Hopewell Valley Schools to hold “Kids Fun Run”

Students in grades kindergarten through eighth-grade are invited to participate in the 1-mile “Kids Fun Run” on Saturday, May 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. This race begins just prior to the Pennington 5K. Proceeds for both races will benefit the Hopewell Valley YMCA and Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance. These organizations provide programs to help create strong and healthy kids. The run begins and ends at the Hopewell Valley Regional School District administration building at 425 S. Main St. in Pennington.
The “Kids Fun Run” organizers have again planned for school mascots from Hopewell Valley Regional Schools to be on the racecourse. The mascots, as well as the Pennington police and many volunteers, will be available for safety and support.
All “runners” will cross the same finish line as the 5K runners where they will receive a participation medal with a red, white and blue ribbon.
Miriam Khan, a graduate of Hopewell Valley Central High School, who will be running the 4×100 relay in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games for Italy, will hand out the ribbons. T-shirts and drawstring bags will also be given to each student while supplies last.
Registration forms for both the “Kids Fun Run” and the 5K race are available on line at www.hvymca.org. Forms will be accepted by mail or in person at 62 S. Main St. in Pennington, or a printable form can be faxed to (609) 737-8081.
Registration is also available at raceforum.com.
Questions can be directed to HVYMCA program director Tina Morak at (609) 737-3048.