Our House 4 Miler Returns With USATF Championship Status

On May 19th, Our House will host its annual 4 Mile Run on the Village Green in Summit to raise funds for developmentally disabled adults.

New Providence, NJ (April 20, 2018)—In honor of April being Autism Awareness Month, Our House Foundation announces the 19th Annual Our House 4 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk on the Village Green in Summit on May 19th, 2018. This year, the 4 Mile Run is a USATF All Division Championship, offering USATF runners 700 points! The race welcomes elite athletes, the casual runner, and anyone looking to make a difference by supporting adults with disabilities!

Top Sponsors include Hope Autism Foundation, Michael and Ashleigh Donovan, C.R. Bard Foundation, Investors Bank, and The Leo Foundation.

Highlights of the event include non-stop DJ music, awesome lunch refreshments provided by Stop & Shop in Berkley Heights, and special commemorative long sleeve tee shirts and goodie bags for participants. Even Sparkee the mascot from Somerset Patriots will stop by for a visit! Last, don’t miss the chance to cheer on our residents and participants with special needs as they compete in the Everyone’s a Winner Race.

Runners can expect a USATF certified 4 mile course, clocks at each mile and the finish line, plus multiple water stations. The race will also feature Chronotrack B-Tag scoring and $2,000 in prize money! Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall men and women to cross the finish line, as well as the top 3 Summit residents. Age group awards will be given to the top 3 men and women in each 5 year age group beginning at 14 & under through 85 & over.

Free garage parking is available and the Summit Train Station is right at the finish line (www.njtransit.com).

For sponsorships or donations, visit https://www.ourhousenj.org/our-run/ or call Cathy Colford at 908-464-8008, ext. 122 or ccolford@ourhousenj.org.

To register for the 4 mile run or 2 mile walk, visit http://www.practicehard.com/EventView.asp?eid=1360. With questions regarding the Race, please contact Tears Smith from Practice Hard at 908-245-3000 or tears@practicehard.com.

About Our House Inc.

Founded in 1980, Our House, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides residential, employment and recreational services to more than 300 individuals with developmental disabilities. Our first home opened in 1980 in Summit, NJ, and we have steadily grown to 40 residences throughout Union, Essex, Somerset and Morris Counties.

The mission of Our House, Inc. is to provide healthy, stimulating, and inclusive environments for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community residences, employment services, day programs, innovative day programs, social opportunities and related support services designed to help them achieve their full potential for living meaningful and productive lives. To learn more about Our House, visit www.ourhousenj.org.

About Our House Foundation

The mission of Our House Foundation is to private financial support to Our House, Inc., a non-profit public agency that provides housing, employment, and other social services to individuals with developmental disabilities.