Family 5K Challenge: It’s Time for the 7th Inning Stretch

As many of you know, the Family 5K Challenge is winding down. Michael runs his eighth 5K today, and mom runs her sixth. Unfortunately, the weather has been wet and yucky the past two weekends, but I believe that running in less-than-optimal conditions builds character!

Today, Michael is running the APTANJ/Allied OP 5K in Sea Girt, New Jersey. Proceeds benefit the New Jersey National Guard Child & Youth Program. The program provides support and resources for youth dealing with the separation from a parent, child care issues, difficulties with school, and many other problems. Learn more about the program here.

Mom, on the other hand, is doubling up. She’s running two 5Ks this weekend and two the next. Today she runs The Race to Outrun Hunger in Edison, New Jersey. Proceeds benefit Hands of Hope, a non-profit, community-based organization that works to alleviate hunger. Learn more about Hands of Hope here. Tomorrow’s race is in Mountainside, New Jersey — the Be Well 5K Fun Run at Hackensack Medical Center.

Last week, mom ran the 5K Run & Walk for Hope in Cranford, New Jersey. The beneficiary was the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. Learn more about the organization here.

There are only two weekends left for the family to reach their nine 5K goal. When the challenge is complete, mom and Michael will have run nearly 58 miles for the Do It For David campaign! Way to go you two!


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