Be a Hero for Education, Come as Your Favorite Hero to Strides 4 Students 5K


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Education Foundation (NPEF) will be hosting its 4th annual Strides 4 Students 5K race on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  Registration is now open.  You can register on line at or print out a form and mail in to the address on the form. 

This year they will have a HERO race – BE A HERO FOR EDUCATION - dress as your favorite hero – your hero can be anyone you like: a superhero, police officer, fire fighter OR come as yourself! – Be as creative as you like!   This is a USATF registered race. 

The 5K race will be held at the New Providence High School on Pioneer Drive, New Providence NJ and starts at 9 am.  The course will be through local neighborhoods beginning and ending at the High School.  There will also be a Fun Run for the younger children kicking off at 10 am on Lieder Field located at the high school.  Early bird registration rates are offered until October 7, 2017. There will be music, entertainment and refreshments. 

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The New Providence Education foundation (NPEF) creates successful partnerships between the New Providence, NJ school community and the community at large, including residents, alumni, and businesses to provide for and enhance the educational experiences of their students. 

The members of NPEF and their supporters raise and distribute money for the schools each and every year. These grants are teacher-initiated, help supplement existing programs, and provide for new and innovative efforts, many of which would not otherwise be funded.  Due to the community and local business generosity, over the past year, the NPEF was able to award grants totaling $70,348.50, which benefited all of the schools in the New Providence school district. Since its inception in 2004, the NPEF has raised over $700,000 to support their teachers, students, and the entire school district. This could not have been achieved without the hard work of the volunteers who donate their time to the foundation, and the generous financial support from corporate sponsors, many localbusinesses and families. Their success is dependent upon this support.  

If you are a local business and would like to become an annual sponsor, please visit the website at, click on “Sponsor” and then on “Become a Sponsor”.  There are various sponsorship levels available with benefits at each level.  If you are an individual and would like to donate or volunteer, please visit the website at and click on the “Donate” tab.  If you have questions regarding becoming a sponsor, please contact the NPEF at or at 908-656-0999.

The NPEF would like to thank all of their Corporate sponsors for 2016: 

Investor Bank, JP Morgan, Argent, Ed Macauley-Merrill Lynch, Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors, Berkeley Aquatic, Chandler Solutions, Lantern Hill, Affinity, Peak Medial, Atlantic Rehabilitation, NJ Sharing Network, Allstate-Ana Galindo Agency, Prestige Diner, Lions Club, NP Chiropractic, Junior League, Mariner Wealth, Richard Knowles Agency, Elefante, Ippolito Memorial, Pure Pilates, Barbera & BarberaAccountants, Providence Health & Wellness, Elements Massage, Orange Theory Fitness, Spring Cleaners, Lakeland Bank, Colonial Appliance, Touchpoint Pediatrics, Paola’s Kitchen, Precision Sports Performance, Gelormini Automotive, Hair Salon Body & Soul, D’Amico Landscape, Zita’s, Dim Sum Village, Cartridge World, Bagel Café, Skin Deep Salon, Avenue Deli, Gabriel Fitness, Murray Hill Vet, Torbilt Construction, TAPinto New Providence and Ken Rents.

Come out on Sunday, October 15, 2017 and be a Hero for Education



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