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>The Mary Therese Rose Fund Announces Their First 5K Run on May 5


The Mary Therese Rose Fund Announces Their First 5K Run on May 5

On Saturday May 5, the Mary Therese Rose fund will sponsor their first annual 5K run/walk at Darlington Park Recreation Area. Darlington Park is located at 600 Darlington Ave., Mahwah, NJ.The event includes a 5 K Run/Walk and Mary’s Mile. ALL 5K Runner/Walkers receive T-shirt and Goody Bag while supplies last.

The 5K registration Fee is $20 Early Registration (if received by 4/25) and $25 (after April 25 until
race day – May 5th). 2012 USATF-NJ Athletes save $2 (if fee received by April 25th). Online
registration is available at and

Event Schedule:
8:30am – 9:45am Goodie Bag, bib# & chip pickup
10:00am 5K Run/Walk start
11:00am Mary’s Mile
11:30am Awards

Awards For:
• Top 3 overall male and female 5K winners
• Top 3 largest teams
(Teams must be comprised of 5+ runners/walkers)
• Over 60 Individual Age Group Medals 7 Yrs through 80+ (10 Yr Age Groups for 5K)

“The MTR Fund – named for Mary Therese Rose Crilly – helps special needs children enjoy the same kind of joyful, active life that Mary enjoyed despite her limitations. Mary passed away just weeks before her fifth birthday from Joubert syndrome. Though Mary was profoundly disabled, her limitless love and courage inspired those closest to her to establish this fund in her name to pay for services (i.e.: therapies, orthotics, wheelchairs, walkers and similar type equipment) for children with disabilities whose parents cannot afford to provide the care their children desperately need.

The Mary Fund helps these special children reclaim some of the simple joys of childhood, denied
them by the disabilities that keep them from living life to its fullest.

As each child is able to enjoy the simple pleasures of childhood and life because of the fund, Mary’s beautiful smile spreads from face to face. It is these smiles that will forever keep Mary’s life a
celebration of love, joy, hope, simplicity and happiness.

Find out more about the MTR Fund and our events at

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