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5K Race to Wellness, Register by March 13 to get T-shirt

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Participants of the 2016 5K Race to Wellness at Skillman Park. Holding the race banner are Freeholder Mark Caliguire, Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs and Freeholder Patricia Walsh.
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BRIDGEWATER - The Somerset County Employee Wellness Committee is partnering with EmPoWER Somerset on the fifth annual 5K Race to Wellness and one-mile Fun Walk for county residents on Saturday, March 24.

The event will be held (rain or shine) at 9 a.m. on SaturdayMarch 24, at Duke Island Park, located at 191 Old York Road, Bridgewater NJ 08807Registration and directions can be found here. The 5K course is USATF certified.

“Each year, the county Employee Wellness Committee and EmPoWER Somerset do a great job of coordinating the 5K Race to Wellness for the benefit of the community,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh. “I encourage residents and county employees to sign up with their friends so they can have a good time while taking advantage of the health benefits of exercise.”

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Four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs will lead a warm-up before the start of the race.

Participants who pre-register will pay a $30 entry fee and those who register by Tuesday, March 13, will receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt. The fee for residents age 60 and above or for youth, age 19 and under, is $20. On the day of the race, registration will increase to $40. Free goody bags will be distributed, while supplies last, and prizes will be awarded to top finishers.  To register online, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Bridgewater/5KRacetoWellness.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Somerset County non-profit organizations, including EmPoWER Somerset, Somerset County Tourism and the Somerset County 4-H Association.

Established in 2012, the Somerset County Employee Wellness Committee is dedicated to improving and maintaining the general health and well-being of employees.  The goal of the Wellness Committee is to promote greater health awareness by providing information, activities and services that are designed to support healthy life choices.

For more information, contact Sheriff’s Officer Capt. Steve San Antonio at (908) 625-5925 or visit http://www.empowersomerset.com/5k-race-wellness/ to learn about the event and sponsorship opportunities.

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