brendan_2Brendan Kirchner, a Rumson-Fair Haven graduate and employee of Salt Creek Grille, will be taking part in the NJ Marathon on April 27, in an effort to raise funds for Hope For Children Foundation of New Jersey.

Press release from Salt Creek Grille

Since his days at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, Brendan Kirchner has nurtured an ongoing passion for running. From cross-country, to local 5k races to marathons, Brendan, now 25, has steadily improved his times, focused his training regimen, and even managed to place first in a few races. On April 27, Kirchner will be racing for something other than his best time, when he runs the New Jersey Marathon to raise money for children in need.

A few weeks ago it occurred to Kirchner that he’s been running “only for myself,” he said. “I thought, “Maybe I can help someone, a local organization, with my running.”

Soon after, he went to his job as a server and bartender at Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, and approached his boss, Steve Bidgood. “I knew that Biddy (Steve Bidgood) had raised a lot of money for local charities and I thought he could give me some ideas.”

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