It is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that this year’s LIVE, IN PERSON Action For Distraction is being cancelled by The Foundation of 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 cancelling the live event on May 9th, we ARE keeping the event’s “Virtual 5K” option open!

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8th Annual ^ Action For Distraction 5K

The event that would have been Saturday, May 9th, 2020 in Morristown can now be done ANYWHERE!  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 in the mail!  You can do the 3.1 miles anywhere (even on your treadmill)!

You never know when illness or injury is going to strike a child in your life or the life of someone you know. The Action For Distraction 5K was started when a 10 year old from Long Valley realized the importance of being distracted while in the hospital. Zach Rice was in perfect health one minute, and spent the next two years in and out of hospitals with a rare septic hip infection and resulting Avascular Necrosis. Come support Zach, along with this year's "Face of the Race," who has recently  needed Goryeb Children's Hospital like Zach did, along with the 50,000 kids who need treatment there each year!

Early Packet Pick-Ups

If you are pre-registered for The Action For Distraction 5K, there are 3 early packet pick-ups for your convenience.  Only registrations received by midnight THE NIGHT BEFORE the packet pick-up will be available at that time/location (if you registered at 4pm, don't expect your packet to be there at 6pm at that night's pick-up location). You are NOT required to pick up your packet ahead of time ... packets will be available on race morning for those who pre-registered as well as for day-of registrations.

Applebee's in Hackettstown 

Saturday, May 2nd

8:00 am - 10:00 am 

Come and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, tea and juice for just $10 (proceeds benefit Goryeb Children's Hospital), and pick up your packet while you're there to avoid lines on race day!  You don't have to be registered for the race to enjoy the pancakes!  Get your tickets here!

 Mt. Olive Chili's

53 International Drive S

Flanders

**tentatively**

Thursday, May 7th

6pm-8pm

We'll be there from 6-8 pm with packets, but if you just want to eat there during the day, **with each flyer presented ALL DAY, Chili's will donate 10% of the check to Goryeb Children's Hospital**


475 South Street

Morristown

Friday, May 8th

11:00 am- 4:00 pm

**This is the satellite parking location for the 5K as well, so you can scope it out!  We will have 3 shuttle buses running continuously on race day between the parking lot and the race start/finish line, so you can even hop on a bus to go back to your car if you forgot something (it's less than a mile away)!**

-If you pick up your packet ahead of time, the tickets included in the packet are for door prizes. Bring them with you on race day to enter to win one of the door prizes we've secured. These cannot be replaced, so don't lose them!