Sept. 4, 2014
-- Jared Fogle, known in pop culture as "The SUBWAY Guy," will serve as Master of Ceremonies of the 4 Miler at Garret Mountain, sponsored by accounting firm SaxBST (http://saxbst.com/)
this Saturday, September 6, 2014. The long-time healthy eating advocate and runner will serve as the official starter of the third annual event to benefit the Child Life Department (https://www.stjosephshealth.org/
at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (https://www.stjosephshealth.org/
hospital) in Paterson, N.J.
"Not only is Mr. Fogle's personal weight loss and exercise story inspirational, his efforts to combat childhood obesity through his foundation align with SaxBST's mission to help children live happier, healthier lives," said Robert Paz, SaxBST co-managing partner. "We are grateful he will be joining us at the Third Annual 4 Miler as our master of ceremonies, helping all of our runners and walkers get off on the right foot."
SUBWAY also is donating 500 sandwiches as post-race fuel for all participants of the 4-mile run, 1.5-mile trail walk and kids' dashes, with sprint distances ranging from 25 to 200 yards, for children ages two to 11. The challenging and scenic course for the 4 Miler is USA Track and Field (USATF) certified, offering a mix of both hilly and flat surfaces, with mile clocks and water stops. All sponsorship proceeds from this family-friendly fundraising event support the Child Life Department, which provides vital programs to relieve the stress and anxiety associated with inpatient hospitalization, outpatient ambulatory procedures and treatments.
The 568-acre recreational Garret Mountain Reservation, an area landmark, is located at 288 Rifle Camp Road in Woodland Park, N.J. Race day entertainment includes a DJ, random prize drawings, a variety of children's activities and post-race refreshments. Custom technical t-shirts will be provided to participants while supplies last.
The 4-mile run will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a trail walk at 9:10 a.m. and kids' dashes at 10:15 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for overall male and female winners, as well as to winners in the 4 Miler age groups. All participating youngsters will receive finishing ribbons.
Founded in 2012 by one of SaxBST's predecessor firms, Sax Macy Fromm & Co. (SMF), the 4 Miler at Garret Mountain raised about $43,000 in its inaugural year for St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department. In 2013, participation grew to more than 400 runners and walkers, and 40 business and individual sponsors, raising $62,000 for the hospital's Child Life Department.
Open to runners and walkers of all skill levels, registration is $25 in advance and on race day. To register for the event, which will be held rain or shine, visit www.raceforum.com/garret