The KDM Foundation is preparing for its 12th Annual Fun Run, scheduled for Saturday, March 9, in Sea Bright.
As Sea Bright continues to struggle in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, this year’s race will benefit Sea Bright Recreation and the many activities it provides to the community.
The participation and generosity of area residents has enabled KDM to complete a wide array of projects throughout the area and this year’s race will be a meaningful opportunity to help neighbors in need.
There are several changes that have been made to the event for this year’s edition that aim to improve the race experience for everyone. Similar to other large charitable races, this year preregistration will be required for all participants who wish to receive a racing number and official running time.
Participants may preregister online by visiting www.kdmfoundation.com until Feb. 20. Those who do will get their racing number and electronic tracking chip mailed to them.
People who do not preregister will still be able to participate on the day of the race and to receive this year’s KDM race shirt. The registration price is $35.
The race committee is looking forward to the 2013 KDM Foundation Fun Run for a day filled with fun, friends and entertainment.
The KDM Foundation, also known as the Keith McHeffey Foundation, was created to keep alive the spirit of McHeffey and countless other local victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, through a variety of charitable functions.
McHeffey was a kind and giving person who will never be forgotten by his family or friends. He spent his life giving of himself to others. Now, the foundation is giving back to the community in his good name. His life was a testament of “how to live.“
The foundation has created a permanent memorial to area victims in the newly renovated Memorial Field at Piping Rock Park in Rumson. The foundation also awards annual memorial scholarships in his name to students at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and has assisted many of the youth sports programs including Fair Haven, Sea Bright and Rumson.