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New Jersey Institute for Disabilities’ 9th Annual Marion and Norman Tanzman Charitable Foundation Lakeview 5K


The New Jersey Institute for Disabilities’ 9th Annual Marion and Norman Tanzman Charitable Foundation Lakeview 5K will kick off at 9:30am on June 3, 2017 in Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ. Check in for the race is at 8am.The Lakeview 5K is a Grand Prix sanctioned course along scenic park roads starting and finishing in front of the Lakeview School. The event also features a 5K Walk and Family Stroll and Roll which is self-paced around Roosevelt Lake.

“This is a great event- a super running course, family fun, something for everyone.  We invite the community to come together to raise funds to benefit the children and adults who find help and hope at NJID,” said Venus Majeski, NJID Director of Development and Community Relations.  “Many NJID supporters have already started fundraising for the 5K by creating teams and donation pages on Crowdrise.  If you cannot make it to the race, you can still be a part of this great community effort.  Just log onto and search for 2017 LAKEVIEW 5K.  No donation is too small; every dollar makes an impact and is greatly appreciated,” said Ms. Majeski. 


The international singing sensation Sparsh Shah, who recently was featured on Steve Harvey’s “Little Big Shots” will be performing the National Anthem and a few of his favorite songs.  Thirteen year old Sparsh was born with osteogenesis imperfecta and attended Lakeview.  His inspirational singing career has brought him to Madison Square Garden, Times Square NY and a variety of high profile venues and television shows in the US and India. 

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Lakeview 5K participants receive a commemorative t-shirt (guaranteed with preregistration), finish line reception, raffles and refreshments. More than a dozen vendors participate in festivities including an energetic pre-race Zumba warmup. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in nine separate age groups as well as the top three male and female finishers.  Individuals, families and teams are encouraged to register and support the Lakeview 5K.  Free online registration is available at  Teams are prominently acknowledged on race day. 

Lakeview 5K: Go the distance and be the difference...  For more information, please call 732-549-6187 ext. 539.


New Jersey Institute for Disabilities is a not-for-profit agency incorporated in 1949.  NJID has evolved into a distinguished organization serving more than 1,500 infants, children and adults with developmental and related disabilities.  An exceptionally trained staff of more than 500 employees provide services in 41 locations throughout the state.  

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