The 2013 NJ Liberty Run Marathon and Fleet Week Festival
The day will conclude with a post-race festival and another free concert.
May 24 – 25, 2013
Friday May 24th
Will consist of a fun filled day with the Sports and Fitness Expo, Hot Legs High Heel Hustle, Pre-Race Dinner and concert at Liberty State Park.
Saturday May 25th
The Liberty Run Marathon Festival weekend will draw an additional 15,000 persons to the gold coast area to participate in all the events.
After many years of supporting the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Liberty State Park, and the surrounding Hudson County community, the Liberty Run Foundation and its group of famous Marines will conduct the inaugural 2013 New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon and Fleet Week Festival. Best known for the historic 610 mile Statue of Liberty Marathon Run in 1985, (a brief history can be seen at www.lrmg.org and You Tube “Marines save the Lady”) this group of Marine Veterans continue to give back to the community. The Liberty Run Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides its charity beneficiaries, both military and civilian alike, with a variety of specialized services, funding support, scholarships, and volunteers at the community level.
The Liberty Run Foundation proudly presents the first annual 2013 New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon and Fleet Week Festival on May 24-25, 2013. Enjoy vistas of the New Jersey Hudson River Communities and Liberty State Park that include spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
Activities begin on Friday, May 24th with race packet pick-up and a Health Expo at Liberty State Park with events geared toward Fleet Week activities. This fun filled evening includes the renowned High Heel Hustle competition (an 80 Yard Dash fun run with 2-inch heels), food vendors, sponsors and a free concert. Proceeds from the High Heel Hustle will benefit the USO. This remarkable evening will be the start of Memorial Day weekend, a time for family and fun and honoring our MILITARY. Saturday, May 25th events will start early with the kick-off of all of the races. This community event, which starts and finishes in Jersey City, will include a world class marathon, half marathon and 5K as part of the group of races that will weave through our Hudson County parks and communities, to include Liberty State Park.
The Liberty Run Foundation is an organization that is dedicated to giving back to the community. The slogan of the non-profit group is “Veterans serving the Community”. This is not only a motto, but this is the heart and soul of the organization. Participants and supporters of the 2013 New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon and Fleet Week Festival will have the opportunity to contribute to this effort as proceeds from the event will benefit local charities that directly impact the Hudson County Community and the state of New Jersey.
Committed to conducting a “First Class Experience”, the New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon Fleet Week Festival is open to athletes of all abilities. An annual event, this inaugural race will draw competitors from all over the world, both military and civilian, to compete and celebrate in the most picturesque and historic skyline of the world. Family oriented fun for all; it will be a time for competition and community, rewarding the emotions of all participants, sponsors, volunteers and spectators.
As previously mentioned, proceeds from the New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon Fleet Week Festival will go directly into community. Military and Veteran Organizations in New Jersey are listed at www.libertyrunmarathon.org. Your participation, combined with the hard work of their volunteers, will build a positive environment and benefit the entire Hudson County region this year as well as years to come.
The Mission of the New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon cannot be realized without the support and partnership of their sponsors. This annual event depends on the support represented in monetary donations and in-kind product or service donations. This type of support will be the backbone to this crucial fundraising event. Opportunities exist at various levels for your company to support the New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon and fleet Week Festival allowing you to maximize your return on investment, while shining as a positive community role model.