From the Fuce 5K Committee--
The date for the Third Annual Fuce 5K Family Fun Run/Walk has been set for June 18, 2011. The Fuce 5K is an event sponsored by the Fuccile Foundation, a non-for-profit organization striving to raise money for resident families in need.
"Last year's event exceeded our expectations. We welcomed over 650 participants and raised $30,000 for three area families, the Almeida Family, with 8 year old Emily who has battled cancer; the McGuiness Family, with 10 year old Danny who lost his fight against Cystic Fibrosis; and the Gossiaux Family, with teenager Maggie who battles non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, " stated Michael Bradley, newly named race director for the 2011 event. "I am looking forward to heading up the event. We are also lucky to have long- time active Metuchen resident James Schleck joining the Fuccile Foundation and Race Committee this year."
The race will continue to be dedicated to the memory of Michael Fuccile. Mike, 36, was murdered on his way to work on September 4, 2008 in Jersey City. He left behind his wife of ten years, Nancy, and three children, Michael, 9, Jack, 7 and Brooke, 5. Mike played an active role in his community and, most especially, his children's lives. To learn more about Mike, visit the website Fuce5.com/Mike.
The race, the Fuce 5K Metuchen Family Fun Run/Walk, will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. The course will begin and end at the Pearl Street parking lot in downtown Metuchen and will wind race participants through the community.
Racers can register in advance either online at www.fuce5.com or by filling out the registration forms found at local Metuchen merchants such as Runner's High and mailing it to Fuce 5 Fund, PO Box 453, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Families can also register race day from 7-8 a.m. Early registrants will receive a complimentary race t-shirt.
For more information regarding the race, sponsorship opportunities or volunteering, please contact the committee at www.fuce5.com. The race committee members are Sally Ayotte, Michael Bradley, Scott Brooks, Stacey Derector, Jay Galeota, Nancy Fuccile and James Schleck.