Applications Available for the PowerBar Mayor’s Trophy 5K Road Race

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Demesse Tefera of Ethiopia wins the PowerBar Mayor's Trophy 5K run last year with the time of 14:06.5 sec. (Courtesy of Rahway)

RAHWAY — Applications are now available for a Memorial Day tradition in Rahway — the 11th Annual PowerBar Mayor’s Trophy 5K Road Race. You can pick one up at the Rahway Recreation Center, 3 City Hall Plaza (275 Milton Ave.) or by going to www.cityofrahway.com. You may also call 1-732-669-3600 to have an application mailed to you.

The PowerBar Mayor’s Trophy 5K has become the race of choice for international elite runners. Previous winners came from Kenya, Ethiopia, Morocco, Algeria, Portugal, Mexico, Columbia and the United States.

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The May 30 event starts off with a one mile run/walk at 9 a.m., followed by a 100 yard Pee Wee run for children ages 6 and under at 9:30 a.m. The PowerBar Mayor’s Trophy 5K Run at starts at 9:45 a.m. Prize money ($250, $150, $100) will be given to the top three male and female racers in the 5K run only. Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in each age group (ages 10&under, 11-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70-79,80-89,90+)

Entry fee will be as follows: Pre-registration (by May 20) 5K – $15; 1 Mile $12; Pee Wee runners – free. Post registration: Mayor’s Trophy 5K – $20 Mile Fun Run & Walk – $15

PowerBar Energy Food Company of Berkeley, California, United Water, Rahway, Hotel Indigo, Rahway Arts District, Runners World, RoadID, and EyesOn Security Consultants of New York City sponsor this year’s event.

For more information about the road race and other recreation programs and activities, call 1-732-669-3600.


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