Yad Leah, a northern New Jersey-based organization that provides new and gently used clothing to the needy in Israel, plans the “Dash for Dignity 5k and 1-mile Family Walk” on Sunday, November 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can run in their own neighborhoods or on a treadmill, or pick one of Yad Leah’s four officially measured courses in Votee Park in Teaneck, Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, Saddle River County Park starting in Glen Rock, or the Tallman Trail in Palisades.
The safe, fun, and healthy community-wide family run, aims to raise funds to distribute clothing to struggling families in Israel at this difficult time.
Runners and walkers who cross a finish line will receive a medal and a to-go snack pack, and have a photo opportunity. All participants, regardless of which option they choose, also will receive an event tee-shirt, official bib number, curated music playlist, and an advanced downloadable running app to track time and pace.
All registrants can set up their own personal web page for friends and family to support their efforts. Special prizes and gifts will be awarded to all participants who raise $500 or more to help provide warm winter clothing for families in Israel.
Participation in the Dash for Dignity is also a great idea for someone marking a bar or bat mitzvah, special birthday, or other milestone.
To ensure social distancing and a safe environment, advance registration is required at .yadleah.org/dash