A Memorial Run in Remembrance of Ed Harris

"Run to Remember" was inspired by Ed Harris, who passed from COVID-19 in April 2020. The purpose of this 5k race is to help support local community members who were affected by the physical, mental, and social impact of COVID-19. Although we are transitioning back to normal life, there are still so many people that are feeling the wrath of this terrible virus. By just registering for this event, you can help support families in need within our own community.


Edward Harris – 55, a life-long resident of Holmdel New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Riverview Medical Center. Ed was born on March 11, 1965 in Red Bank New Jersey. After graduating in 1983 from Holmdel High School, he went on to get his Bachelor's of Science degree in Economics from the University of Delaware. Soon after, he met his wonderful wife, Dina, and they were married in 1994. They decided to remain in his home community of Holmdel to raise their sons, Jeffrey and Nicholas. 

Edward was the proud owner of Holmdel Farms, LLC, a landscaping and nursery company that he put his heart and soul into for many years. Ed is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Joyce Harris, who were well known in the Holmdel community where they raised 7 sons. Ed is the beloved husband of Dina Masterpalo-Harris for 25 years. Ed is the devoted father to his exceptional sons, Jeffrey and Nicholas Harris. Ed is the loving brother to Joseph, David and wife Linda, Michael and wife Ann, Thomas, John, and Charlie and wife Julie. He is the cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews, to his Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Mavis and many cousins too. 

Ed had many joys in life, but the most joy he got was being with his wife and sons. His life revolved around his family and participated in every aspect of their lives, especially with sports. Anyone who knew Ed was well aware he was obsessed with sports. He especially loved to coach his sons and many other players in the AAU basketball league for many years.

Ed was also a constant supporter of Holmdel High School sports teams with a great love for the basketball and football teams of which his sons were outstanding players. Ed also was an outstanding athlete during his Holmdel High School years including in basketball and track and field, setting an unbroken Holmdel High School track record, to this date, for the 100-yard dash. Ed also loved to watch and play sports with his friends and was an avid Jets fan. Ed was the life of the party and everyone truly loved him. But above all his joys, however, it was his family that made him the happiest.