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In honor of the Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids, our 2nd annual 5K to Wellness is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 17th 2022 at Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ.
The Boys & Girls Club of Newark (BGCN) is an after school program in the City of Newark. We are more than an after school program. We believe in supporting children from a holistic approach. On site at the Boys & Girls Club of Newark we have a pediatric dental center that provides no cost to low cost dental services to children in the community, food distributions, vision care and social and emotional support to children who attend the program.
We hosted our first annual event in September 2021, and just like before, the goal of this event is to raise funds to support our Wellness department. We want to expand our capacity to serve more of Newark’s youth and their families. The Covid 19 pandemic has shown the impact that isolation, depression, and anxiety have on children, adults, and marginalized communities. The pandemic continues to show the disparities and lack of access to mental health care because of the availability of providers due to full caseloads.
When you register and race in our 2nd annual 5K to Wellness, you will allow us to expand our mental and behavioral service to our members and the greater Newark community by hiring licensed mental health practitioners. Additionally, your support will provide families access to nutrition education, case management to address immediate daily needs, dental and vision care. BGCN is requesting your support to make our 2nd annual 5K to Wellness a success!
When you race with use, you will get cool stuff too! You will receive a t-shirt and a 5K run/walk finisher medal. The race will take place on a USATF certified course and is sanctioned.
Age Group Awards (M&F Overall Top 3, 15 & under, 16 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 +)
GENERAL EVENT GUIDELINES – As of December 9, 2021 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
-The event follows the State of New Jersey’s recommendations listed (https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/reopening-guidance-and-restrictions/can-organized-sports-resume-what-are-the-safety-requirements-for-sports-facilities)
-Participants are advised to stay home if they have an elevated temperature, flu like symptoms, tested positive for Covid-19 or been in the presence of an individual who is Covid-19 positive.
-Masks are required at the start line and once the finish line is crossed.
-Participants are required to keep at least 6 feet away from any other participant at all times where possible.
-All staff will wear masks and those who are handling food refreshments or water will wear gloves.
-Hand sanitizer stations are set up near the start line entrance and the immediately past the finish line.
-There will be post finish refreshments and water.
-Spectators are welcomed but must adhere to the same guidelines as participants; e.g., social distancing, etc.
-There will be no Bag Check. Any belongings must be left in one’s car or carried in one’s pocket during the race.
-Once you have finished the race, you are welcome to join our Day for Kids Carnival to take on the field directly behind the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center.
-While at Branch Brook Park, please social distance when possible.
Join us, as we would love to take a 5K run/walk to Wellness with you!
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