About HighFive

HighFive is a team composed of a variety of athletes of all different ages and skill levels.  We train primarily out of Union County,  specifically the Winfield, Cranford, Westfield, Elizabeth, Linden areas. Check our training page, calendar, and facebook page for more details.

Whether you are a brand new runner looking to complete your first 5k, or an experienced triathlete competing regularly in Ironman races, HighFive welcomes you. The idea is to create a group of people that can help each other reach their goals. From beginner to expert, people can always learn new things from one another. We are based out of Cranford, New Jersey; and do a lot of our training in the surrounding areas.

My name is Christian and the idea of HighFive started June 2013 when I overcame a few health scares and the dreaded “cancer” word at the age of 35. I was a heavy smoker and just generally did not take care of myself.  This was the first time I can actually  say the term “life is short” seemed to have meaning and I knew I had to switch my focus. As long  as I can remember I always was curious about the sport of triathlon. Something about it seemed impossible to me. I realized it was my time to seize the moment and take control of the way I wanted to live my life and by competing in a triathlon one year from the day I quit smoking would symbolize that. Three triathlons, many 5ks, many swims and bike rides later, I was hooked.

In a way, Triathlons gave me my health back. Now I want to help anyone else who has ever wanted to do the same, but it seems impossible for them.   I have found  that the best feeling in the entire world, is that celebration after a great race or a long swim session….. you guessed it……………..the High Five!!

 

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