The YMCA of Montclair and the Montclair Recreation Department will sponsor their 33rd Montclair Run on Sunday, June 7th. It’s a fun family day to benefit the community. The event features a 2 mile fun run/walk and a 10K (6.2 mile) road race. In addition to the races, there will be a health and wellness fair, sports massages, music, activities for kids, and a moonwalk.
Both organizations are dedicated to helping the community improve their health and wellness. The Montclair Run is a great way for everyone to kick off the start of the summer. More than 1,400 runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators of all ages are expected to participate.
“This race represents what the Y is about, partnering with other community resources, involving the whole family around a very healthy positive activity. The whole community benefits as a result,” said YMCA of Montclair CEO Jo Ann Short. “All proceeds from the race go towards scholarships ensuring that no one is turned away for their inability to pay.”
“It’s great to be able to offer an event that serves the needs of the community and is successful year after year,” said Pat Brechka, the Montclair Recreation Department Director. Pat co-directs the race with Carol Kearney, Program Coordinator for the YMCA of Montclair.
This year’s honorary race starter is sprinter Dr. Roosevelt Weaver.
The races begin and end in front of the YMCA of Montclair, 25 Park Street, Montclair. Participants can register multiple ways:
For further information or to volunteer on race day, contact Carol Kearney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-415-6131.