August 17, 2017 Share

UIH Family Partners Hosts 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run in Veteran’s Park

UIH Family Partners will be hosting its 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Fathers and Families in beautiful Veteran’s Park in Hamilton on Saturday, October 7th. This magnificent 333 acre park is made up of ribbons of walking paths sprinkled throughout wooded areas with intermittent picnic grounds, rest stops and athletic fields. The west side of the park features a large lake centered by a beautiful high-flying fountain.

Race registration is currently open online at https://uihfamilypartners5k.itsyourrace.com/register/ with an Early Bird discount available through September 7th. On-site registration will be available on race day from 8:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. with the race beginning promptly at 9:00. The course is USATF sanctioned with high appeal to both casual walkers and avid runners. This event is sure to be fun for the whole family with music, dancing, refreshments and children’s activities at the conclusion of the race.

Flyer: UIH-5k-Flyer-2017 

About UIH Family Partners:

Recent research indicates that children who grow up in a fatherless home are at risk in a variety of ways. In the State of New Jersey almost 25% of our children face these risks. These children are:

five times more likely to live in poverty;
three times more likely to fail in school;
two times more likely to develop emotional or behavioral behaviors;
two times more likely to abuse drugs;
two times more likely to be abused and neglected;
three times more likely to commit suicide.

UIH Family Partners in Trenton is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of fatherhood with programs that assist men to take an active role in raising their children. Programs are designed to encourage fathers to make a positive impact on their families through active participation in carefully designed sessions that assist with employment and job readiness, parenting skills, anger management and health and wellness among others. The result is communities that are strengthened by men who embrace the challenge of fatherhood; accept financial responsibility for themselves and their families and are committed to the long-term health and stability of their children, their families, and themselves as individuals. For more information about our organization or to support our programs through a personal donation, please visit www.uihfamilypartners.org.

We look forward to the opportunity to highlight the important role that fathers play in the lives of children on Saturday, October 7th at Veteran’s Park in Hamilton. REGISTER TODAY!

Post expires at 3:05pm on Saturday October 7th, 2017