SUMMIT, NJ - The first-ever Bridges 5K Run & Walk will be held this September 29, starting at 9 a.m. on Maple Street adjacent to the Village Green. Runners and walkers will set off on a USA Track and Field NJ17557JHP-certified course through the streets of downtown Summit and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Pre-registration, at $30 per participant, is still available by visiting raceforum.com, with on-site registration and check-in both beginning at 8 a.m. After conclusion of the race, an awards ceremony will take place at the Summit Village Green. Live results will posted as runners finish by Split Second Racing. Participants will receive a commemorative event T-shirt and complimentary refreshments post-race.

Bridges, founded in 1988, reaches out to the homeless in New York City, Newark, Irvington, and Summit each week. This year. Bridges Outreach commemorates and celebrates 30 years of helping neighbors in need who are homeless and food insecure and has -- over three decades -- delivered more than 100,000 meals and literally tons of clothing. In 2014, Bridges opened Project Connect in Newark to offer case management services that lead to better health, jobs, and housing. In just four years, the initiative has helped find permanent housing for more than 100 people who were previously homeless.