To make the New Jersey Marathon an entire weekend of fun, the New Jersey Marathon Festival (along with many sponsors and volunteering organizations) has created a special day full of fun family events for all ages and abilities. Held on the Great Lawn at the Ocean Front Promenade in Long Branch, right next to the Ocean Place Resort Hotel where Runner’s Expo is taking place, there will be three running events just for kids and a variety of other fun activities. Besides the fun everyone will surely have, the best part is that funds raised by the ticket sales to these events will go to support the amazing children in LWB’s Education programs, some of whom you can see in these photos. If you live in or near New Jersey, please consider joining us!
New Jersey Family Fun Day
Saturday, April 30th 2011, 8:30AM – 12:00PM
Great Lawn at the Ocean Promenade, Long Branch, NJ
Special Family Fun events include:
· 3 Mile “Fun” Run/Walk – A non-competitive event with no car traffic. Strollers are welcome!
· Kids’ Races – Separate Races for ages 2-12
· “Kids” 1.2 Mile Marathon – For the entire family, this event finishes at the official 2010 NJ Marathon and LB Half Finish Line!
In addition to races, there will be clowns, facepainting, music, carnival games, crafts, refreshments, awards, medals, and commemorative T-shirts. Various entertainment will be provided including a DJ, the Fun Bus (a school bus packed with fun exercise equipment for children ages 2 to 8), and CareGirlz, a 60-minute musical concert for kids and their families.
For registration and more information, please click here. Spread the love by spreading the word to friends and families, and encourage everyone in the area to come by to support LWB’s Education program!