Award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack photographer Michael Lisa and his wife, Annette, will host the third annual Lisa Photo Stride For The Cure race and fund raiser for the American Cancer Society on Saturday, June 23.
Designated the seventh race on Saturday’s card, the Lisa Photo Stride For The Cure will feature horses and drivers wearing pink equipment to raise awareness for ACS’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Trainer Mark Ford and his wife, Kelly, have donated pink equipment for each horse in the race as well as pink whips for the drivers. Kristen Bartlett, wife of driver Jason Bartlett, donated pink drivers’ goggles. Trainer Julie Miller has donated a pink blanket for the winning horse.
Steve Every of Pioneer Sports Inc., whose firm supplies the field paints for the National Football League, will apply a custom pink ribbon logo to the Meadowlands infield similar to those found in NFL endzones. A football signed by New York Giants defenseman Justin Tuck is among the items up for auction at the Lisas’ fund raising event in Paddock Park.
The festivities kick off at 3 pm with a 5K for human athletes that starts and ends on the racetrack. The 5K is just $25 to enter (fee includes event t-shirt, post-race party with live music, prize drawings and other activities). All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration can be done online at Active.com or on site at the Meadowlands beginning at 1 pm on Saturday.
The 5K is a sanctioned event and prizes will be awarded for the top runners in each division. Men's and Women's division winners will receive FREE running shoes courtesy of Road Runner Sports of Paramus, NJ (Rt. 4 West). Water stations are being provided by North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute of Clifton.Showers and locker room facilities are available.
The Ladies Night post-race party, presented by 95.5 WPLJ FM, is open to everyone. Festivities include live music from 4 pm through the end of racing, prize drawings and giveaways. DAME will perform 4 – 7 pm, followed by Bobby Strange, the Past Masters and My Arcadia, featuring the Lisas’ son, Mike.
Drink specials for ladies, featuring Flip Flop Wine and Rum, will be available all night long. Fans can also sign up for the Flip Flop Rum Run, a flip-flop race over the grass, which benefits international shoe charity Soles4Souls.
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