Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jun 14, 2011
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Public Relations Manager  

Second Annual Community Day and 5K Race Slated for September 18 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center


Neptune, NJ - Jersey Shore University Medical Center will hold its annual Community Day and 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event will be held at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, located at 1945 Route 33, in Neptune.  

The day will kick off with a timed 5K Run/Walk starting at Jersey Shore and continuing through Neptune.  Prizes will be provided for age group winners, the overall male and female winner, and the fastest Meridian team. Registration and check-in for the 5k run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., and will be located at the main entrance to the hospital. Registration is $20 before September 3 and $25 there after. You can register online or download registration forms by visiting  The first 200 registrants will receive a long sleeved t-shirt.  Proceeds will be donated to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital.  

Additionally, there will be free Kids Races for children between the ages of 3 and 12 starting at 11:00 a.m.  Registration can be obtained on the day of the event and all participants will receive medals.  Following the races there will be an awards ceremony, along with games, an inflatable play area, tattoos, trackless train rides, food by Branches Catering, music and more!  Doctor Bernard and Hopscotch will also be making special appearances throughout the day.  Health information and free screenings will be available including blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, stroke, and bone density.   

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital – the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women's specialty services.