The 12th annual Run for Rachel will be held at the in Livingston on Sunday, May 20.
The morning includes a 5K USA Track and Field – New Jersey Women’s Open Championship Race; a 3K Walk; and a Kids’ Run. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the 5K Run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 3K Walk begins at 9:40 a.m. All events are rain or shine.
The run, which raises funds and awareness for victims of domestic violence, expects to draw more than 800 men, women, teens and children from across New Jersey.
Members of the community are invited to help the Rachel Coalition reach its goal of raising $100,000 by creating a personal fundraising page. More than 75 participants have designed a page which demonstrates their passion for this worthy cause at http://www.firstgiving.com/JFSMetroWest/run12. Online event registration is also available through First Giving before May 7.
Courtesy of Joseph DiVencenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, participants in either the 5K Run, 3K Walk or Kids’ Run will be given a reduced admission at either the Turtle Back Zoo or Mini Golf when they present their BIB NUMBER. Also, DiVencenzo will be at the race sounding the start gun for the 5K event.
The Run for Rachel includes children's entertainment, a DJ, refreshments, goodie bags for all pre-registrants and prize drawings. Area schools and local organizations can participate by signing up for Run for Rachel, either individually or by forming teams, by asking friends and family members to sponsor them with a financial pledge or by volunteering to help out at the run.
Preregistration before May 11 is $22 for either the 5K Run or the 3K Walk; $20 for USATF members. After May 11 and on race day, the 5K Run or 3K Walk will be $25. The Kids’ Run is $7.