After a summer filled with Amyloidosis awareness and fund-raising events in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation returns to the Garden State for yet another great event, this time on the last official day of summer. On September 22, runners, walkers and those simply looking to support a great cause are invited to be part of the 4th annual Hugh Claus 5K fun run and walk.
In less than three weeks, the runners and walkers will converge on South Seaside Park in Berkeley Township, New Jersey for the festivities. Starting at 9 a.m., the family friendly event atmosphere hosts a 1-mile fun run prior to the 9:30 a.m. 5K. Each race carries a participation price point, the 1-mile event is $15, with the 5K just $35. A shirt may be available based on availability, but participation also includes a post-race social, hosted by Bum Rogers Crab House.
The racecourse is easy for participants of all skill levels. After leaving the park in Berkeley Township, runners and walkers alike will journey through neighboring streets, passing homes and landmarks that make this area so nice. In addition, a portion of the course takes participants along the bay in Seaside Park before returning back to the park and the finish line.
The race itself is held to honor the memory of its namesake, Hugh Claus. Organized by his daughter Patty, Hugh passed away from Amyloidosis in 2013. As with many cases of Amyloidosis, his diagnosis came too late.
“This race is for my dad,” noted Patty Claus. “We get together every year; a loyal group of runners, a supportive group of sponsors and the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation and we aim to have fun, all while raising awareness for a great cause,” continued Claus. “I’m hoping by educating the public on the disease I can help save someone else’s pop-pop, dad, or husband. Much like how Chip Miller is missed by so many, including his family, I miss my dad every single day. He was a great man, hardworking and an Army veteran. I miss him terribly. I invite everyone to be part of this event to honor my dad and help fight this horrible disease.”
Finally, this event would not be made possible without the support of our great sponsors! The CMAF would like to take a moment to recognize and thank Zarilli Homes, Mantoloking Rd. Ale House, Servpro, Anthony Paterno Air Duct Cleaning, Atlantic Wellness & Spine Center, Robert Ott Landscaping, Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine and Chef Mike’s ABG (Atlantic Bar & Grill). These sponsors, combined with our event attendees help make the Hugh Claus 5K event the success it has been, and will be going forward.
As with all events, prices and participation vary, but complete details on the 2019 season can be found online at www.ChipMiller.org or via the CMAF Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AmyloidosisAwarenes. In addition, details on the race itself can be found via the 5K Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hughclausmemorialrun/.