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Hillsborough: Students Host Rainbow Run; Proceeds Help Build New Lives

Students from eight central New Jersey high schools will host a Rainbow Run at White Oak Park in Branchburg on April 22 to benefit the efforts of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. Credits: Courtesy Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Civic-minded students from eight central New Jersey high schools, including Hillsborough, will host a Rainbow Run April 22 at White Oak Park in Branchburg to raise funds for Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Other high schools  Bridgewater-Raritan, Hillsborough, Immaculata, Montgomery, North Hunterdon, Somerville, Voorhees and Watchung Hills Regional.

The second annual Rainbow Run 5K will be held between 9 a.m.-noon. The 5K is a walk or run through non-toxic, colored powder at stations throughout the course.

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It will be smiles for 3.1 miles with lots of color coming your way!  To register or donate to the event, visit The Rainbow Run donation is $30 per person; children ages 4-10 are $15, children ages 3 and under are free. 

Registration the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m. Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity will use the funds raised to help give families in your area a safe, affordable and stable home.

White event t-shirts can be purchased the day of the Rainbow Run for $15. 

Those unable to attend but who want to support the event can make a donation through the website 

For 26 years, Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity has brought people together to build homes, communities and hope in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.  The organization has built 50 homes and is currently building three homes in the Somerset section of Franklin Township.  

For more information go to or call 908-704-0016.

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