NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MATAWAN 5K TURKEY TROT AND FITNESS WALK SET FOR SAT., NOV. 24TH
MATAWAN, NEW JERSEY (November 15, 2007) ….. Matawan Recreation Commissioner Dr. Michael Mullaney announced today that the Borough will hold its Second Annual 5K Turkey Trot and Fitness Walk Saturday Morning November 24th. The event will begin at the Matawan Community Center, 201 Broad Street, at 10:00 a.m., and will weave through Matawan’s historic streets.
Registrants, young and old, are invited to burn off their excess turkey gravy and stuffing on this Officially Certified 5K Course.
Registration for the 5K Turkey Trot and Fitness Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 24th. The entry fee is $ 20.00 per registrant.
This event should prove to be a festive occasion that will kick off with food and music to inspire participants before they begin the race. It will be an opportunity to share some exercise and that competitive spirit with friends, colleagues and neighbors while enjoying lake views and Matawan's historic charm.
An awards ceremony follows the event for each top male and female finisher, within five separate age categories. The 5K Turkey Trot and Fitness Walk will be held, rain or shine.
For more information please telephone Matawan Recreation Commissioner Dr. Michael Mullaney at 732 619-7713 or 732 566-3898 or
All proceeds from the 5K Turkey Trot and Fitness Walk benefit Matawan’s Parks and Recreation Program. Last year, 172 participants and sponsors benefitted the refurbishing of Jackson Street's Park (Rededicated in September to the memory of Former Councilman Joseph Penniplede).
A free supervised Kiddy Dash for younger runners is also open to all aspiring candidates following the 5K Run.
To be eligible for the 5K Turkey Trot and Fitness Walk registrants must have trained for and are physically able to participate in their respective event.