The Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc. (“JLMN”) will host its second annual The JLMN Run 4 Children at Risk on Sept. 16 to raise both awareness and funding for the extensive programs that the JLMN provides to improve the lives of children at risk in our local communities.
The JLMN Run 4 Children at Risk will boast a range of healthy activities for the entire family to enjoy. The event includes a four-mile race, a one-mile fun run/walk, and kids’ races on the track, all commencing at Montclair's Woodman Field between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., rain or shine.
The main event is a four-mile USATF-NJ 500 point race open to runners, joggers, and walkers of all abilities. The certified course is mostly flat with a slight downhill loop through Essex County's scenic Brookdale Park, and returns on the slight uphill to finish on the track.
Prizes will be given out at an awards ceremony to overall male and female finishers, the overall 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group.
The one-mile fun run/walk course is a great option for younger children and families. It starts at the intersection of Champlain Terrace and North Fullerton, takes a U-turn before Watchung Avenue, and concludes at the 100-meter finish line on the track in Woodman Field. The kids’ races will be various distances around the Woodman Field track.
To register for The JLMN Run 4 Children at Risk, or to find more information, please go here. Alternately, you may register on the morning of the event at Woodman Field.
“The Junior League of Montclair-Newark is incredibly excited to host The Run 4 Children at Risk again this year. We were thrilled by the community's outpouring of support and participation last year, and look forward to another fantastic race this fall,” said Jessica Lane, JLMN President. “Most of all, we are grateful to all the runners, joggers, walkers and sponsors who support the JLMN's mission to make a positive impact on the lives of children at risk right here in our own towns.”
The JLMN Run for Children at Risk is sponsored by HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital, BASF The Chemical Company, d*FIT, Ferguson Dental Associates, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Park Ave BMW, Montclair FMBA Local 20, ShopRite of Brookdale, Partners for Health, Boiling Springs Savings Bank, Brown Insurance Services, LLC, Clara Maass Medical Center, Guerrilla Fitness, ProActive Sports Therapy, Appirio, Blue Ocean Worldwide, DeCamp Bus Lines, and Fleet Feet Sports.