Raritan Valley Road Runners and Miles for Music, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises money to help fund music education programs in schools through running events, has again been awarded USATF New Jersey Championship status for its 2nd Annual 20K Miles for Music event. The 20K race will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013. The event will take place in Johnson Park, located in Highland Park, NJ, with the 20K race start time at 9:00 a.m.
In addition to the 20K race, there will also be a 5k race and a 1 Mile Run/Walk for school-aged participants, along with their parents, teachers and school administrators. The 5K race and 1 Mile Run/Walk will begin at 12:30 p.m., just after the 20K Award Ceremony completes.
Miles for Music is the brainchild of elementary school music education teacher Anne McCarthy, who wanted to find a meaningful way to combine her love for running with her love for teaching music to her students. The mission for the organization is to get children and their families engaged in physical activity, music and learning the important lesson of contributing to their community. The goal is for the children to develop a love for and a habit of running, music, and community engagement.
Miles for Music 20K has been designated as a USATF New Jersey Long Distance Running Championship for all Divisions, and will be kicking off the race season as the first race on the USATF New Jersey championship calendar. Awards for each of the top three USATF New Jersey Male and Female Open Finishers and each of the top three USATF New Jersey Age-Graded Masters (40+) Male and Female Finishers in the 20K race receiving prize awards of $150.00, $100.00 and $50.00, respectively.
For more information about Miles for Music and to register for the 20K, 5K and 1 Miler races, runners can visit the Miles for Music website at www.milesformusic.org.
This Saturday is Harbor House 5k at First Energy Park in Lakewood. Day of registration is available starting at 10 a.m. at the park.
More upcoming events can be found on The Race Calendar.