DEAL, NJ — The 26th annual Trick or Trot Race and Pet Walk, hosted by the Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC) together with the Deal Fire Company #2, will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the Deal Casino in Deal.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the homeless animals at the Monmouth County SPCA and the Deal Fire Company. Over the past 25 years, the Trick or Trot has attracted nearly 10,000 participants and raised more than $30,000 for its beneficiaries. This fun-filled day, formerly held in Long Branch, found a new home in Deal in 2015, on a course will be familiar to previous participants of the Run Thru Deal, which was held for over 30 years.

Previously a 5K race, the race was lengthened to 4 miles in 2018. The day’s events will include a 4-Mile Race, a 4-Mile Race Walk, a Pet Walk and Kids Dashes. The 4-mile course is USATF certified, and the race will be chip timed by Elite Racing Systems.

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Registration is available online, by mail or in person. Advance registration is available online at or by mail by downloading and mailing an application. Race-day registration in person begins on October 27  at the Deal Casino at 9:30 a.m.

The Trick or Trot Kids Dashes begin promptly at 10:30 a.m., followed by the 4-Mile Race & Race Walk at 11 a.m., with the Pet Walk at 11:05 a.m. The People and Pet Costume Parades will take place at 11:45 a.m., followed by awards and prizes!

Deal Fire Company will host the post-race party on site with hot dogs, beverages & music. There will also be goodie bags and small pumpkins for kids race participants.

Pre-registration costs are $25 for the 4-Mile Race and Race Walk; $20 for the Pet Walk and $10 for the Kids Dashes. Registration fees are $5 more on race day. Long-sleeve shirts are guaranteed to all who pre-register for the 4-mile race, race walk and pet walk. Kids will receive a short-sleeve Halloween themed T-shirt.

The Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC) is the largest running club in New Jersey,. Dedicated to both running and the community, JSRC members enjoy the camaraderie of running with friends and participation in a wide range of social, running and community minded activities, many of which support local neighborhood and charitable organizations. Every year, through more than 50 of its own sponsored events and others in which it is an active participant, JSRC raises more than a half-million dollars for area charitable groups such as Special Olympics New Jersey, Middletown Youth Athletic Association, Providence House, Jersey Shore Dream Center and many other worthwhile causes.

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