SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Sussex County Fairgrounds will be host to the annual hundreds of runners and walkers who come to support the annual Sussex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers 5K/10K, to be held this year on Saturday, September 6.
The non-profit Sussex County Crime Stoppers sustains from donations from local businesses and individuals, as well as from the support of events like this 5K/10K, plus the Crime Stoppers annual dinner benefit event.
The funds raised for the Sussex County Crime Stoppers enable the group the ability to pay up to a $1,000 reward to those who have information that leads to the arrest and indictment of criminals. Tips are made anonymously and the tipster is given a code number as a reference, to protect their identity. Once a criminal has been arrested and indictment, payout is made to the tipster in cash.
A volunteer civilian board oversees the reward program and business aspects of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers not-for-profit corporation.
Click here to register for the race on RunSignUp. Online registration closes at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 5. Same day registration starts at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road in Augusta off of Rt. 15/206 North, at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 9:15 a.m. The 10K race commences at the main entrance, and the 5K at the back exit of the fairgrounds, both at 9:30 a.m., and the finish line for both races is the start spot for the 5K.
The entry fee per race entrant online is $30, plus a $2.50 SignUp Free.
Both the 5K and 10K are chip-timed. The easy rolling, flat, scenic and well-mapped courses will be policed at a number of spots, and provide for multiple water spots. Food and music follow for race participants. The top three males and females per age group will receive awards, and team awards with corporate, open, and service departments, will also be given out.
While supplies last, each 5K and 10K participant will receive a t-shirt and goody bag.
The 5K and 10K are USATF NJ sanctioned races.
For those with a mail-in application, it must be mailed to: Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, 39 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860, with checks payable to “Sussex County Crimestoppers.”
Contact the group’s race director Andy Ball for more information at: (973) 222-8748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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