The Child Care Services Branch of the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy is hosting its 9th annual Tot Trot & Youth Fun Run on Sunday, October 1st at Metuchen High School (rain or shine).

This charity event will help us support families from our communities with scholarship assistance when they are unable to pay the full cost of child care. The fund also provides aid to families in crisis and allows us to temporarily provide tuition assistance in the event of a family emergency.

The Tot Trot & Youth Fun Run is sponsored by Metuchen Savings Bank, who has sponsored the Tot Trot since its inception in 2008 and is a long-time supporter of the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy.

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“We expect over 250 families to attend the event, making this the largest fundraising event for the childcare branch this year”, said Rose Cushing President & CEO of the YMCA of MEWSA. “We invite the community to support the run while helping us fulfill our mission of providing quality programming for all children and families in our communities. At the YMCA we believe that no one should be turned away from our programs and services based on their ability to pay. Help us continue to help those in need.”

Event Details:

Sunday, October 1st

Metuchen High School Track (in case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside MHS)

Tot Trot races begin promptly at 11:00am

Entry Fees:

$15 pre-registration by 9/29/2017

$18 after 9/29/2017 and on race day

All participants will receive a t-shirt, race medal and gift bag

Families can also buy wristbands for unlimited fun for $10 (includes all games, crafts, bouncer, face painting, & tattoos)

The Tot Trot for ages 2 to 5 years will begin promptly at 11:00am. Races are organized by age group, with each age group running their own race.

The Youth Fun Run for ages 6 to 12 years is a 400 meter event and will begin promptly at 11:30 AM.

Registration and sponsorship forms available at

For more information on the Tot Trot & Youth Fun Run, contact Melinda Wilson at 732-548-5468.