The 7th annual Point Pleasant Boro Rotary Kevin A. Brue Melanoma Awareness Father's Day 5K and One-mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 14.
The event will start and finish at the Community Park on Bridge Avenue with an 8:00 a.m. start for the fun run and an 8:30 start for the featured 5K. The course, unchanged since the race’s inception, is flat and fast, winding through the Bay Head Shores roadways.
The 5K is named for Kevin A. Brue who lost a courageous battle with melanoma several years ago. His father, John Brue Sr., is a Point Boro Rotarian and a member of the race committee.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the club's efforts to support melanoma research and to aid various charities and community-based organizations and groups.
Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer and it takes a life every hour of every day. Early detection is critical in heading off the ravages of melanoma.
In addition to making substantial donations to the Melanoma Research Foundation, the club helps efforts such as: the Point Borough Police Department's DARE program; provides scholarships to local high school seniors; sponsors a water safety program for young children; distributes dictionaries to each Boro third grader to foster literacy; assists St. Gregory's Pantry; participates in helping to fund Wreaths Across America and Face of America that honors our veterans. Money also goes to Rotary International's effort to eradicate polio and establish clean water projects.
OceanFirst Bank, with branches in Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach, is the prime sponsor for the 7th year. Investors Bank, Bridge Avenue is the platinum sponsor.
This year's 5K will again feature electronic timing to expedite same day finish results. T-shirts are guaranteed to pre- registered runners. Trophies will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers in the 5K and first male and female in the fun run. Awards in eight age groups will also be presented to leading male and female runners. A trophy is to be presented to the first father crossing the finish line in the 5K.
As in past years, this event is looking forward to the help offered by the Borough administration, school system, Police and its Explorer Post, Public Works and Recreation departments and our First Aid squad.
Early registration, if completed by June 9, is $25 for the 5K and $30 after June 9. The Fun Run fee is $15 up to and including race day registration. On June 13, runners registered by June 9th can pick up race packets and enjoy some complimentary refreshments at the Forte Restaurant, Bridge Avenue from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pre and post race refreshments will be available for the runners in the park. The Brue Crew band, led by Kevin’s brother, John, will perform live from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on race day.
The 5K and Fun Run attracts a wide array of sponsors and this year that group, to date, includes: Century Carpet; Manasquan Savings Bank; Coombs Chiropractic: Scott Brady CFP Associated Financial Planners; Dr. Patricia McCormack; Provident Bank; Kuflik Dermatology; National Data Mart; the Brue Family; the Fall Family; Dr. Christopher Kruse; M. E. Sabosik Associates; Dan and Mary Popovitch; KeyTide Realty Group; The Shore House Bar & Grill; Beaver Dam Hardware; Ocean County Vocational Technical School; Brennan Boat Company and Marina; Forte Mediterranean Cuisines; Taff & Davies Attorneys at Law; Scott Brady CFP Financial Planners; Clark’s Landing; Quality Auto Body; and, Fratello's Restaurant.
Pre-registration can be completed online by going to www.jerseyrunner.com or spectasport.com.
Registration can also be done through the club website at www.ptbororotary.com/5krace.
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