Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Leprechaun Leap 5K to support Joan Knechel Cancer Center

2008 ITCA Leprechaun Leap 5k
BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY – The International Trade Center Alliance(ITCA) together with the Mount Olive Mayor’s Wellness Council will host the 11th Annual Leprechaun Leap 5K Road Race to raise funds for the Joan Knechel Cancer Center.

The Leprechaun Leap 5K event will take place on Sunday, March 16th, 2008 in the International Trade Center, Mount Olive, New Jersey.

“The weather may be cold, but there is a special kind of warmth in the hearts of the runners who participate in the Annual Leprechaun Leap 5K road race...” said presenting sponsor Tom Quigley, Picatinny Federal Credit Union.

Now in its eleventh year, the Leprechaun Leap attracts runners and walkers from Morris County and all over New Jersey to participate in this fun and inspirational event. All event proceeds go towards cancer treatment and research by the Joan Knechel Cancer Center at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.

The 5K race will begin at 1:00 pm. Young and old alike can walk, jog or run on the flat, paved course. Mile clocks and water stops will be available. There will be awards for all age groups and prize giveaways for spectators and supporters. Kennedy’s Pub of Budd Lake, New Jersey will be on hand to provide corned beef sandwiches and non-alcoholic beer to all. Everyone is encouraged to wear your best St. Patrick's Day costume!

Event Pre-registration is available online at for $18 ($16 USATF) until March 14th. All pre-registrants will receive a 2008 Leprechaun Leap 5k t-shirt.

Entry Fees are $22 March 15th till race day and registration will be available on site from 11:30am to 12:45pm.

For more information on the race route, sponsors or registration please visit or call Ellen Cady at (973) 347-3088.

About the Joan Knechel Cancer Center
This state-of-the-art facility at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center offers the most advanced technologies for treating cancer, along with expert doctors and nurses and highly-trained technicians to employ those technologies and treatments to greatest advantage for their patients.

About the Mayor's Wellness Council
Our goal is to promote and encourage wellness in Mount Olive Township through education, prevention and community action.

The wellness committee strives to increase opportunities for New Jersey residents to participate in daily physical activities.

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