East Brunswick Township and the Raritan Valley Road Runners are teaming up for the upcoming 36th Annual East Brunswick Road Races, which will include the Kids Pumpkin Dash, a 1-Mile Fun Run, a 5K and a 10K road race.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the East Brunswick Rescue Squad. The rescue squad is 100 percent volunteer and relies solely on the generosity of donors. Last year, the Rescue Squad responded to more than 2,000 911 calls for emergency assistance.
The races will be held rain or shine on Oct. 13 at the Crystal Springs Aquatic Center, located at 380 Dunhams Corner Road. Registration will begin at 11 a.m.
The Kids Pumpkin Dashes will begin at noon with an entry fee of $7. All children who participate will receive a ribbon and a pumpkin to paint.
The 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 12:30, p.m. with a $12 fee. All participants will receive a medal.
The 5K and 10 K races will begin at 1 p.m. with a pre-registration fee of $22 that must be postmarked by Oct. 3. On Oct. 4, the fee will be $30 and registration will be done in person on the day of the race.
Trophies will be awarded to the top participants in each age group for the 5K and 10K races.
The races are open to anyone who is medically able and properly trained, regardless of age, ability, physical or mental disability.
The East Brunswick Youth Council will also be on hand to do free face painting. In addition, there will be post-race refreshments, music and a raffle.
For more information about the races and to register, visit www.EBRR.org or email EBRRINC@gmail.com.