Shrewsbury, NJ, November 04, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- On Sunday, November 29, the Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC) together with the Middletown Youth Athletic Association (MYAA) will host the ninth annual Navesink Challenge, which starts and finishes at Bodman Park in Middletown, New Jersey. Proceeds from the event will benefit MYAA, which sponsors baseball and soccer programs, as well as other athletic activities in Middletown. In the past eight years, the Navesink Challenge has attracted nearly 4,000 participants and raised more than $33,000 for its beneficiaries.
The Navesink Challenge includes two races, both featuring scenic country roads and several hilly sections. A challenging 15K run begins at 10:00 AM and a 5K run/walk begins at 10:10 AM. Commemorative mugs will be given to the top 25 men and women in the 15K and the top ten (10) men and women in the 5K. Unique handcrafted wooden plaques will be awarded to the top five (5) men and women in the 15K and the top three (3) men and women in the 5K. In addition, “Middle-of-the-Pack” prizes will be awarded in the featured 15K. Random prizes and a grand prize drawing will also be offered, as well as food, beverages and hot soup. The Outback Steakhouse of Middletown is once again hosting a terrific post race party for all participants immediately after the awards ceremony.
“We will once again have a terrific technical shirt, featuring a beautiful new design and unique color. These shirts are guaranteed only for pre-registrants, so sign up right away,” advised Race Director Dave Zurheide.
Online registration is available at JerseyRunner.com. Participants may also register by mail, or in person on the day of the race beginning at 8:30 AM. Applications are available at The Running Store in Shrewsbury, Miles Ahead Sports in Manasquan, Runner’s High in Metuchen, Shore Runner (Long Branch and Old Bridge), Road Runner Sports (Shrewsbury and North Brunswick) and online at www.jsrc.org. Pre registration costs (between Nov. 1 and Nov. 27) are $25 online and $27 with a paper application. Registration after Nov. 21 and on race day will be $30.
For more information, call the JSRC hotline at 732-542-6090 or visit the Club’s website at www.jsrc.org.
The Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC) is the largest running club in New Jersey, with more than 1,500 members. Dedicated to both running and to the community, JSRC members enjoy both the camaraderie of running with friends and participation in a wide range of social, running and community minded activities, many of which support local community and charitable organizations. In 2008 alone, through its own sponsored events and others in which it was an active participant, JSRC raised more than $650,000 for local charitable groups such as Special Olympics New Jersey, The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the Arthritis Foundation, and many other worthwhile causes.
JSRC offers a variety of benefits, including group runs several times a week, planned social events, discounts on race entry fees, a monthly newsletter, and an up-to-date website. For more information, please visit www.jsrc.org.
Middletown Youth Athletic Association (MYAA) is the parent organization for Middletown Little League, which exists to provide an opportunity for all boys and girls ages 5 through 18 to participate meaningfully in the sport of baseball/softball, to learn the rules and strategies of the game, to learn sportsmanship and respect for their fellow players and coaches and to have fun. It is currently the largest recreation program in Middletown, with more than 1,000 children participating. MYAA endeavors to expose the children of the Little League community to the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger, and happier children and grow to be good, decent, healthy, and trustworthy citizens.
For more information, please visit www.middletownlittleleague.org.