April 20, 2017 - On Saturday, April 22, Early Bird Registration ends for the chip-timed, USATF-sanctioned Grand Prix race, the Summit Area YMCA’s 16th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk. Participants are able to register for $25. Registration applications received after April 22 cost $30, and are $35 on the day of the event. The 5K Run/Walk will be held on May 14 beginning at 9AM at the Berkeley Heights Memorial Field.
The 5K run celebrates and honors those impacted by cancer, and all proceeds benefit the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA cancer recovery program. The program is 100% free to all cancer survivors and patients looking to regain their health and strength in a small group, supportive environment. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA participants receive a free 12 week membership to the Y as they work on rebuilding muscle mass, strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and more. This meaningful program is offered in both the Berkeley Heights YMCA and the Summit YMCA.
Don't get stuck waiting in line for a Day-Of Registration when you could be stretching and having fun getting ready for the 5K!
The Mother’s Day 5K is a family-friendly event that will also include a magic show, Zumba, Tot Trot, and music. Runners, walkers, strollers, children, and leash-friendly dogs are welcome to participate in the race as individuals or as teams.
This year, the 5K event also honors the memory of Dawne Hausman, beloved wife and mother, active community member, volunteer, and children’s health advocate in Summit, NJ. The Female Ages 6-9 award will be given in honor of Dawne at the awards ceremony following the race. Guests, friends, and family attending in memory of Dawne may gather at the Hausman Family & Friends tent during the event.
WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
WHERE: BOLTON BOULEVARD AND PARK AVENUE, MEMORIAL FIELD, BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
PRE-RACE CHECK-IN: Berkeley Heights YMCA, Friday, May 12, 1-4PM, Saturday, May 13 1-4PM
RACE DAY CHECK-IN: Memorial Field, Berkeley Heights, Sunday May 14, 7:30AM-8:30AM
5K RACE START: Starting line at Bolton Boulevard, 9AM
5K AWARDS CEREMONY: 10:00AM
DURING THE RACE, MAIN STAGE @ MEMORIAL FIELD
FAMILY MAGIC SHOW: 9AM-9:20AM
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: 9:20AM-9:45AM
TOT TROT: 10AM-10:10AM
Participants in the Summit Area YMCA’s 5K run/walk also have a special opportunity to win an Amazon Echo Dot by helping the Y spread awareness of the LIVESTRONG® program.
1. Record yourself explaining what the Summit Area Y 5K is, and why you support us!* Have fun, be creative!
2. Invite 3 friends in your video to join the 5K RUN/WALK!
3. Share your video** on your social media page and hashtag #SAY5K or tag us @summitareaymca
JOIN US ON SUNDAY, MAY 14 AT THE BERKELEY HEIGHTS MEMORIAL FIELD FOR THE MOTHER’S DAY 5K! RAFFLE WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!
*Send us the link to your video at MARKETING@THESAY.ORG and we’ll confirm your entry into our prize raffle!
**Make sure the video is on “Public” mode so we can see it too!
The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501c3 organizations. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, our programs and services are open to all regardless of financial circumstance. To strengthen your community and provide others with the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, make your tax-deductible donation today at www.theSAY.org/give.