The 16th Annual Flag Day 5K Run and Fun Walk will be held on Thursday evening, June 8th at the Lyons VA Campus of the NJ VA Healthcare System at 151 Knollcroft Road in the Lyons section of Bernards Township.
Proceeds benefit Community Hope’s Hope for Veterans® Programs that will rescue more than 1,500 homeless and wounded veterans and their families struggling with homelessness this year. The Race will kick off at 7:00 P.M. at the nonprofit organization’s Valley Brook Village, built on the Lyons campus in 2013 to house disabled and homeless veterans.
Online registration is open at www.hopeforveterans.org/5k for runner and walker registration, forming teams or peer-to-peer fundraising in support of our veterans. Online registration closes at noon on June 7th and day-of-registration opens at 5:30 p.m. on June 8th. The pre-registration cost to run is $25 or $23 for USTF members, day-of race registration is $30. Registration for walkers is $15. Pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers and medals will be given to the top three male and female finishers in eight age groups.
The Flag Day 5K race is a USATF New Jersey Grand Prix event run on a USATF sanctioned and certified course. Runners secure 500 points for participating. A Course Marshal will be overseeing the race course and course volunteers.