Runners who want to continue competing in a USATF certified course after the can come out and support another good cause when the first annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run kicks off on April 28, 8:30am in Saddle River.
Hughes, who died from cervical cancer in July 2011 at 46 was a familiar site running through the streets in both Saddle River and Upper Saddle River. She competed in the NYC Marathon three times including in 2006 when she competed to raise money benefitting cancer patients.
The USATF certified 5K run, through picturesque Saddle River, is primarily flat and fast. Chip timing will be provided by CompuScore. Post-run activities and refreshments for children and families will be provided on the grounds of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on East Allendale Road in Saddle River.
Awards will be distributed to top three overall and age-group winners. Youngest participants will receive a chocolate medal. The Run is being co-sponsored by the Friends of HackensackUMC and the generous support of the Borough of Saddle River and the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Proceeds from this event will be donated directly to the HackensackUMC Foundation specifically for Susan’s Suite - a dedicated 10-bed suite for cancer patients in the soon to be renovated Emergency Trauma Department at HackensackUMC. Susan’s Suite will benefit patients with all types of cancer. Although a generous financial contribution has already been made by the Hughes and Zabransky families toward the $1 million goal, more funding is needed. For detailed information regarding Susan’s Suite, visit HUMC's website.
To download the registration form and waivers and return by mail, click here. To download a map of the course, click here. There is a $25 per person pre-registration fee by April 24 or $30 per person on the day of the run.