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March 21, 2005
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Kean University to Host 5K Fund-raising Race
for the Children's Museum of Central New Jersey

UNION, N.J. ––To help raise the funds needed to build the Children’s Museum of Central New Jersey (CMCNJ), Kean University will host a 5K race on Sunday, April 17, at the main campus, 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. The main race is for participants aged 10 to 75 and will start at 9:30 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., youngsters aged 2 through 11 can participate in Kidz Spwints, which are 30- to 150-yard dashes, depending upon age group. From 8:30 a.m. to noon, children can enjoy an amusement fair including an inflatatable moonwalk and ball crawl, as well as face painting, prizes, food, music and more.

Kean University has partnered with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in this endeavor to help raise money to meet the projected $12 million that will be needed to develop the interactive, hands-on museum serving the needs and interests of children. Currently in negotiations with the Liberty Hall Foundation, the Freeholders and CMCNJ board members hope to locate the new facility on the hall’s grounds directly across from Kean University off Morris Avenue in Union.

Registration fees for the 5K race are $17 prior to April 12 and $20 afterward; and $7 for Kidz Spwints. Visit www.oymp.net, e-mail mzrace@oymp.net or call (732) 381-0318 for more information or to register. Proceeds will benefit CMCNJ.