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HomeFront’s Run for Hope to be Held May 12

The 5K run and one-mile walk will take place on the Educational Testing Service campus.

Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by .

As many families are getting ready to spend Mother’s Day with their loved ones on May 13, HomeFront is ramping up to fight family homelessness, with Run for Hope, a 5K run and one-mile walk the day before, on Saturday, May 12. 

Heather Lyon, HomeFront’s Special Projects Coordinator and Run for Hope Race Director says, “The event is open to everyone­—all ages—and you can walk if you are not a runner.  If you want to, you can stand at the finish line and cheer.  All of the proceeds will go to fight family homelessness right here in our own community.”

The Run for Hope will be held at the campus off Rosedale Road in Lawrence Township.  The run is a USATF-certified 5K course (NJ 09011LMB) and a Grand Prix event worth 500 points, with professional timing.

The race begins at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin five minutes later. The awards ceremony, with awards for runners of all age groups, will be held at 10:45 a.m.

“We encourage racers to register and then get sponsors,” says Lyon.  “Racers can create their own sponsorship page through HomeFront’s web site, then send it to friends and family to ask their support in fighting family homelessness. If racers take the time to do this, it will magnify the reach of the event and help even more families get back on their feet.”

HomeFront is proud to announce that this year’s Run for Hope Gold Medal sponsor is NJM Insurance GroupThere are still sponsorship opportunities available at a variety of levels.  If interested in becoming a Run for Hope sponsor, please call Heather Lyon at (609) 989-9417, extension 150.

FAST FACTS:

  • Location: ETS on Rosedale Road
  • Sign in: 9:00 a.m.
  • 5K Race: 10:00 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Walk: 10:05 a.m.
  • Cost: $20 preregistration. Race day–$25
  • Commemorative T-shirt
  • Registration info, visit: http://www.homefrontnj.org/5KWalkRun-2012.cfm

HomeFront is a non-profit organization dedicated to easing the pain of homelessness and helping families become self-sufficient. It provides safe, secure, short-term and long-term housing, permanent residences, job and life-skills training, day care and educational programs for children.  

For more information on the HomeFront Run for Hope, contact Heather Lyon by phone at (609) 989-9417, extension 150 or email at heatherl@homefrontnj.org.

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