Race Through the Splendor of Summit in Annual 5-Miler

The 13th Annual Our House 5 Miler and Two Mile Walk takes place May 6th at 1 p.m. Free, fun-filled activities for families from 12:00 – 2 p.m.

Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Ourhousenj.org


It’s that time of year again.  Lace up your sneakers and register for the 13th Annual Our House Five Miler and Two Mile Walk!  Meet John Elliott of CBS News our Master of Ceremonies.

This fun-filled community event will be held on Sunday, May 6th, 2012.  The 5 Mile Run and Two Mile walk will begin at the Village Green and run through the beautiful neighborhoods of Summit.  

 The Five Miler will start at 1 p.m., followed by the Two Mile Walk at 1:15 p.m. To register for the race as an individual or a team please visit our race website at www.ourhouse5miler.org

The Our House Five Miler is sanctioned by the U.S. Track and Field Association, with Open Championship points for national ranking and cash prizes for the top runners. The Summit Five Miler will attract over 500 runners and walkers.

Joe's American Bar and Grill and Papa-Razzi of Short Hills will provide post-race refreshments to participants. Runners and walkers will also receive a 100% recycled cotton tote bag filled with goodies, and a long sleeve t-shirt. Registration fee is $25; $23 for USTAF members, through April 26, after which date the registration will be $30.

This year will also mark the 9th annual Everyone's A Winner race for individuals with developmental disabilities.   This free event is a chance for individuals with developmental disabilities to participate in a community-wide event -- a race where everyone is a winner. Each runner will receive a t-shirt, winner's medal, certificate and lunch. 

Families and Community Members are invited to join us from noon to 2pm for free fun filled activities.  Tickles will provide entertainment for all; magic tricks, balloon animals and more!  Come take part in decorating hats and banners to cheer on the runners.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Volunteers are also needed.  We are seeking adult and teen age volunteers for various shifts from 8:30-3:00 on race day.  To make a donation or register for events on May 6th, visit www.ourhouse5miler.org or mail donations directly to Our House Foundation, Inc. 76 Floral Avenue, Murray Hill, NJ 07974.  

Proceeds raised from the Our House 13th Annual Five Miler will support Our House, Inc.  For 30 years Our House has provided a safe haven to those with developmental disabilities, not only in homes (90 residents) but in recreational services, and employment services where they help over 150 adults each year find ability-based jobs.  Our House currently has 27 homes and apartments located in eleven towns in Morris, Union, Essex and Somerset counties.

For information about Our House or the race day events, please call the director of development at 908-464-8008, ext. 122 or email ccolford@ourhousenj.org.

Register today! -- See you at the finish line!


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