The BlueClaws have also partnered with the Jersey Shore Running Club and Ocean Running Club for the event, which starts at 10 am with the one-mile Fun Run and continues at 10:30 with the 5K Race. Both races finish on FirstEnergy Park playing field.
Speaking about the one-mile Fun Run, Michael Mimoso, FACHE, Executive Director of Kimball Medical Center said: "We want people of all ages and fitness levels to participate in the Fun Run/Walk. This is a non-competitive event designed to get people moving! The benefits of walking are many, including weight loss, disease prevention and requires no special equipment or skill."
Added Stephanie L. Bloom, FACHE, Executive Director of Community Medical Center: "This is a perfect opportunity to start that fitness program you always say you will, but never quite do. Come out and join us for a walk/run around the Lakewood BlueClaws stadium with other people just like you. Come get fit and get moving!"
All runners in both races will receive a ticket to that afternoon's BlueClaws game against Hagerstown (1:05 p.m. first pitch), and all pre-registered runners will receive a BlueClaws 5K t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top-3 male and top-3 female finishers. The top-3 finishers in each of the 5-year age groups will also receive awards.
"Last year's 5K was the biggest and most successful race yet," said BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown. "We're excited to partner with Barnabas Health on what promises to be another exciting event for the community."
Surrounding the races, there will also be a health fair with a series of vendors promoting a healthy lifestyle.
There are three ways runners can register for the event: sign up online at Active.com, download, print and mail this registration form to FirstEnergy Park, or call Sarah Wasser at 732-901-7000 ext. 193.
Registration is $20 for the 5K Run and $10 for 1-Mile Fun Run through April 1st, and $25 and $15 after April 1st.
The Barnabas Health/BlueClaws 5K Run in the Park is also presented in conjunction with 107.1/99.7 FM The Breeze.
The BlueClaws open their 12th season of providing family fun and affordable entertainment at the Jersey Shore on Thursday, April 12th at 6:35 p.m. against Hagerstown. Ticket packages and group outings are on sale now by calling 732-901-7000 or visiting BlueClaws.com.
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