UNION, NJ – Union High School’s Project Graduation will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the Township’s first Annual Lantern Run 5k and Food Truck Festival.

The event will feature a nighttime 5k, where residents can dress in costume, decorate themselves with glow-sticks and flashlights and run a certified course, culminating with a festival complete with food trucks, beer tent, and a battle of the DJs.

The event is set for Saturday, May 6.  The run will kick off from Hendricks Drive and follow a certified 5K route through Union ending at Rabkin Park where runners can enjoy the festival.

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Early-bird registration is now open but will close on April 14.  The cost to register is $32 for individuals and $30 for teams of three or more.

For non-runners, optional admission solely for the festival portion of the event is available for $5.00.  The festival grounds will be open with a kid-zone, food and entertainment from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Project Graduation is the annual alcohol, drug and tobacco free celebration for graduating seniors given on graduation night.  Activities and events are held throughout the year which create an atmosphere for the class to bond together, as well as raising all funds needed to insure that Project Graduation is a gift from a “caring community” and is free for all graduating seniors.    

For more information, visit http://www.uniontownship.com/764/Lantern-Run-5K-Food-Truck-Festival or contact Natalie Pineiro, Public Information officer, at 908-851-5096. To register, visit https://luminateevents.redpodium.com/unionrun.