As frontline workers and communities across New Jersey and the country continue the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, the RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk” has transitioned to a virtual format for 2020.
This week is the last chance to honor Healthcare Heroes by joining New Jersey Devils’ players, alumni and wives in the virtual RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk.” Fans and members of the community can register today through October 25th at rwjbh.org/runningwiththedevils.
The event celebrates the heroic efforts of frontline workers that continue the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of proceeds from the event will benefit RWJBarnabas Health’s Emergency Response Fund, which provides the necessary resources to help treat the most critical patients; ensures the safety of all caregivers, frontline workers and staff, and manages ongoing preparation to protect surrounding communities for any potential resurgence of the virus or other emergencies. Registrants can designate which RWJBarnabas Health facility to be the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts.
“Participation from current players, alumni, wives and girlfriends is fantastic and reinforces the spirit of our partnership, as we celebrate Healthcare Heroes on the front lines, while supporting our mission of promoting healthy living in the communities we serve,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health.
The new virtual format is designed to encourage greater participation as individuals can run or walk within their communities, or even in their own homes, over an extended period of time. Exciting fundraising incentives are being offered for individuals and teams based on benchmarks of $100, $250, $500 and $1000, and include signed and custom New Jersey Devils merchandise and a Virtual Video Conference with current players and alumni, among others.
All paid entries will have access to a custom training program with videos from RWJBarnabas Health Wellness Experts including strength, agility and conditioning tips. Additionally, participants will have access to nutrition tips from RWJBH Dieticians and Wellness Experts.
Registration for a 5K “virtual runner” ages 12+ is $25, and registration for a walker ages 12+ is $20. Children 11 and under are FREE. For more information on the event, or to register for the 2020 Virtual RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk” from October 1-25, please visit rwjbh.org/runningwiththedevils.
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