The 12th Annual Run for Rachel will be Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Oval in Livingston. More than 800 men, women, teens and children from across New Jersey are expected to attend.
The Run for Rachel raises funds to benefit the Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine northern New Jersey organizations working together to serve victims of domestic violence.
Services include a 24-hour crisis response line (973-740-1233), a suburban emergency safe house (with kosher provisions), counseling, support groups, legal and medical assistance, outreach and education programs.
Sunday’s event includes a 5K USA Track and Field – New Jersey Women’s Open Championship Race; a 3K Walk; and a Kids’ Run. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the 5K Run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 3K Walk begins at 9:40 a.m. All events are rain or shine.
Participants in either the 5K Run, 3K Walk or Kids’ Run will be given a reduced admission at either the Turtle Back Zoo or Mini Golf when they present their BIB NUMBER. The Run for Rachel includes children’s entertainment, a DJ, refreshments, goodie bags for all pre-registrants and prize drawings.
Preregistration on race day for the 5K Run or 3K Walk will be $25. The Kids’ Run is $7.
The Rachel Coalition is a partnership of nine northern New Jersey organizations working together to respond to domestic violence.