez)
Teterboro, NJ – On July 16, 2001, a team of Meridian employees and their guests helped to support the Bergen County United Way by running in the 14th Annual Teterboro 5K Airport Run in Bergen County, NJ. Meridian proudly placed second in the category of “Co-ed Teterboro Tenant”, led by Steve Chandoha, Daniel Rawsen, and Kaitlyn McGowan. For more results, go to the Compuscore website: https://www.compuscore.com/cs2011/july/teterbor.htm#tm02
The 5K run attracted over 800 runners and was held on one of the two airport runways. The course is certified and the race sanctioned by the USA Track & Field and is a Grand Prix Series Race. The event benefits NJ 2-1-1, which is United Way’s statewide, free 24-hour information and referral service that connects people with social services and community programs that can help with everyday health and human service needs.