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!

                                      Virtual     

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!

Don't forget about The Skeleton Run!

Our scary version if events will be haunting you sometime in October

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Horseshoe Lake, Roxbury, NJ

After learning the ropes from her brother for 5 years helping with the Action For Distraction, 13-year-old Mackenzie Rice is teaming up with her surgeon, Dr. Barbara Minkowitz & theChildren's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center(COSMC) to bring you The Skeleton Run for Bone Health Awareness and Research! While the need for bone health awareness is a serious cause, the race will be nothing but family fun! There will be plenty of Halloween happenings both along the 3.1 mile course, the 1-mile Trick-or-Treat Trail AND at the after-party!! Come join us, in OR out of costume, and enjoy candy trick-or-treat aid stations along the course, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch & decorating station, and cider & donuts at the finish line! And, just like at the AFD, there will be FINISHER'S MEDALS FOR EVERYONE, age-group awards three-deep & LONG-SLEEVED T-Shirts for the first 250 registered! So come learn about bone health, and have some good-old fashioned Halloween fun ....

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Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

May 9th

2020

Action For Distraction 5K

75 Kitchell Road, Morristown, NJ 07962

$25

Per Ticket

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Oct ??

2020

Skeleton Run: 5K, 10K  & Kids Trick or Treat Trail

Horseshoe Lake

$25

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May 2nd

2020

Applebee's Flapjack Breakfast & Packet Pick-Up, 8:00am -10:00am

Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ 

$10

Per Ticket

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