September usually means great weather for running and once again RPI Design Build, LLC, a local builder based in Morris County and The Borough of Morris Plains “The Community of Caring” will be hosting the sixth annual Share the Care 5K Run/Walk on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. to benefit Morris Habitat for Humanity. Following the 5K, there will be a Kids Fun Run for children ages 2-14.

Early registration is available until Aug. 31 Fees are $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids Fun Run. After Aug. 31 until the day of the race, fees are $30 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run.  All net proceeds go directly to Habitat for Humanity.

The new route for this year will begin and end in Central Park, Morris Plains.  Participants in the Share the Care 5K Run/Walk will run or walk on a USA Track & Field marked course through the streets of Morris Plains.  Refreshments, food, entertainment and t-shirts will be provided to all pre-registered participants. Children participating in the Fun Run will also receive a medal and the school with the most participants will be recognized. Prizes will be awarded to the top female and male adults overall and by age groups.  

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For the sixth consecutive year, RPI Design Build owner Matt Wendorff and his wife Denise have sponsored and organized the Share the Care 5K Run/Walk. “We look forward to another successful Share the Care and are most grateful for the Wendorff’s continued support of this popular family event,” says Blair Bravo, Executive Director of Morris Habitat for Humanity.  “Thank you to all the runners who come out year after year to help families in need achieve the dream of a better life through home ownership.”  

Business sponsors to date include: Platinum Sponsor - Lakeland Bank, with eleven branches in Morris County alone; Silver Sponsors - Care One at Hanover Township in Whippany, Heritage Bank with locations in Denville and Randolph, and Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP located in Florham Park; Classic Sponsor - Hilltop Community Bank .located in Summit.

More sponsors are needed. For more information about sponsoring the event, please call Nina McCormack, Director of Development at (973) 891-1934.

For further information on registration visit: www.morrishabitat.org or call Denise Wendorff at (973) 451-0143.