SCOTCH PLAINS – In the 2012-2013 school year, Union Catholic High School will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the school’s opening in 1962. As a prelude to this milestone and in keeping with this school year’s theme of “Community”, the school will hold the inaugural Race to the Gold 5K Run on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains. The runners/walkers will race through tree-lined neighborhoods of Scotch Plains and end on the brand new turf field and track on the grounds of the school. The course is fully certified by the United States of America Track and Field.
Race day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the distribution of race numbers, t-shirts and race packets with the 5K Run beginning at 9 a.m. Race day sign-up is available. The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and is ensured to provide friendly competition, fitness and a proud sense of community. The entry fee for the 5K race is $25. Race applications and on-line registration can be found at www.raceforum.com/unioncatholic. Awards will be provided to the top male and female winner, and the top three winners in various age groups from 14 and under to 60 and over. In addition, all racers are eligible for random giveaways and complimentary post-race refreshments. All proceeds from the event will go directly into further enhancing the athletic experiences of the students at the school.
Sponsors for the UC Race for the Gold 5K Run include the Gold Level Sponsors: Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc. and Westfield Pediatric Dental Group. LLC; Silver Level Sponsor: Star Painting, Inc.; and Bronze Level Sponsors: Madcreek Design & Creative, Park Trophies and Road ID. Others sponsorships include: Berkeley Plaza Caterers, Inc., Buona Pizza, Inc., Buses & Trucks, Inc., Centurion Printing, Charney & Roberts, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Classic Corner’s Ltd., Fit For Life Fitness Center, L’Affaire 22, O’Donnell Construction, Inc., Valley Distributors, Flynn & O’Hara School Uniforms and Personal Best Training & Pilates Center.
You can enter the 5K run with your children, cheer on the runners or volunteer to help. Visit www.unioncatholic.org or contact Joan O’Donnell at 1-908-889-1600 ext. 383 for more information.
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