With less than a month to go before race day, the organizers of the 6th annual HiTOPS Princeton Half Marathon are extending an open invitation to runners, volunteers, and spectators to become GOOD RUNNERS in the upcoming USATF certified Grand Prix event to be held on November 4, 2018.
HiTOPS, a Princeton-based 501(3)(c) organization, works to positively impact the lives of adolescents living in NJ through sexual health education and support. The Half Marathon, their core annual fundraising event, has raised over $624,000 since its inception in support of their important work with adolescents throughout the state of New Jersey.
The GOOD RUNNER program ensures that everyone – runner or not – can participate in this fun-filled event. The GOOD RUNNER program is a fundraising initiative designed to encourage and reward individual fundraising efforts of both runners and non-runners alike. All it takes is a click on the Princeton Half Marathon website for an easy-to-create personal fundraising page. The top fundraiser will receive a special prize package announced at the November 4th race; in addition, the program offers free race registration to runners who raise $500.
“We are very excited about the GOOD RUNNER program and the HPHM” stated Lisa Shelby, HiTOPS Interim Executive Director. “The positive energy and shared enthusiasm on race day, as well as the funds raised, are a tremendous boost to our work of creating connections, building life skills, and providing essential information for young people.”
For runners who are interested in participating in the event, the time to register is now! Tens of hundreds of runners have already registered for this signature, limited-field, USATF race, with just a few hundred spots remaining. For those interested in running in Princeton’s largest scale, annual running event, on an iconic course throughout historic Princeton, you must act quickly before the race fills to capacity. Click here for more details and to register: princetonhalfmarathon.com.
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