2011-02-03 / Sports

BlueClaws, Boy Scouts to host 5K run in Lakewood on April 10

The Lakewood BlueClaws baseball team will partner with the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America and the Ocean Running Club for their 2011 5K Race and 1-Mile Kids Fun Run to be heldApril 10 at FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood.

The Kids Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m., with the 5K race following at 10:30 a.m. Both races will end on the field at FirstEnergy Park. All participants will receive a ticket to that day’s BlueClaws game (1:05 p.m.). Preregistered runners will receive a Blue- Claws 5K T-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as to the top three finishers in several age groups. “Last year’s 5K was our biggest ever, and we expect this year’s race to be an even bigger event,” said BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown. “For runners, the chance to finish the race on our field is a really unique experience. We are working with some great partners to put on the race, and we are very excited for the event.”

There are three ways that runners can register. Call Megan Mihelic at 732-901- 7000, ext. 170, for more information. Registration is $20 for the 5K run and $10 for 1-Mile Fun Run through April 1, and $25 and $15 after April 1.

Members of the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America will race in the event as part of their Physically Fit Initiative.

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