Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) New Jersey Representative of Metuchen, N.J. has announced the Inaugural RRCA NJ Grand Prix Series of races to be held throughout the state in 2013. This is to be the first year of an annual event including a year-long series of nine races. The 2013 Atlantic City Marathon (marathon distance only) and other events listed below were selected based on their commitment to pledge money (per finisher) to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation (HSRF). Together, as a unified running community these races plan to make a big impact.
The comprehensive fundraising goal of $100,000 is set and runners are now able to register to Run to Restore the Shore at www.rrcanj.org. There is no additional cost to enroll in this series and runners are able to register for each event individually. Upon completion of six races, runners will be awarded the commemorative “I Ran to Restore the Shore” over-sized medal, amongst other individual and team awards.
“The nation watched as residents of our shore communities lost their homes and belongings during Hurricane Sandy. We are excited about the opportunity to bring people back to Atlantic City, to run the boardwalk in an effort to support those families that are still in need,” Steve Brog Esq, Committee Chair of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series said. “We look forward to working with other New Jersey races to accomplish the fundraising goal set by RRCA.”
A Facebook page has been created to obtain the latest information on RRCA NJ and its partnered races.
About HSRF: The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is a devastatingly tragic scene. Homes have been completely demolished leaving families in despair, worried, and scattered in various shelter facilities. Countless numbers of men, women, children, and animals, throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and Eastern United States have been affected. Sandyrelief.org is the official Page of The Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation (“HSRF”). The HSRF was established to raise awareness, organize volunteer service efforts, and extend relief to Sandy victims. All of our donations go towards food, clothing, supplies, aid in rescue and clean-up efforts, and the future rebuilding of communities and lives destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
About the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series: The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series is a division of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC, a non-profit organization based in Margate, New Jersey. The Race Series is dedicated to supporting the local community charitable works as well as the Milton & Betty Katz Early Childhood Scholarship Programs. Working in conjunction with National charitable organizations, it is the goal of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series to support organizations that fundraise through road racing events. The Race Series strives to offer events that allow participants of all skill levels to participate and accomplish their personal goals. Throughout the year, the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series provides sponsors and the local community highly effective exposure helping to maximize their presence and support the community.