The Madonna 5K Walk/Run (M5K), which is certified by USA Track & Field, has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 10am. It was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 22, but with forecasts calling for cold tempertures, high winds, and rain, the event has been postponed one week.
The start and finish line will be at Madonna Church, 359 Whiteman Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The M5K will benefit 12-year-old Fort Lee resident, Briana Lopez, who is fighting Leukemia.
“When my friends complain about doing homework, I tell them to just be thankful,” said Briana who was interviewed live on NBC’s Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on September 22.
Briana has been fighting Leukemia for the past 8 months, and her mother provided the bone marrow transplant that saved her life. Now Briana wants to help raise awareness for children’s cancer.
The family is donating portions of the M5K to the Tomorrows Children’s Fund, which is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center, where nurses and doctors helped Briana pull through.
Over 200 participants are registered for the M5K. To sign up as an individual or as part of a team or to make a donation, go to: MadonnaChurch.org.
• Online registration is open again and ends Thursday, Oct 27 at 11p.m.
• In-person registrations on race day (Oct 29) will begin at 8:30a.m. The GPS address for the M5K is 359 Whiteman Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
• Little kid and big kid races will begin at 9:30a.m. The main race is scheduled for 10a.m.
About: Church of the Madonna, the organizer of the Madonna 5K, serves over 1,000 families who speak over 60 languages, making it one of the most culturally diverse Catholic parishes in Bergen County. Madonna Church provides religious formation for public school children, and shares property with Christ The Teacher School, a Catholic school for grades PreK-8th grades. Madonna Cemetery and Mausoleum, which sponsored the race medals, is located at 2070 Hoefley’s Lane, Fort Lee, NJ. For more information, go to MadonnaChurch.org.