Local Dad Remembered in Family 5K Fun-Run Planned for June 13th

Mikeheadshot.jpegEpitomizing the idea that charity starts at home, a team of Metuchen residents have announced a 5K family fun run with hopes of achieving the following goals: Raise money for resident families in need, support an active lifestyle for local youth, and enhance families through shared experiences.  This year's inaugural run is dedicated to the memory of Michael Fuccile.

Mike, a man known by many and loved by all who knew him, was tragically murdered on September 4, 2008 on his way to work in Jersey City where he served as a chief compliance officer for Merrill Lynch.  He left behind his wife of ten years, Nancy, and three children, Michael, 7, Jack, 5 and Brooke, 3.  Mike was 36 years old.

Event director Scott Brooks stresses that this is not a "race" but rather an opportunity for families to get out and enjoy the springtime weather with each other and with friends.  He hopes families will "train for the run together and continue to enjoy participating in physical activities as a family after the race."  And no one was more involved in his kids' lives than Mike, who coached their soccer, baseball, basketball teams, was the pied-piper of fun pool games, and could always be found playing a rousing game of some sort with not only his kids but with any child (and fellow-dad) who wanted to run and laugh and have fun.

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Runners can register in advance via the link below or by picking-up a registration form from a number of local Metuchen merchants, including Runner's High. Completed forms should be mailed to Fuce5 Fund, PO Box 453, Metuchen, NJ  08840.  Families can also register on race-day from 7 am - 8 am in the Pearl Street parking lot. Early registrants will receive a complimentary race t-shirt (while supplies last).  The race will begin at 8:30 am.

Sponsorship and volunteering opportunities are also available. 

Click here for complete details and registration

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