The 10th Annual 5K Walk & Run is coming to Howell
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The event, presented by CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, will be held at Howell High School on August 23rd.

TOMS RIVER, N.J. - JerseyDesk -- It's almost time to lace up those sneakers and support a great cause! The 10th Annual 5K Walk & Run will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd at Howell High School, 405 Squankum-Yellowbrook Rd., Farmingdale, NJ. The event, presented by CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties (CONTACT), starts at 6pm and all proceeds will benefit CONTACT's 24/7 Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Hotline.

The Howell and Farmingdale road course is chip timed. The day will feature overall and age group awards. T-shirts are included when you pre-register before August 11th. T-shirts available for purchase while supplies last after August 11th.

The cost to walk or run is $30 through August 22nd, and $35 after August 22nd and on race day. All registrations must be completed online at There will be no paper copies on race day. Participants will receive a confirmation email when they register. Bib numbers will be distributed at the event.

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Sponsorship opportunities are still available and appreciated for the 5K. Please contact the CONTACT office at 732-240-6104 for more information.

This year's 5K is dedicated to the memory of loved ones who lost their lives in personal battles, struggles and illness: William Bruno, Jake Bukowiec, John Bukowiec, Jr., Jared Crippen, Kevin Glass, Brian McDonough, Bubba O'Reilly, Walter Reitsma, Bill Whittaker, as well as the CONTACT volunteers who we've lost but never forgotten.

Established in 1975, CONTACT is a volunteer based 24-hour crisis intervention and listening telephone service offering free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources and referrals to community services. "Our call volume began with 8,000 calls in our first year and now averages around 26,000 calls annually," stated Kim Santora, Executive Director of CONTACT. "CONTACT volunteers go through an extensive training period where they develop active and empathetic listening skills to help callers determine their own feelings, identify their options, and find their own strengths to resolve their problems. When appropriate, volunteers do make referrals to other community services that are available to the caller."

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If you or someone you know needs help and can benefit from CONTACT's services or is interested in volunteering in our call center, please visit for more information.

About CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties
CONTACT is a non-profit charitable organization that provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer-based organization offers free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referrals to community services. To learn more, visit

Design 446, Allison Brown

Source: CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties
Filed Under: Non-profit, Event

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