2/20/2013 7:50:50 PM

Join a Team for the Bay Head 5K

Good Morning Bay Head 5kers!
I hope this winter finds you all well. We are looking forward to seeing you all on May 18th this year to celebrate  the 10th Annual Bay Head 5k Memory Run, hosted by The Kate Shea Foundation. Registration is now open! Please visit www.bayhead5k.com to register and see all the information for this years run/walk. There are 3 ways to register this year;
1) As a single runner/walker
2) You can create a team to honor someone who has been affected in any way, by any disease
3) You can join an existing team
There is also an option to purchase a ticket for the after party which will be held at Martell's Tiki bar in Point Pleasant Beach from 12pm to 5pm. This has become the party to kick off summer and is  an excellent family event that is friendly for all ages. There will be a beach BBQ,  2 hour open bar,  DJ , prizes and much more!
We started our team concept last year and it was a tremendous success! What better way to honor a loved one than to run/walk with your family and friends as a team, raising both funds, and awareness, to fight all forms of cancer. Here's how it works,
  • Each team names their team whatever they choose
  • Each team will be a minimum of 5 members
  • Each member pays their $25.00 entrance fee and then pledges to raise a minimum of 75.00 more
  • We have made the process very simple this year.  You can invite friends to both join or donate to your team, via all social media when registering. i.e.. Facebook, Twitter, email
  • Each team will be listed on our race shirts
  • The top 3 teams in fundraising will also receive prizes for their efforts
Last year we started a segment called 'A Peace of Kate" to allow friends and family of my sister Kate to express their feelings and love through memories and thoughts of Kate. This was an incredible segment that I received a ton of heartfelt feedback on, and that people really looked forward to each week. It allowed all of you to "learn" Kate if you will, and to feel the love that so many have for her.

I have decided that this year I would like to open this up to you all. I want our participants to "know" who you are running/walking for. I would like to invite you to forward to me directly any story, thought or memory, that you would like to share about someone you love that has passed, is currently fighting any form of cancer, or who is a survivor. My vision is to share these stories with everyone and to simply make a difference, hence the name of our event The Bay Head 5k Memory Run!  I am well aware with how tough it is to speak of something so close to your heart, and I ask that you please let me know when reaching out with a thought, story or memory that it is ok for me to share this with everyone involved in our event. If you would like to share you can send me your stories directly at 
We look forward to throwing another amazing event for you this year. See you on May 18th!
Best Always,
Ed Shea
The Kate Shea Foundation
The Bay Head 5k Memory Run

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