The Summit Police Department is inviting members of the Summit and nearby communities to participate in the Making a Difference 5K run in honor of Detective Matthew Tarentino on Saturday, September 9 at 9AM in downtown Summit.
The event is being organized by the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) with Overlook Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, as the primary sponsor. It will consist of two separate races: a 5K run and a one-mile walk/fun run to accommodate participants of varying levels of interest and ability. Each race will feature a scenic course through downtown Summit, award prizes for top finishers, and provide post-race food and entertainment.
Registration fees for the 5K run are $30 per person until August 31, and $35 from September 1 to 9. Fees for the one-mile run/walk are $20 until August 31 and $25 from September 1 to 9 and can be completed online. The rain date is Sunday, September 10.
“Detective Matthew Tarentino was a competitive runner who thoroughly enjoyed the sport,” explains Summit Police Officer and run coordinator Kathleen Maggiulli. “Initiating this run in Matt’s name to benefit his family is a fitting tribute that would mean the world to him. The Summit Police Department is proud to participate alongside the PAL and sincerely thanks the community for joining us.”
Visit the Making a Difference 5K run website for more information or contact the Summit Police Department at 908-273-0051. Donations to the Tarentino family can also be made here.