By JW Law
The Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation is hosting its 1st annual 5K run/walk, titled “We Got Your Back,” on Sunday, August 27. Money raised from the event will be used to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for local students in Newark.
“We are excited to launch our first annual charity run that will benefit children and families right here in our community,” said Eric Kahn, managing shareholder, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C., a boutique law firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, and Georgia. “Encouraging education and healthy living is part of our core here at Javerbaum Wurgaft, and we hope to help even more students in the years to come.”
The race will start and finish at the Branch Brook Park in Newark. Participants can register in several ways: To pre-register online for $25 (+$1.75 service fee) click www.imathlete.com/events/wegotyourback. For mail in registrations, fill out the We Got Your Back 5K Run mail in registration form and send in with a check payable to Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation at 505 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. Participants can also register in-person on the day of the event for $35. Spot registration will start at 7 A.M, and the race will begin at 8 A.M. Registration fees are non-refundable.
The race course for the back to school 5K run/walk is a United States of America Track, and Field (USATF) certified, ideal for experienced runners. The race, however, is not limited to experienced runners is open to runners, walkers of all levels.
“This event is designed for athletes of all levels. The idea behind the race is to bring the community together while raising funds for a good cause,” said Diane Cardoso, race director, and partner at the law firm of Javerbaum Wurgaft. “Backpacks will be distributed for local Newark youths so that they have the tools they need to prepare for the school year.”
All participants will receive t-shirts and goody bags. Race winners will be recognized in two categories and awards will be given to the best-timed female and male runners.
Have questions about the race? Please contact Jinal Shah at (973) 379-4200 or [email protected] You may also go online to www.imathlete.com/events/wegotyourback for the certified course map.
About Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation:
Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in January 2016. The goal of the corporation is to help people who are experiencing financial difficulties. The foundation collects donations and distributes them to benefit those individuals and/or families in our communities who need it the most.