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Get Moving!

September 27, 2011

By Brianne Harrison Moore

The heat of the summer has passed, and fall is in the air. It’s time to get out and get moving for some good causes!

On October 1, join the annual Harvest Hustle 5K, benefiting the renovations to Mountain View Middle School gymnasium in honor of police sergeant Richard V. Morales. The top three finishers in each age group will take home awards, and the first 500 registrants will receive a race shirt. Get the youngest members of your family involved by entering them in the Kids’ Fun Run—medals will be awarded to all participants. Registration for the 5K is $25; the Fun Run is $15. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at Mendham Borough Park. To register in advance, visit eliteracingsystems.com.

Head to Harry Dunham Park in Basking Ridge on Sunday, October 2 for the Keeping Babies Safe Run/Walk. Keeping Babies Safe is dedicated to educating parents in how to keep their children safe from dangerous products. They also provide new cribs to families in need. The 5K run is USATF sanctioned and certified, and the first three finishers in each age group will receive prizes. Strollers are permitted during the run/walk, and there will be kids’ activities on race day. Registration is $25 and begins at 8:30 a.m. The race/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Learn more and register online at keepingbabiessafe.org/walk.

Also on Sunday, Summit Medical Group will host the Live Well Sports and Health Festival, featuring indoor and outdoor activities, demonstrations on eating well, lectures from top sports and orthopedic doctors, a rock climbing wall, a hay maze, and more. The event runs from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Summit Medical Group Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Rd., Berkeley Heights. For more information, visit summitmedicalgroup.com.

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