NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 18th Annual Our House 4-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk will take place May 20 beginning at 10 a.m. Starting and finishing on Summit's Village Green, the event benefits adults with developmental and other disabilities.
Highlights will include non-stop DJ music, CBS' John Elliott serving as 'Guest MC', lunch refreshments, and special commemorative, long-sleeve T-Shirts and goodie bags for participants. There is also the opportunity to cheer on Our House residents and participants with special needs as they compete in the "Everyone’s a Winner Race."
Runners can expect a USATF-certified 4-mile course, clocks at each mile marker and the finish line, plus multiple water stations. The USATF-NJ Grand Prix event will also feature Chronotrack B-Tag scoring and $2,000 in prize money. Awards will be presented to the top three overall men and women to cross the finish line, as well as the top three Summit residents. Age group awards will be given to the top three men and women in each 5-year age group beginning at 14 and under through 85 and over.
To register for the race or walk, visit ourhousenj.org.
Founded in 1980, Our House, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides residential, employment and recreational services to more than 250 individuals with developmental disabilities. Our House's first home opened in 1980 in Summit, and the organization has steadily grown to 38 residences throughout Union, Essex, Somerset and Morris Counties. The mission of Our House, Inc. is to provide healthy, stimulating, and inclusive environments for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community residences, employment services, innovative day programs, social opportunities and related support services designed to help them achieve their full potential for living meaningful and productive lives.