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|7th Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes
Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 28, 2018
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 28, for what promises to be another great race! The 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 96 East Allendale Road, Saddle River, NJ.
Please allow time for parking, stretching, and getting to the start line. We line up at 8:15 a.m. sharp! We are expecting over 500 runners and walkers, so we suggest you carpool or walk if possible.
Following the race, there will be an awards ceremony with refreshments, children’s activities, and live music at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Click blue bar above to register for the run directly with Compuscore.
$25 per person if received by April 21, 2018 11:59 p.m. EST
$30 per person after April 21 and on the day of the run
Discount of $3.00 for all USATF NJ members
Fair Market Value of goods & services received for each registration is $15.
To download the registration form and waivers and return by mail, click here.
To download a map of the course, click here.
* Register by April 7th to be guaranteed a t-shirt *
Since its inception in 2012, the Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run, including gifts from the Hughes and Zabransky families has raised more than $2 million.
The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Run for Sue Committee continue to fund a memorial scholarship by helping to support the education of promising students at the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. The Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Scholarship will award two scholars in the School of Medicine’s inaugural class who are emblematic of Sue’s dedication, loving nature and commitment to excellence.
Funding also continues for two weeks of camp at Pony Power Therapies in Mahwah, NJ for patients treated at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. This equine therapy program offers pediatric patients and their families' opportunities to engage in activities related to horses and the farm.
Funds from previous years have benefited Susan’s Suite- a 10-bed oncology suite in our renovated Emergency and Trauma Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and established the position of Oncology Patient Navigator- ensuring a smooth transition of care.
We are grateful for the dedicated sponsors, donors and participants who have supported these endeavors.
review the list of sponsorship opportunities by clicking here.
Your support will make a difference. (NOTE:
Do not use the "Give Now" button on the top right for
sponsorships or Remembrance Path donations.)
To download the sponsorship form and return by mail, click here.
Click below to purchase sponsorships or Remembrance Path donations online.
Highlights from 2017
The Story Behind the Run
This run is being organized in honor of our dear friend, Susan Zabransky Hughes, who succumbed to cervical cancer in July of 2011 at the age of 46. Many of the women joining together to organize this run met Sue through the Wandell Elementary School in Saddle River. Our children attended Wandell from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade where Sue volunteered her time and was involved in many committees. We all were touched by Sue in so many ways. Whether it was sharing her love of cooking, training at the gym, hiking at the Reservation, or vacationing, Sue just loved life and lived it to the fullest every day.
Sue had many passions in her life, and running was one of them. We have vivid memories of waving to Sue on the street in her quest for running the NYC Marathon…three times! A compassionate woman, Sue ran the NYC Marathon in 2006 to raise money benefitting cancer patients. In trying to decide the best way to keep Sue’s spirit alive while simultaneously raising money to fund Susan’s Suite at Hackensack University Medical Center, we decided to organize a 5k run/walk in Saddle River. We thought it fitting that the course includes some of the same streets Sue ran on, and the neighborhood where she lived for 15 years while raising her family. As an additional tribute, the course reaches into Upper Saddle River where she grew up.
We invite you to join us in honoring Sue by making a donation to the Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Thank you for your generosity and support!
The Run for Sue Committee
For additional information, please contact Danielle Binn at 551.996.3451 or Danielle.Binn@HackensackMeridian.org