L.E.A.D To Hold Second Annual 5K In October

Pictured from left to right is Officer Chenice Wesley
with the L.E.A.D. Mascot, Leo, at the 2020 Asbury Park Walk. 
(Photo courtesy of Molly Montville)

ASBURY PARK, NJ – Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) is hosting it’s second annual 5k Run/Walk at Asbury Park’s Bradley Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 9 a.m.

“We’re excited to host our second annual 5K run/walk to help benefit the local L.E.A.D program in the Asbury Park area,” said Nick DeMauro, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of L.E.A.D. said in a statement.

“Our events give us the opportunity to continue our mission of developing more programs and training more officers throughout the U.S. We look forward to working with the local L.E.A.D. officers to make this event a success for the community to educate and create safer, healthier communities free of drugs and violence.”

L.E.A.D. offers resources to law enforcement agencies to help their partnerships with educators, community leaders, and families with their anti-drug, anti-violence K-12 curriculums.

The race will be a loop, starting and finishing from the Convention Hall. It will go down the boardwalk, through Ocean Grove and Bradley Beach, turning at the fountain in Bradley Park. All runners will be provided with accurate times.

Race registrants are encouraged to make teams to receive an award for the highest fund-raising team. Additional prizes will be awarded to the three fastest men and women and people/teams that hit certain fundraising levels.

Participants can register pre-race day for $30 or on race day for $35, with 75 percent of net profits raised will go toward the participating local L.E.A.D. chapter.

For more information on the walk/5k, you can head over to L.E.A.D’s website.