Mayor Pasquale Menna may live to regret his pledge to axe borough health benefits for himself and future mayors.
Last night, in what appeared to be an off-the-cuff retort, Menna said he would run the George Sheehan Classic, a somewhat grueling Tower Hill, anyone? five-mile race to be held June 14.
The promise came during light debate over a proposed resolution to reauthorize the annual borough-based race, which shuts down Broad Street for several hours on a Saturday morning and takes about 3,000 runners into Little Silver, Rumson and Fair Haven.
“I support the race. It provides another vital resource to the town,” said Councilman Michael DuPont. “But I would make it a condition that the mayor run in it.”
“I’ll take that challenge,” Menna said, without hesitation.