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Sparta, NJ US 07871
It is indeed a pleasure to welcome sponsors, families and athletes to the Annual Main Street 5K/10K Festival and FITNESS Expo. 8-12 noon. The fun starts at 9 a.m. April 26, 2014 for both events, will bring prize $ with a mile incentive for 5K and 10K as those striving for the top three prizes in both the 5K/10K men's and women's divisions. Keeping in mind that the 5K is a walk, we expect to attract a variety of ages and levels of runners from 7 - 80+ The 120 individual medals and prizes for largest & fastest 5K/10K teams are presented by Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Sports Health. The participation of a community to benefit SPECIAL OLYMPICS NJ of Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties is a great goal to accomplish on any level.
The event includes a full race day of fitness activities and entertainment: family walking, running, stroller fun. NEW THIS YEAR: FREE food catered by Panera Bread, Subway and Villa Capri II for participants at the Main Street Cafe. Massage therapists, activities, face painting, games, bounce house, multiple door prizes and much more fun will be on hand for everyone! Our sponsors continue to find new and innovative ways to enhance the event, and for that we are grateful. First Hope Bank will feature their dash for cash for children 9 and under, 10-15 and special olympian age group winners taking home $50 prizes. There will be pro wrestler, roller derby girls, archery, nutritional vendors and more!! I would like to thank Newton Medical Center, Atlantic Sports Health, Mark Scordato & Associates Wealth Management, Max 106.2, WSUS 102.3, WNNJ 103.7, Sparta Stop and Shop, First Hope Bank, Thorlabs, Eastern Propane, First Energy Foundation, Sparta Athletic Club, Sparta Nutrition Zone, Newton Health & Wellness, Blue Ridge Lumber, Sparta Chiropractic, Lakeland Bank, Cailey Jewelers, Rev It Up and Sussexpress LLC. for their generous and continued support of our worthy event allowing us to grow each year.
We hope you enjoy this event and come back each year to participate in the Main Street 5K/10K Festival & FITNESS Expo as it grows in many unique ways.
Andy Ball & Betty Lunn
Main Street Events / Special Olympics NJ of Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties
Race Day Directions to Registration site: Parking at Wellness Center , across the street at the Old Stop and Shop or Condominium complex right side of road across from club entrance.
115 Sparta Avenue
Sparta NJ, 07871
FROM THE SOUTH:
Garden State Parkway or NJ Turnpike to Rt. 287 North to Rt. 80 West (*) to Rt. 15 North (Exit 34B) for 12 miles to Rt. 517 South (2nd Sparta Exit). Left at end of ramp, go through two traffic lights (Shell station on far right corner at 2nd light) for 1 mile. Fieldhouse on right.
FROM THE EAST:
Follow South directions from (*)
FROM THE WEST:
Rt.80 East to Exit 19 (Rt. 517 North - Hackettstown/Andover Exit). At top of ramp turn right onto Rt. 517 North. Follow Rt. 517 North to Andover (crossing Rt. 206 and turning right at light by the Andover Inn and then left at the 3 way STOP - this is all Rt. 517). After 3 way STOP sign, you will go about 5 miles to a traffic light. At light, turn right and go up hill, the Fieldhouse will be 1 mile on the left.
Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) provides year round sports training in 24 sports and offers over 160 competitions state-wide to more than 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, completely free of charge. There are over 300 participants from Morris,Sussex,and Warren Counties (Area 3) each year.
The goal from our athletes is to develop sports skills, competition readiness and a level of health and fitness to prepare for successful participation in sports, in Special Olympics and in their communities. Athletes experience success through sports facilitating acceptance leading to opportunities for friendship, employment, and inclusion in sports and social activities.
- $100 Cash prizes for Fastest Male and Female in both the 5K and 10K
- Trophies sponsored by Newton Medical Center & Atlantic Sports Health for the TOP 3 Overall Male & Female 5K & 10K Participants
- TOP 3 Largest & Team Prizes - Team Applications must be received by April 24th
- Teams must be presented by 5 or more runners or walkers
- Over 120 individual age group medals. 7 yrs through 80+ (10 Yr Age Groups for 5K and 10K)
- 100 yard dash for cash for 9 & under, 10-15 boys and girls $50, Also Special Olympian dash ages 19 & under and 20+
PreRace packet pickup will be available at 89 Sparta Ave at the rear entrance of Sparta Health and Wellness/Atlantic Sports Health from 5 pm-8 p.m. Race Day Registration will be open Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m
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