It is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that this year’s LIVE, IN PERSON Action For Distraction is being canceled by The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center out of an abundance of caution for the flu, COVID-19 and other seasonal illnesses, as well as in keeping with the CDC guidelines on social distancing. While we are canceling the live event on May 9th, we ARE keeping the event’s “Virtual 5K” option open!  You can sign up through MIDNIGHT on MAY 9TH!!


8th Annual ^ Action For Distraction 5K

The event that would have been Saturday, May 9th, 2020 in Morristown can now be done ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!  Running has long been seen as a great health benefit, boosting your physical and mental health, reducing stress and more!  Our Virtual Run  allows you to practice social distancing while still supporting Goryeb Children's Hospital!  You sign up, and we'll send you your bib, finisher's medal & t-shirt (to the first 250 registered participants) in the mail!  You can do the 3.1 miles anywhere (even on your treadmill)!


(or make someone else smile ... )

It's easy to get a marker on the course to cheer on a loved one or advertise your business!

This 18x24 Path Marker could be yours for a $50 Donation!

Advertise your business, or show your family's support!

Please email the information you would like included in YOUR OWN trail marker in a .PDF or .JPEG file to Mackenzie with the subject line (S)mile by April 9th along with your payment.

Your message will be on display along the 3.1 mile Action For Distraction Course on race day!

Click here to purchase your (S)mile!