PHOTO: Start of 2013 Pier House race.
LONG BRANCH, NJ - The revitalized Long Branch beachfront will be the site of the 11th Annual Pier House 5K road race on Labor Day Monday, September 1st. Racetime is 8:30 am. The goal of the event is to bring community-minded runners to Long Branch to witness first-hand the amazing growth and post-Sandy rebirth in the area.
"The Pier House believes deeply in strong community relationships and this is just one indication of that", said co-race founder Tim McLoone, whose restaurant was one of the first projects opened in Pier Village. In the past 10 years, race proceeds of over $20,000 have been donated to several area charities, including Habitat for Humanity, CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Valerie Fund, Long Branch Recreation and the Long Branch Fire Company. The 2014 event will benefit Holiday Express, whose mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year.
Participating volunteer groups from Monmouth University, local running clubs and area high school cross country teams have also been presented with donations. The Jersey Shore Running Club is the largest running club in New Jersey with over 1,500 members. Dedicated to both running and to the community, JSRC events support local community and charitable organizations.Read more...