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Run Supporting Wyckoff Schools Kicks Off Saturday

The event will feature a certified 5K race, a one mile Family Fun Run/Walk, and politicians in the dunk tank

The Wyckoff Education Foundation will host its annual 5K Run & 1 mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at Eisenhower Middle School.

The event will feature a certified 5K race beginning at 10 a.m. with a one mile Family Fun Run/Walk at 11 a.m., according to WEF Public Relations Chair Brian Benedik.

Anyone looking to participate can register online through Friday. Walk up registrations will also be accepted on the day of the event up until race time.

Race participant fees are $25 or $20 for USATF Members. Family Fun Run/Walk fees are $15 for adults and $10 for children with a $45 family maximum. After the one mile event, prizes will be distributed to winners during an Awards Ceremony with a Family Fun Zone party to follow.

Racers and party-goers can expect a DJ, games, rides and plenty of food and drink.

Township Mayor Chris DePhillips and Committeeman Brian Scanlan will be seated at a dunk tank at the post-race carnival, Benedik told Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch on Wednesday.

“The Fall Run/Walk is one of our larger WEF fundraisers of the year and we always can count on the support of our Wyckoff community” said WEF President Robert Bayer. “The prior contributions from Wyckoff and the surrounding communities has been phenomenal. The funds from last year’s event allowed WEF to purchase "

The Wyckoff Education Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 1990 in response to declining government funding of schools. The WEF Fundraisers directly benefit more than 2,300 Wyckoff students in the four elementary schools and the Eisenhower Middle School. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised $1.2 million and has awarded the funds through grants to the Wyckoff Board of Education.

Participants can register online at www.wyckoff.org.

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