The Demarest 5K is a long-standing tradition in our community that is entering its 37th year! With ever strong participation in 2018, we are anticipating another exciting event in 2019. This upcoming year’s race is tentatively scheduled on Sunday May, 19, 2019.
The Demarest 5K is an opportunity not just to run one day, but also to start or be a part of an ongoing exercise program for the entire family. The event is designed to be manageable for people of all ages and skill levels and we offer a one-mile “Fun Run” so that there is something for all members of our community to participate in.
A fun and healthy tradition, the Principal’s Challenge gives students the opportunity to gradually train with their principals, teachers and parents at school in the weeks leading up to the Demarest 5K and One Mile Fun Run.
The Demarest 5K Needs Sponsors!
The Demarest 5K is one of our school system’s largest fundraisers. With rising costs in education and constraints on school budgets, our goal this year is to break last year’s record in funds raised, BUT in order to achieve this, we need your help. If each family at school helps to acquire at least one sponsor for the event, we could easily achieve our goal! You can ask your local businesses all over Bergen County (nail salons, dry cleaners, deli/restaurant, medical offices, gyms, landscape companies etc…) to sponsor the event.
And, you can also approach larger companies for their support. Often corporations have Corporate Matching Gift Programs where they will match total proceeds earned towards a charitable organization. The Demarest PTO is a 501(c)3 charitable entity.