Grab those sneakers, hope for a mild day and help raise funds for kids by participating in the Junior League of Montclair-Newark’s third annual Run 4 Children at Risk on Sunday, September 15. The main event is a four mile race, but there’s also a one mile fun run/walk, kids’ races and other activities, all scheduled for Montclair’s Woodman Field (Essex Avenue near Chestnut Street) from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (rain or shine).
According to the JLMN, the four mile USATF-NJ 500 point race–mostly flat with a slight downhill loop through Essex County’s scenic Brookdale Park, returning on a slight uphill to finish–is open to runners, joggers and walkers of any level.
A one mile fun run/walk starts on the track at Woodman Field, proceeds down Essex Avenue, turns onto Champlain Terrace where it takes a u-turn at the end, and then finishes back on the track. Children ages 2 – 12 can participate in kids’ races of various distances around the Woodman Field track.
Funds raised support the many programs of the JLMN, which serves the Essex communities of Bloomfield, the Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Montclair, Newark and Verona.
Registration, which ranges from $8 to $30, is can be completed online.