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Each year walkers and runners participate in a 5K event, in memory of Janice Garbolino, the former Health & Wellness Director of the Metuchen Branch YMCA, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2002. The Janice Garbolino Memorial 5K supports the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy in providing a free exercise program for cancer survivors called LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA assists those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their bodies, minds, and spirits. Janice would be pleased and proud of the work the YMCA is undertaking through this life-changing program, with more than 400 people having come through our program since 2010, and 66,000 people having graduated from the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA nationwide.
For the third year, our race will have a Super Hero theme, to honor the superheroes that have battled against cancer. We invite you to join us in support of this inspirational event on Saturday, September 14 at Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ as sponsors, runners, or volunteers.
Onsite Registration: 7:30 a.m.
5K Run/Walk: 8:30 a.m.
Post-Race Awards: 9:30 a.m.
This is a USA Track and Field Certified Course.
*We do our best to ensure that all participants receive a t-shirt of their desired size. Register by August 15th to guarantee your selected size.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Why do we race?
*NEW IN 2019*
With the 5K Run/Walk Teams option you will receive up to 6 race entries and have your team name displayed on our race site, along the course on the day of race, and on any post-race materials delivered to participants. Each participant within the team will receive a race t-shirt (option to select superhero cape if under 13 years old). 5K Run/Walk Teams is $250.
*Registration by August 15th guarantees selected shirt size(s).
If interested in sponsorship, please email 5KRun@ymcaofmewsa.org.
· Race Sponsor $5,000
· Registration Sponsor $1,500
· Refreshment Sponsor $1,500
· Starting Line Sponsor $1,000
· Water Stop Sponsor $1,000
· Awards Sponsor $500
· Community Sponsor $250
· Friend Sponsor $______
Sponsors and Donors who commit $500 or more before August 15th will be prominently displayed at the event. Sponsors and Donors who commit $250 or more before August 15th will have their company name or logo printed on the back of the 2019 T-shirt.
The YMCA is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you to all of the sponsors and donors who have pledged at least $250 or an in-kind donation of equal or greater value to our race. 100% of your donation goes to support LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.
2019 Race Sponsors and Race Donors:
The Garbolino Family
Ray Catena Family of Dealerships
Bill's Ineffable Automotive Rehabilitation
Fox & Foxx
Medi-Solutions Insurance Agency, LLC
Dr. Waltuch's Orthodontic Team
The Annarumma Family
The Rosamilia Family
Oscar McCabe in loving memory of Becky
George Pezet - In loving memory of (Miss Paula) Paula Lehman Pezet
Rose and Bob Cushing
Deb and Brett Wider and family
Mike and Anne Lackland