What do you get when you combine a love of running with a love for teaching music?
You get Miles for Music – Edison, NJ music teacher and runner Anne McCarthy’s vision to get students active and running…for a cause.
The cause? To help fund music education programs and equipment in classrooms that have been affected by beleaguered budgets and tough economic conditions.
Our mission is to get kids and their families engaged – in physical activity, music and learning the important lesson of contributing to their community. The goal is for children to develop a love and habit of running, music and community engagement.
Anne, in conjunction with her local running club – Raritan Valley Road Runners, will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraising event for the cause:
20K & 5K Race and 1 Mile Run/Walk in Johnson Park in Highland Park, New Jersey
March 10, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m.
With the support of RVRR and the New Jersey USATF – the event has been sanctioned as a New Jersey USATF Team Championship event – the 2nd year as a Championship provides the event with a huge base of support from the New Jersey running community and a boost to the fundraising campaign.
The race will feature a Miles for Music 1 Miler & 5K – two special races for participating school teams with a minimum of 10 participants that is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. Parents, students, teachers, administrators – anyone can be a member of your team! The more participants from your school that sign up for the Miles for Music 1 Miler & 5K, the more money your school will receive for your music education program…it’s just that simple.
We need your help as a sponsor, click here.
We need your help as a fundraiser, click here.