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RCC’s Third Annual Run the Rock Event

5K Run/Walk to Support Student Veterans and Rockland County Home for Heroes

RELEASE DATE: September 11, 2019

Rockland County, NY – The third annual Rockland Community College Run the Rock 5K event takes place on Sunday, October 13, 2019, rain or shine, on the main campus in Suffern. Check-in begins at 8:00 am at the RCC Fieldhouse Arena. A half-mile kids run for participants age 6-12 begins at 8:30 am. The 5K run/walk begins at 9 am. All participants will receive a medal, with trophies for the top male and female finishers. The first 100 runners receive a T-shirt. The event is open to the public, and the entry fee is $30 if registered before October 1st and $40 thereafter. Students with their RCC student ID pay $20, and kids 12 and under pay $5.

All proceeds from the race support programs for student veterans at RCC and Rockland Homes for Heroes. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The RCC Veterans Affairs office is a resource for student veterans, providing services including academic counseling and resource identification.

“The idea behind Run the Rock was to have an umbrella fundraiser for veterans groups in the county,” said Jonathan Barnwell, RCC's Coordinator of Veterans Affairs and founder of Run the Rock. “The more successful we are, the more we can help other veterans groups. As the saying goes, 'A rising tide lifts all boats.'”

All proceeds from Run the Rock events are managed by the Rockland Community College Foundation, a 510(c)3 charitable organization, and will be distributed to RCC’s Veterans Affairs and Rockland Homes for Heroes to support their work with veterans.

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Susan Lyddon, VP of Institutional Advancement
845-574-4595 or 347-840-1247