NORTH BERGEN, NJ – Local runners of all skill levels will soon have a chance to traverse a unique course with breathtaking Manhattan views all while giving to a worthy cause at the Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation’s inaugural Sacco 5K Charity Fun Run. The event is scheduled for May 16th and will be held within James J. Braddock Hudson County Park in North Bergen, spanning parts of Boulevard East before finishing on the running track at Bruins Stadium. Registration for runners and sponsors is now open and more information is available on the race website at Sacco5k.org.
“This 5K event will take advantage of the beautiful natural scenery within Braddock Park as well as the picturesque Manhattan views along Boulevard East, giving it a very exciting backdrop for runners,” said Mayor Nick Sacco, who heads the foundation. “We hope to have many residents come out and enjoy a great race and a fun party afterward all to help our Foundation continue to give back to our local community.”
The Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides social services and charitable donations to North Bergen and the surrounding communities. For the past three years the Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation has provided free income tax preparation services to senior citizens and disabled residents. The Foundation also contributes generously to local food pantries and has provided direct relief funding to displaced victims of fires and other disasters.
The Sacco 5K course has been certified by USA Track and Field and awards will be given to participants in various age groups. All runners will receive a commemorative t-shirt and there will be a post-race Party and BBQ for runners and spectators with food and refreshments. Registration fees are $25 for runners and $20 for post-race party only, and over 20 sponsors have already signed on to the race including primary sponsor Palisades Medical Center.