BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - On Sunday, Nov. 5, a group of runners and walkers will gather in Mountain Park for the 4th annual Legwork for Lungs 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk.
This event, organized entirely by Ridge High School students, has raised more than $20,000 for lung cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since 2014.
Register online by November 4th at www.legworkforlungs.org, or come sign up on the same day. Held during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the 5K attracts competitive runners and families alike, with the event awarding 500 points for the USATF Grand Prix and includes a Tug-of-War battle after the run.
This is only one of the many events organized by the Legwork for Lungs Club at Ridge. Legwork for Lungs is spearheaded by 16-year-old Nastassja Kuznetsova who founded the organization after a family friend was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. She and her club members have directed toy drives, science exhibitions, interviews with oncologists, door-to-door fundraising, and organized more than a dozen events benefiting the hospital in the course of the past four years.
Registration for the Mile Walk ends at 9:15 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
Carnival games open at 9:30 a.m.
Registration for the 5K ends at 9:45 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m.
Tug-of-War games begin at 11:10 a.m.
Awards, including medals, gift certificates and gift cards, will be awared to the three overall top male and female finishers in every age bracket. The ceremony begins at 11:15 a.m.
Everything takes place at Mountain Park. 2 Mountain Road, Basking Ridge.