Boots On The Ground Charity Fun Walk-Run 5K

Sussex County Community College
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The “Boots on The Ground” race is a family oriented, pet friendly, charity fun walk or 5k run. Hosted in corporation by both Lt. Charles A. Meyer, American Legion Post 86, Newton, NJ and Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ. The SCCC campus is in Newton, NJ, the county seat of Sussex, spanning across the rolling hills of this county.

The mission of the event is to bring attention and subsequently, support to the veterans of Sussex County. Both Lt. Charles A. Meyer, American Legion Post 86 and Sussex County Community College believe veterans transitioning back to civilian life appreciate the support of a welcoming community. Join with us to show them, we welcome and support them. Your entrance fees will go a long way in providing educational resources and economic support for our veterans.

The race consists of both a 5k race and a fun walk. The course, 3.1 miles, is around the parameter of Sussex County Community College campus, with the charity walk, 2.1 miles, along the same course. The campus, as with all of Sussex County, is composed of rolling hills offering scenic views of the greater Newton, NJ., making it a great place for this event.

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