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Ridge High School Runners Team Up
To Train Elementary School Kids
To Run and Walk the Miles.

Organizers of T.E.A.M. KIDS, from left,
Ridge High School students Karly Koelmel,
Katie Winter and Hannah Broos.

Ridge High School student Hannah Broos has been volunteering regularly at  Matheny. She’s also a member of the girls track team at the Bernards Township, NJ, high school.  She and some of her teammates have been planning to run in the 5K Race at Miles for Matheny, the annual fundraiser and community event being held on April 22 at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack.  Now, they’re going the extra mile, so to speak. They’ve decided to train elementary school children to either run or walk in the 5K and help raise money for the event.  In a special flyer they’re distributing to promote this project they are identifying themselves as: 


  Teaching Exercise and Awareness for Matheny

You are invited to be part of a winning team: 

Have FUN
Train to run or walk 5K
Learn about the Matheny School
Raise money to help kids at Matheny

To prepare for the elementary school kids for the 5K, Broos and her teammates will hold training sessions at the Ridge High School track on March 10, March 18, April 7 and April 14, from 1-2 p.m.  They are encouraging families to sign up and participate together.  At least one adult will be present at every training session, and parents are welcome but not required to attend.  Anyone interested in participating should contact Hannah, Karly Koelmel, Katie Winter or log onto the T.E.A.M. KIDS Facebook page. 

In addition to the 5K Race, Miles for Matheny will include five Cycling Routes, a Kids Fun Run and the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk in which more than 100 participants in wheelchairs, with walking partners, will travel 1.5 miles around downtown Peapack.  All funds raised at Miles for Matheny will help support the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which provides medical, dental and therapy care to Matheny inpatients and people with disabilities in the community.  Major Miles for Matheny sponsors are:  The Poses Family Foundation, Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation, Archer & Greiner P.C., BP Fueling Communities, WCBS-TV/WCBS Newsradio 880, Partlow Insurance Agency, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.

For more information or to register, log onto or call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260.

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