ROXBURY, NJ - The 11th annual Roxbury 5k race is scheduled for June 3 and this will be the fifth year the event will be directed by Roxbury resident Jim Schulz.

All proceeds from the race "go right back to the Roxbury community," said Schulz, noting he is "honored" to be able to help his hometown with the popular event The race is hosted by the Morris County Striders running club.

"This is a family fun event and the majority of the participants are from the Roxbury Township area," Schulz said. "This race averages over 500 runners and walkers."

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TAPinto Roxbury is serving as media sponsor for the race and two TAPinto Roxbury advertisers are race sponsors: Dezine Line of Ledgewood and Edward Jones Investment Advisor Bill Clinton of Succasunna.

The staging area for the race is at the Eisenhower Middle School at 47 Eyland Ave., Succasunna. Pre- and Post registration starts at 5 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The race starts at 7 p.m.  

Additional information can be found on the race website: www.roxbury5k.com 

This years' race beneficiaries will be Roxbury High School Project Graduation, Roxbury DayCare Center, Roxbury Rescue Squad and Fire Department, the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, Roxbury Social Services, the Roxbury Public Library and the Saint Therese Building Fund, Schulz said.

He suggested that participants "stay for the post race party which includes a live DJ with Domino's pizza, Cliff's ice cream, La Yogurt, fruits from Ort Farms and ShopRite water." Empower Nutrition of Kenvil will also be present with samples of its smoothies and shakes. A dietitian from the Succasunna ShopRite will be offering nutrition bars and chips and answering questions about healthy eating.

New sponsors this year are Atlantic Rehabilitation, Ort Farms, Empower Nutrition, Newman Orthopedics and Bill Clinton of Edward Jones Investing.  

Returning sponsors are Merry Heart Senior Care, Nusbaum Stein Goldstein Bronstein & Kron, Domino's, Cliffs, MedExpress, Bulbworks, Towne Toyota, Planet Fitness, Suburban Furnitiure, the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce, Laa Yogurt, The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, Nisivoccia, Wakefern, ShopRite, Birds Bees & Trees Landscaping, Ivy Rehab, Morris County Dental Assoc, Investors Savings, TAPinto Roxbury, Dezine Line, and Hillside Church.

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