Elizabeth PBA Local #4 will host the second Jingle Bell Run 5K on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Hundreds of runners are expected to take part in the 5K road race around The Outlet Collection at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth.
This year’s proceeds will benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital, the nation’s largest provider of pediatric rehabilitation services with ten sites in New Jersey serving over 19,000 children with special needs each year, including one in Mountainside. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses.
"We always knew what a fine place Children’s Specialized Hospital was but, after taking a tour of the facilities, we fully realized that these were very special children being cared for by extraordinary people who deserve our support in any way we can,” said Richard Steinke, Elizabeth PBA Local #4 president. “Also, it helps spread the word about the great things Children's Specialized Hospital does for our children and their families.”
Registration cost is $25 prior to Nov. 24. After that date and same day registration is $35. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m.; Fun Run with Santa at 8:15 a.m.; 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m.; pancake breakfast following race start. Awards ceremony at 9:45 a.m. in the mall food court.
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Special sponsors include IKEA; The Outlet Collection-Jersey Gardens and IHOP at Jersey Gardens.
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the preeminent provider of rehabilitation services for children with special needs. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. Children’s Specialized Hospital has nine sites in New Jersey and treats 19,000 children each year, making it the largest pediatric rehabilitation system of its kind in the nation. Services include outpatient services, acute rehabilitation, and long-term care through its sites in Bayonne, Clifton, Egg Harbor Township, Mountainside, Toms River, Fanwood, Hamilton, New Brunswick and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities. Children's Specialized Hospital is a proud member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital. The Foundation is ranked among the top six pediatric hospital foundations in the country. To help, or find more information: visit www.childrens-specialized.org; find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @ChildrensSpecNJ.