April 22nd RunAPalooza Run4Dreams
Sign up for the 2017 RunAPalooza! You can run the Asbury Park half marathon, the Jersey Shore Relay Marathon, or the Jersey Shore 5K!
By Running & Fundraising for the Jersey Shore Dream Center you are joining in on the mission and vision of the Dream Center to "Find a Need and Fill it" and "Show our Community What Hope Looks Like."
The funds raised will go towards our 20 mobile food truck sights, feeding over 3000 families each week, our Baby Pantry, providing 10,000 diapers for low-income families per month, the Beauty for Ashes women's home, serving women who are struggling with life controlling issues and the Family Restoration Home, providing a safe environment for single mothers to transition out of homelessness into a home of their own.
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Jersey Shore Dream Center Gratefully Accepts Returning Corporate Sponsorships for 21st Anniversary of RunApalooza
April 22 RunApalooza races: Jersey Shore Relay Marathon, Asbury Park Half Marathon, and Jersey Shore 5k
Proceeds help to fund Jersey Shore Dream Center’s many community outreaches serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties
April 17, 2017, Wall/Sea Girt, NJ — The Jersey Shore Dream Center, a growing, non-profit organization that alleviates poverty, hunger, and addiction in Monmouth County and beyond, welcomes SOAR Physical Therapy and Acupuncture of Sea Girt for the second year in a row.
“We are so thrilled to have the opportunity for the second straight year to be working with such an amazing organization. Soar has demonstrated tremendous integrity and generosity in their giving and support of another successful RunAPalooza in 2017.” - Isaac Friedel, Founder of the Jersey Shore Dream Center
RunApalooza, presented by the Jersey Shore Running Club on Saturday, April 22nd 2017, will encompass three races: the Jersey Shore Relay Marathon, Asbury Park Half Marathon, and Jersey Shore 5k. The races serve to benefit The Special Olympics of NJ, and the Jersey Shore Dream Center, but are also the largest fundraiser of the year for the Jersey Shore Dream Center. Since Asbury Park is home to RunApalooza, the Jersey Shore Running club decided to extend its generosity to a small non-profit that serves the local neighborhoods. As a formal recognition the club’s integral support, the Jersey Shore Dream Center dedicated their Women’s Home to the running club in 2015.
The Jersey Shore Dream Center was founded by Pastor Isaac Friedel of Shore Christian Church in Asbury Park, NJ in 2012, in order to “find a need and fill it.” The mission of the Jersey Shore Dream Center is to provide sustainability through Godly restoration of men, women, children, seniors, and veterans who are overcome by life controlling issues, such as chronic homelessness addiction, poverty, abuse, and hunger.
In just five years, the Jersey Shore Dream Center has grown to serve 50,000 individuals a year in Asbury Park, Belmar, Eatontown, Neptune, Ocean Grove, and other communities. Programs include “Adopt-a-Block,” a Baby Supplies Pantry, low-income housing for single mothers, women’s 12-month residential home, and a Mobile Food Truck that distributed 72,000 pounds of food in 2016.
The Road Runners Club of America has designation the Asbury Park Half marathon as an Eastern Regional Championship Race. The finish line for all three RunAPalooza races is on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, by Convention Hall. Individual runners have the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the Jersey Shore Dream Center. Details about the Jersey Shore Relay Marathon, Asbury Park half marathon, or Jersey Shore 5K can be found at www.runapalooza.org
Since 1988 Shore Orthopedic & Athletic Rehabilitation (S.O.A.R. Physical Therapy and Acupuncture) has been widely regarded as a leading expert in the field of wellness and rehabilitation. SOAR is a multi-disciplinary practice offering Physical Therapy, Neuro-functional Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage. They treat patients of all ages and fitness levels with sports, orthopedic and neurologic issues. Their goal is to return their patients to their normal activities as quickly as possible through one on one, individualized care all done in private treatment rooms. The approach to care is three pronged including 1. The latest research, 2. Patient input and 3. The practitioner’s knowledge. The latest high tech equipment is also emphasized. This is the home of the Alter-G antigravity treadmill. A unique, NASA developed and extraordinary treadmill which unweights you and allows for a safe and fast return to running after injury.
“SOAR takes pride in sponsoring this race and supporting the Dream Centers mission to help Individuals restore broken dreams. Look for us race day for complimentary pre-run or post-race services such as Kinesiotaping, Massage, Stretching, and Cupping”
Thanks to RunAPalooza and the Jersey Shore Running Club, the Jersey Shore Dream Center plans to build an addition onto the women’s residence, and construct new low-income based housing in Asbury Park, NJ to meet the needs of the community.