The Extra Mile

The Fitness Walk is back! Last year, Miles for Matheny introduced its new Fitness Walk, a one-mile walk preceding the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk. You can walk at your own pace, or power walk, and  when the mile is finished, you have the option of going the extra mile by joining the Wheelchair Walk.  The Fitness Walk  begins at 11:45 a.m., and the Wheelchair Walk begins at 12:15, so you’ll have plenty of time to do both.

The 19th annual Miles for Matheny is being held on Sunday, June 5, in Peapack’s Liberty Park. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., and activities, in addition to the Fitness Walk and Wheelchair Walk, include five different Cycling rides through the scenic Somerset Hills and a Kids Fun Run. And, everything is preceded by The Friends of Matheny’s Breakfast of Champions.


Peapack resident Donna Brooten in the Fitness Walk at last year’s Miles.

All funds raised at Miles for Matheny will support the programs and services that enhance the lives of the children, teens, and adults served by Matheny. Premier sponsor is the Poses Family Foundation. Major sponsors are:  the Golub Family, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Partlow Insurance, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C. Attorneys at Law, and WCBS Newsradio 880. To register or form a fundraising team, log onto or call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260.