9th Annual TITAN 5K In Keansburg Honors Others
The 9th Annual TITAN 5K will take place on Saturday, May 11 at Keansburg High School and it’s one of the best-executed 5K’s in the area with all funds directly benefiting our veterans. Race officials and organizers are extremely proud of this event because the veterans who will benefit are most deserving of our appreciation as the invisible wounds of combat continue to plague those returning to the United States. The TITAN 5K not only instills the importance of servitude to our country but also honors our veterans and teaches Keansburg student-athletes about the sacrifice others have made to protect our freedoms and way of life. The race also allows the community to come together and celebrate those achievements while taking part in a wellness event that culminates with crossing the finish line.
Keansburg High School Athletic Director Tom Stark believes strongly that all of the Titan athletic programs should be completing a community service project. “It doesn’t take much to give back to your community, it takes effort and a desire to do so. The lessons learned on the playing fields will trump those in a classroom every time and it’s our responsibility to make sure our student-athletes are receiving that message.”
The TITAN 5K is an extension of those ideals Stark and the event committee try to instill on the playing fields and in the classroom. With help from school administrators, teachers and staff in all departments and in all buildings this small community is hitting the mark. Keansburg alumni, current student-athletes, business owners and local residents show their support through volunteering, corporate sponsorships, donations and active participation in the event. Together they all make a difference.
Registration is available at www.active.dom and forms are also available on the Keansburg High School webpage. Those pre-registered by May 5 are guaranteed to receive a commemorative t-shirt. On race day (May 11) on-site registration will begin at 7:30 with the 5K to start at 9am at the high school (140 Port Monmouth Road, Keansburg, NJ, 07734).
Those seeking additional information or interested in helping should email Kelli Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 732-787-2007, x4240c.