Mother’s Day will be here before you know it and so will the Summit Area Y’s Annual Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk!


Now that it’s May, the countdown begins. In less than two weeks, the Summit Area YMCA will be holding its 17th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Walk/Run that raises funds for those affected by cancer through the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program is a free 12-week small-group recovery program offered to adult cancer survivors at the Summit and Berkeley Heights YMCAs. Participants in this program work with specially trained Y staff to customize the program to their individual needs. Common goals include building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem.

By participating in the Mother’s Day 5k Run/Walk (MD5K) on Sunday May 13th at Memorial Field in Berkeley Heights, NJ you are supporting the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program. Registration is $30 up until the day of the race and $40 at the event. To register, please visit

Participants can also encourage their friends and family to support cancer recovery by sponsoring their run/walk. To learn more visit: Runners and walkers (age 6+) are welcome to participate in this race as individuals or as teams and prizes will be awarded in each age category. The Mother’s Day 5K is also fun for all ages with free events like a magic show, Zumba, Tot Trot, and music.



Avoid race day lines and pick up your race bib and t-shirt in advance!
RACE BIB & T-SHIRT PICK-UP: Friday, May 11th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM & Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2018

RACE DAY CHECK-IN: Memorial Field, Berkeley Heights, Sunday May 13, 7:30AM-8:30AM

5K RACE START: Starting line at Bolton Boulevard, 9AM

5K AWARDS CEREMONY: Mainstage, 10:05AM

ZUMBA: 9:45AM-10AM
TOT TROT: 10AM-10:10AM

For more information on the MD5K contact Ceci Aristizabal at 908 738-2175 or For information on the LIVESTRONG® program at the YMCA visit

Can’t make it to our MD5K event but would like to support the Summit Area YMCA? Please consider a gift to our 2018 Annual Campaign! The Y’s financial assistance program is 100% funded by donations. Membership fees cover our facilities, salaries, and other operating expenses but do not fund our financial assistance program. The financial investment in our organization from our members, staff, and community members ensures that our doors are open to all, regardless of financial circumstance.

Thank you to those who have supported us over the years. Because of the generous support of loyal donors, we are able to fulfill our mission each year ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to feel nurtured, inspired and connected. We deepen our impact each time we transform a life for the better and we couldn't do it without you. Every donation matters. Help us do more in our community by making your online donation today! Please visit for more information.


About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Summit, Gillette, and Stirling. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need. To strengthen your community and provide others with the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, make your tax-deductible donation today at