Keasbey, NJ, October 27, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- On Saturday, October 22nd the temporary restroom company, Mr. John lent its services to The Far Hills Steeplechase in Far Hills, NJ and The Rock n’ Roll 10k race in Brooklyn, NY. Both of these events provided excitement and entertainment for a crisp fall day, while simultaneously supporting very worthy causes.
The Far Hills Steeple Chase is a long standing New Jersey tradition. The annual horse racing event, now in its 91st year, began as a way for fox hunters to express their appreciation to farmers and landowners who allowed hunting on their property. Since the 1950’s the race has been a charity event with proceeds benefitting Somerset Medical Center. The festivities have raised an impressive total of more than $17 million over the years. In 2007, the Far Hills Steeplechase donated a portion of their proceeds towards the opening of the Steeplechase Cancer Center. Part of the appeal of this race is the hospitality tents. These small, covered picnic areas can be rented by businesses, families, or groups of friends. In the tents people often have elaborate and unique décor and spreads of food and drink. For many, the socializing that goes on in these tents is as much of part of the event as the races themselves.
When asked what it is like to coordinate portable restrooms for a crowd of 40,000, Lisa Brown, Account Executive for the Steeplechase explained, “For over 20 years, we at Mr. John have prided ourselves in carefully planning and working with the Far Hills Race Meeting Association to provide over 400 portable restrooms, plus various restroom trailers to meet the demands of the crowd each year.”
The New York Rock n’ Roll 10k, held in Prospect Park, is part of a worldwide series of Rock n’ Roll races. Runners are encouraged to join teams and raise money for several different charities. Some of the organizations who had large teams participating on Saturday included The American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the ASPCA and the Silver Shield foundation, which supports the families of New York City police and firemen. These races get their name because of the unique way music is incorporated. DJs line the course of the race, pumping out music to keep runners motivated. This year’s disk jockeys were Gaby Dershin, DJ Fame, Lance Jordan, and David Hollands. They all hail from the New York area, so in addition to their charitable contributions, the race supports local artists. Once runners completed the course they celebrated with friends, family, and supporters at the Finish Line Festival, which featured refreshments and a concert by another New York based act, The Postelles.
Between competitors and supporters this 10k drew quite a crowd. Jordan Serenkin, Vice President of Sales at Mr. John and the account executive for the race, commented on how Mr. John met the needs of a huge group of people spread out over such a large area. He stated “We deployed 208 Standard Temporary Restrooms, 22 Wheelchair Accessible Temporary Restrooms, and 6 Sani-Wash Fresh Water Hand Sinks, which were strategically placed throughout the park. The event was challenging from a logistical standpoint as it required numerous trucks to arrive and place equipment in a specified time frame. Our team rose to the occasion, putting together a well thought out operational plan, in our pursuit to provide our customer with an exceptional experience.”
About Mr. John
Since 1964, Mr. John has been recognized as an industry leader in temporary restrooms throughout NJ, Eastern PA, Northern DE, Long Island and the NY metro area. Mr. John serves construction sites, parties and large special events with portable restroom facilities. They offer a complete line of specialized restroom equipment to meet exact specifications.