Red Bank Business Community Presents 5K Charity Run/Walk

Local YMCA to Benefit from Annual Red Bank Classic on June 17
By: Red Bank RiverCenter
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YMCA to benefit from Red Bank 5K.
YMCA to benefit from Red Bank 5K.
RED BANK, N.J. - April 13, 2023 - PRLog -- The Red Bank business community is rallying local merchants, community residents and area runners and walkers to come together on Saturday, June 17 for the fourth edition of the Red Bank Classic 5K to benefit the Red Bank Family YMCA.

The annual charity event will take place in the heart of downtown Red Bank, featuring a 3.1-mile trek that will begin and end on iconic Broad Street. The 5K will be followed by a Fitness Fest with music and activities open to all in the borough's popular Broadwalk area and the celebration will continue at the event post-party at The Robinson Ale House.

"We are excited to welcome the greater community to this fantastic family-friendly event in beautiful Red Bank," said Bob Zuckerman, executive director of the Red Bank RiverCenter, which is organizing the event with a committee of volunteers. "It will be a day to celebrate good health that will also have a lasting impact on borough youth," he said.

Race Impact
Since the race's debut in 2018, the charity run/walk has raised over $50,000 to support youth development programs that empower children and teens in Red Bank to adopt healthy lifestyles.

Proceeds from this year's event will support the Red Bank Y's Third Grade Swim Program, which provides free swim lessons and water safety education for Red Bank public school children.

"Given the borough's proximity to the Navesink River and the Jersey Shore, teaching young children to be safe in and around water is critical," noted Laurie Goganzer, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, which serves hundreds of Red Bank families.

Community Support
Presenting sponsors for this year's Red Bank Classic are Boondocks Fishery, Triumph Brewing Company, and The Robinson Ale House.

"There are plenty of ways to support our charitable efforts to make a positive impact on the lives of our children," said Angela Courtney, a member of the race committee and owner of Sweetest Sin Boutique on White Street.

Sponsorships range from $150 to $10,000. In-kind donations for runner swag bags, and food and water are also welcomed.

Race Details and Registration
Approximately 1,500 runners and walkers are expected at this year's event, which will step off at 8:30 a.m. near the corner of Broad and Wallace streets.

The challenging 5K course with two climbs on Tower Hill is certified by USA Track & Field (USATF). The 5K is also a USATF Grand Prix event.

The fee is $40 ($45 after June 1) and includes a T-shirt, medal, chip-timed results, refreshments, and access to the post-race activities. The first 1,000 runners and walkers to register and pick up their bib will receive a swag bag.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall female and male finishers and top female and male masters' finishers. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers, 14 and under, and in 5-year age groups up to 80 and older. Additionally, the top three teams will be presented awards.

Following the 5K will be the Kids Broad Street Dash, open to children up to 12 years old. The fee is $20 ($25 after June 1) and includes a T-shirt and medal.

Event registration is available online at

For information on volunteering, sponsoring or race details, visit

Source:Red Bank RiverCenter
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