NEW BRUNSWICK – On Saturday, June 29, Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey and the Beta Tau Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau at Rutgers University will host their inaugural Freedom Run: A 5K to Protect the Children of New Jersey (USATF Certified).
The run will be held in Johnson Park, 1030 River Road, Piscataway. Registration opens at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. There will be a one-mile fun run/walk, petting zoo and face painting for children and families. Prizes will be given out to the first male and female runner to cross the finish line, as well as the runner with the best patriotic costume. Registration is $25 before March 31 and $30 after. Register online at www.preventchildabusenj.org/5k.
All proceeds from the 5K will directly support the programs of PCA-NJ statewide, which include parent education efforts, training seminars for those who interact with families, home visitation services, community awareness events, initiatives that promote parental involvement in a child’s education, and projects that support vulnerable families – including those headed by adolescent and incarcerated parents.