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2015 Berkeley Heights 5K Thank You

Dear Runners & Walkers,
Thanks to continued great participation, the 2014 Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race & Fitness Walk, our 18th annual, was another success. With over 400 of you participating, we raised $13,000 for local charitable grants. Here is a list of those who received grants in 2014;
  1. Berkeley Heights Education Foundation – provides school enrichment programs
  2. Berkeley Heights Police Athletic League – youth sports program
  3. Summit-Area Baby Center – provides support for local infants in need
  4. Our House Inc. Berkeley Heights Group Home – assists developmentally-disabled adults
  5. Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad
  6. Berkeley Heights Fire Department
  7. Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission 
  8. Family Promise of Summithelps families in need thru interfaith hospitality networks 
  9. Santa Claus Shop, Summit – keeps the spirit of giving alive for over 600 local families in need
  10. Berkeley Heights Public Library Foundationproviding much needed library resources
  11. The Wounded Warrior ProjectGrassroots organization providing comfort to injured servicemen and women returning home from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan,
  12. VFW post 6259 Berkeley Heights - provides resources for local vets and aids those at Lyons Hospital. 
  13. American Red Crossprovides resources during local crisis like Super Storm Sandy relief 
  14. Suburban Chamber of Commerce FoundationJoe Ciullo scholarship @ GL High School
  15. Governor Livingston High School Athletic Department“Impact Concussion Testing program”
  16. Berkeley Heights Youth Police AcademySummer program teaching local children about safety, law & more
  17. Berkeley Heights Clock Tower Project –new clock tower in the center of Berkeley Heights

Bringing our 18 year charitable fund raising total to $155,600, not bad for a small town race, and all thanks to our Runners, Walkers, Volunteers and Sponsors.

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Our 19th annual Berkeley Heights 5K charity road race & fitness walk is set for Sunday September 20th, back to our normal 3rd week in September after being moved up last year to accommodate my 25th wedding anniversary. 

Convenient On-line registration is open and downloadable paper apps are also available on our site, plus you can view and download free event photos, check out our sponsors and please like us on Facebook as we are trying to get more hip.

One last thing, we need your help, if you could forward this message to your friends or post it to your Facebook, it would help us spread the word, without cutting down more trees for the paper.

Thanks again, and I almost forgot, we have some special offers like a 10$ gift card from the Sneaker factory for everyone who registers by September 10th, look for more to come in our next eblast.


Dr. Patrick Smith

Event Director

Berkeley Heights 5K

Charity Road Race & Fitness Walk

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