Red Bank, NJ (Nov. 19, 2018) – Youth development programs at the Red Bank Family YMCA and the borough’s Department of Parks and Recreation will benefit from the Red Bank Classic 5K, which will return to downtown Red Bank on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Race organizers are encouraging local residents to register early for the community health event. Runners can save by taking advantage of special pricing available Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23 to Nov. 25. Early bird registration fees are $25 for the 5K and $12 for the children’s fun run.  Fees will increase to $30 and $15 when general registration opens Jan. 1, 2019.

The inaugural race, held in June 2018, raised $20,000 for the Y and Parks & Recreation programs that support the healthy development of area children. Over 1,000 runners participated in the event, including Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy.

“The Community YMCA is grateful for the support, which makes it possible for Red Bank children in need to access healthy and enriching programs that help them learn, grow and thrive,” said Laurie Goganzer, president and chief executive officer, The Community YMCA.

The Red Bank Classic 5K course is a USATF-sanctioned race and certified course, as well as a USATF 2019 Grand Prix Event. It will begin and end on Broad Street at the corner of Monmouth Street.

Areas businesses and organizations are invited to support the community event with sponsorships as follows:

  • Title Sponsorship – $15,000
  • Presenting Sponsorship – $5,000
  • Gold Level Sponsorship – $2,500
  • Silver Level Sponsorship – $1,000
  • Sound Sponsorship – $750
  • Mile Marker Sponsorship – $500
  • Downtown Pole Banners – $250
  • Vendor Table – $100

Event registration will be available online at Registration includes a
t-shirt and a swag bag to the first 500 participants.

For more information on the race, sponsorships or volunteering, visit the race Web site or e-mail For frequent updates, follow the Red Bank Classic 5K on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Photo caption: Children get ready for the Broad Street Dash at the 2018 Red Bank Classic 5K event. The Red Bank Family YMCA will once again benefit from proceeds of the community event, which will take place June 15, 2019. Early bird registration is available Nov. 23-25. General registration opens Jan. 1, 2019.

About The Community YMCA

The Y is a leading nonprofit charity that strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Community YMCA serves more than 20,000 residents in greater Monmouth County, NJ through programs such as: preschool, before and after school care, summer day camp, teen leadership, arts enrichment, health and wellness and personal and family counseling. In 2017, the Y provided $871,250 in financial assistance and program subsidies to strengthen 1,746 children and families in Monmouth County. For more information, visit