Run for Matheny!

Are you looking for a country run where city life seems far away? If so, look no further than the Miles for Matheny 5K Run. Hundreds of athletes will join us on Sunday, April 22, for a day of running as well as biking, walking, food and fun.

Miles for Matheny is a fundraiser and community event that also includes several Cycling routes, a Kids Fun Run and our signature event, the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk. The 5K run starts at 12:15 p.m. at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack, NJ. The course is USATF-certified, traffic-free and multi-surface on a road and hard packed gravel. There will be mile clocks and a water stop. Results will be posted on

Age groups are 5 years to 85+. Last year, 380 runners participated in the 5K. The winners were:

• Male: 17-year-old Matthew Goroff of Brookline, MA, brother of Matheny student Louise Goroff, with a time of 18:15.11

• Female: 28-year-old Jane Albright of Basking Ridge, NJ, with a time of 20:59.23.

Please join us for breakfast and our post-race lunch. When you finish the 5K, there will still be time to walk over to see the end of the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk and cheer for the Matheny students and patients as they cross the finish line.

All funds raised 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.

Above, the start of the 5K in 2011.