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Stomp the Monster 5K
The Stomp the Monster 5k Run and Festival is coming to Marlboro. If you're looking for a reason to go, there may be more than one.
- Beer Garden for adults
- Root Beer Garden for kids
- Tech t-shirts
- Post-race lunch and Fajji’s homemade ice cream
- Raffle entries for all participants
- Entertainment – 'Twist-n-Shout' DJ, bouncy houses, and lots more
- Race photos by Craig Haas Photography
Stomp the Monster was founded by Marlboro resident Seth Grumet, who after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010, wanted to find a way to offer a support system for those in need. Grumet's then 10-year old daughter told him the cancer was a monster under the floorboards that needed to be stomped out.
Grumet said on his website, “I met people during chemotherapy that needed help and I want to help them. Some could not get rides to treatment sessions, some were simply going through this alone, while others still had to take care of their families and homes while suffering through the sickness that comes with treatment. At first I found this terribly sad, but soon I began to see the opportunity to help.”
And so he decided to help Stomp the Monster under the floorboards by creating a non-profit organization to help in any way he could.
The 5k will go on, rain or shine, beginning at the Marlboro Recreation Center.
- 8 a.m. Registration opens, pre-race packet pick-up
- 9:30 a.m. Kids' STOMP
- 10 a.m. 1-mile Health Walk
- 10:30 a.m. 5k Run
- 11 a.m. Beer Garden opens / festivities
- 11:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony and Raffles
- 2 p.m. End
Online and mail-in registration must be completed by April 20. More information about registration and how to donate can be found at http://stompthemonster.org
Last year, Stomp the Monster raised $50,000 and had well over 1,000 people attend.
|Where||Marlboro Township Recreation Center 1996 Recreation Center Dr, Marlboro, NJ 07746|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:00 am–2:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Marlboro Township Recreation Center
The Marlboro Township Recreation Center is located off Wyncrest Road, next to the town's municipal buildings. With events for residents of all ages, the gym provides adult fitness classes, sports events including golf clinics and basketball leagues. Special events include its annual father-daughter and mother-son dances, and township seniors can choose from programs offered through its "Best of Time" publication.
Outdoors, the recreation center has basketball courts, tennis courts, and a September 11th memorial. The recreation center accepts only checks or money orders for its events and programs.