The Red Bank Business Alliance and Red Bank RiverCenter are joining forces again to host the Red Bank Classic 5K, a community event in downtown Red Bank on June 15 that will benefit youth development programs at the Red Bank Family YMCA and the borough’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
In addition to the 5K race, there will be a fun run for children ages 12 and under. The Kids Broad Street Dash will begin after the 5K and will feature three races: 200 yards, 100 yards and 50 yards. Children will run in heats on Broad Street finishing at the same spot as participants in the 5K.
Race organizers hope to encourage more kids to participate in the fun run and 5K. Special discounts are available through May 18 to children and teens at local schools and to nonprofits that support youth.
The 5K will kick off at 8:30 a.m. on Broad Street at the corner of Monmouth Street.
Awards will be presented to the top three overall 5K finishers and to the top three finishers in each age group, including 14 and under and in 5-year groups starting at ages 15-19. An award will also be presented to the top team and top four finishers on each team. Running teams will be scored based on the average of their top four runners.
Race registration is open at www.redbankclassic.com. Fees are $30 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids Broad Street Dash and include a t-shirt and a swag bag to the first 1,000 participants. Registration is also available the day of the event. Race packets may be picked up on Friday, June 14, 4-7 p.m. at Red Rock Tap + Grill located at 14 Wharf Ave.