Red Bank Business Community Charity Road Race

June 16, 2018
Red Bank Classic 5k

The Red Bank Business Alliance and Red Bank River Center are partnering for the first Red Bank Classic 5K event on Saturday, June 16. The Race will benefit the borough’s Department of Parks and Recreation and The Community YMCA.

Runners will line up at 8:30 a.m. for a 3.1 mile run through downtown and surrounding borough neighborhoods.

“The Red Bank business community is proud to bring back a race to the borough,” said Angela Courtney, of the Red Bank Business Alliance, a collective of business owners spearheading the event. Courtney noted that for over 20 years Red Bank was home to the Sheehan Classic. The infamous climb up Tower Hill that the Sheehan Classic was known for is included on the 5K course, which is a USATF sanctioned race and certified course, as well as a USATF 2018 Grand Prix Event.

The family-friendly event includes the Kids Broad Street Dash, a fun run for children 12 and under that will begin after the 5K. It will feature 200 yards, 100 yards and 50 yards races.

There will be a pre-race warm-up at Marine Park, hosted by Pure Barre Red Bank and the Y, and following the race there will be Stand Up Paddle Board and SUP Yoga with Flow Paddle Yoga, Mat Pilates with Renaissance the Studio, massage tables and stretching station by A Kneaded Vacation and children’s activities coordinated by the Y. An after-party will take place at Red Rock Tap & Grill.

“The event has received tremendous support from local businesses eager to promote why Red Bank is a special place to live, work and play, visit, dine and shop,” said James Scavone, Executive Director of RiverCenter, which manages the borough of Red Bank’s Special Improvement District.

Title sponsors of the Red Bank Classic 5K are Morgan Stanley (Durso Wealth Management Group) and Kitch Organic. Additional sponsors include Red Bank Tap + Grill, Sweetest Sin Boutique, Ross Brewing Co, Jr’s Red Bank, Foodtown, Crossfit Treehouse, Split Second Racing, The Red Bicycle, Life as Fine Art, Road Runner Sports and Flow Paddle Yoga.

YMCA President and CEO Laurie Goganzer said the Community YMCA is honored to be a benefactor of the race. “As a nonprofit, we rely on the community’s support to ensure that children and people of all ages can access the Y’s life-changing programs.”

Charlie Hoffmann, Director of Red Bank Parks and Recreation, is equally grateful. “The support we receive will help give children access to activities during the summer and throughout the year.”

For more information on the race, sponsorships, volunteering or event registration, visit redbankclassic.com. Fees are $25 for the 5K and $12 for the Kids Broad Street Dash and include a t-shirt and a swag bag for the first 500 participants. Registration is also available the day of the event.