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Ramsey Public Education Foundation Readies Annual Run

participants in the 2014 Sprint for Our Schools
participants in the 2014 Sprint for Our Schools Photo Credit: Ramsey Public Education Foundation Facebook

RAMSEY, N.J. -- The Ramsey Public Education Foundation invites the public to join its third annual "Sprint for Our Schools" 5K and family fun run, on Saturday, May 7.

Here are some race details:

  • The registration fee includes performance race shirts -- guaranteed to runners registered by May 1 -- available in men's, women's and youth sizes.
  • Race packets, containing your bib, chip and race shirt, can be picked up at Sports Authority on Rt. 17 North in Ramsey from 12-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 6. You can also pick up your packet on race day, starting at 7 a.m.
  • There will be awards for top finishers.
  • There will be a DJ, music and post-race refreshments.
  • BEST Racing Systems will time and score the run, which is on a USATF-certified course and a USATF-sanctioned race.
  • You can sign up online, until May 6. The 5K race fee is $25 ($30 on race day); the fun run race fee is $12 ($15 on race day). There's a $2.50 fee to register online. You can also mail this form with a check.
  • Folks are also welcome to use this coupon, for $20 off a $100 purchase at Sports Authority.

For more information, visit the event website. The race will begin at Ramsey Municipal Pool, East Oak Street, in Ramsey. The 5K will begin at 8:30, and the one-mile family fun run will begin at 9:30 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m., and is payable only by cash and check.

The event is one of the Foundation's two major fundraisers each year. Click here for a list of sample grants the organization has made to local schools.

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