Kiddie Run sponsored by The Gateway Family YMCA

UNION, NJ – Promoting healthy fun for all ages, The Gateway Family YMCA is sponsoring a Kids’ Run for grades K – 5 at the Cooke Memorial Football Field at the Union High School at 9:30 am on September 25, as part of the Union Township Chamber of Commerce’s Sixth Annual 5K Run/Walk. Registration for children begins at 7:30am, and the cost to participate is $7. Applicants may register that morning or online at

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit a ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “The Gateway Family YMCA is excited to support this local event and is excited for the opportunity to involve children in the day’s events, while supporting such a worthy cause,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO of The Gateway Family YMCA. The day will also feature a 5K Run, presented by the Union Chamber of Commerce. A host of YMCA staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to help with the activities. The YMCA encourages events that promote health and fitness throughout the community.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.

For more information about programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA, please visit or contact the Wellness Center Branch at 908-349-9622. For more information on the Mayor’s Day 5K, please contact the Chamber at 908-688-2777.

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