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Wednesday, May 17, 2017, is the Madison Area YMCA "The Mind Matters 5K: Mentally Healthy One Stride at a Time” and 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk 

Senator Richard J. Codey with Madison Area YMCA and Pfizer staff members at last year's Madison Area YMCA "The Mind Matters 5K: Mentally Healthy One Stride at a Time" Credits: Madison Area YMCA

Calling all runners! Lace up your running shoes and run for a great cause. On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Madison Area YMCA will host "The Mind Matters 5K: Mentally Healthy One Stride at a Time” and a 1-mile family fun run/walk on the campus of Giralda Farms in Madison. This is the 21st year that Pfizer has served as the lead corporate sponsor of the race.


All proceeds raised will benefit the Madison Area YMCA's programs that heal the whole person: emotionally, mentally and physically.


Register online at, visit the Family Center’s Welcome Center to register in person or print the application and mail with a check payable to the Madison Area YMCA to: Madison Area YMCA, 111 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940. Register before Sunday, May 7, for the early bird rate ($27 for the 5K and $8 for the family fun run/walk). All children under 10 are free for the fun run/walk. USATF members receive $3 off race registration by Friday, May 12.

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Check-in and race day registration: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.; 5K Start: 6:30 p.m.; 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk: 6:35 p.m. (*Immediately following 5K Start)


The Madison Area YMCA's The Mind Matters 5K is an influential fundraising event for the Madison Area YMCA’s Annual Fund. The Annual Fund enables hundreds of children and families to participate in Y membership, innovative programming, wellness initiatives and services including child care, early childhood education and summer camps at the Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center and the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA.


As a cause-driven charitable organization, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, and improving the community’s health and well-being and giving back by providing support to our neighbors.


For more information, contact Race Director Jennifer Casanova, at 973-822-9622 x2281 or email See you at the starting line!



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