The 8th Annual “Taking Strides Towards Wellness" 5K Run/Walk & Kid Sprint will be held on Saturday, October 12th at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. This is also a family fun day with crafts, taekwondo exhibition, snacks, vendor tables and more.
This race is on a USATF-NJ Certified Course. The course is extremely flat on a paved wooded trail that parallels the Raritan River. To see the course map, copy and paste this link:
Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers overall for each gender as well as the top 3 per age group. Age groups will be 19 and under, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79, and 80 and over.
Registration and Packet Pick up will start at 8 AM, with the 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 AM, the Kid Sprint at 10:00 AM, and Award Ceremony at 10:30 AM. Free 100% Poly WICKING Performance T-Shirt to ALL pre-registrants. Registration fees prior to 10/09 are $25 + sign-up fee for the 5K Run/Walk ($22 for USATF-NJ Members) and $10 + sign-up fee for the Kid Sprint. Fees go up by $5 after 10/09.
Race Sign-up Incentives:
If a paid participant donates or gets donations equal to or greater than $125, he/she will be refunded his/her $25 registration fee.
If a paid participant gets 4 other people to register and pay for this event, he/she will be refunded his/her $25 registration fee.
All proceeds from the race and sponsorships benefit Family & Community Services of Somerset County(FCSSC).
The goal of FCSSC is to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities by providing mental health and addiction treatment and services. We counsel, guide, and provide tools to people in our community who need to strengthen their foundation of wellness. We also coordinate with local agencies to ensure that our clients have continued support and success in all aspects of their lives. Here’s what some of our clients have had to say:
“My counselor was very professional and knowledgeable. He made it very comfortable to open up and talk about my situation.”
“My children improved significantly. It was very helpful.”
“I felt like I had nowhere to turn until I received help from your services and it has changed my life.”
There are not enough hours in the day to achieve everything we want to do...we all know it. However, in that one second you have available, please remember FCSSC. Your tax-deductible donation WILL make a difference and WILL change someone's(a family's) life in our community.
As a non-profit, community agency, we offer affordable rates based on a sliding scale. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurances. We take pride in serving EVERYONE in our community without regard to ability to pay. In turn, we rely on the community and private donations to allow us to continue to provide these high quality and vital services.
Please visit our website www.fcssomerset.org for more information.