2018-04-11 / Voice at the Shore

AC Marathon Race Series holds Kids’ Fit Mile Run April 14

The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series will once again hold a Kids’ Fit Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, April 14, starting at 11:30 a.m. Open to children of all ages, this event is presented by the Atlantic County Council of Education Associations (ACCEA). Proceeds will benefit needy children who are served by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children.

The run/walk will begin and end on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at Resorts and Margaritaville. Parents and guardians are welcome to run or walk with their children. Each participant will receive a special finisher medal, custom t-shirt, and post-race snacks. Kids’ activities and events will fill the start/finish area for everyone to enjoy. An award ceremony will immediately follow at LandShark Bar & Grill.

Over 600 local children living in foster care have a CASA volunteer who serves as a trusted adult to advocate for them and be their voice in court until their case is resolved. However, there are still almost 400 local children who do not have such an advocate. CASA’s goal is to provide an advocate for every child in foster care.

“We love being part of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series Kids Fit Mile every year and very much appreciate being the beneficiary,” said Lauren Crenshaw, CASA’s Director of Development. “It’s a terrific event that gives the whole family an opportunity to support abused and neglected children in our local community. The proceeds help ensure these children are placed in safe permanent homes as quickly as possible,”

Schools are welcome to register teams for the event. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at the rate of $15 per runner.

The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series is a division of the Milton and Betty Katz JCC in Margate. The Race Series is dedicated to supporting community charities as well as the JCC Early Childhood Scholarship Programs.

For more information on the event, email acmarathon@jccatlantic.org, call (609) 822-1167 extension 141 or visit acraceseries.com. s

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