Family Fun: 5K Doggie Dash Will Support Spectrum for Living

Spectrum for Living invites people of all ages and their four-legged furry friends to the annual Family 5K, Walk and Doggie Dash race, this year scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 22.

The family-fun event is hosted by Spectrum for Living to raise money for its mission of helping adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. Everyone is welcome to walk, run or stroll with or without a dog.

The race will be held at Overpeck Park in the Ridgefield Park Area III section, a USATF Certified Course. Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m., with the race kickoff at 10 a.m., followed by awards and lunch at about 11 a.m. The day will wrap up at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Pre-registration for the race is $35 through April 21 and includes a t-shirt and giveaway for dogs if done by April 7. Registration on the day of the event is $40 and shirts and giveaway for dogs can’t be guaranteed. To register for the Family 5K, Walk and Doggie Dash, click here.

Spectrum for Living is a non-profit organization “dedicated to the philosophy that persons with developmental disabilities have the same rights as others to a fulfilling and meaningful life.” Founded by a group of Bergen County parents in 1978, the organization strives to make sure that adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities have the same rights, freedoms and responsibilities as everyone else. Spectrum for Living offers physical and emotional support for these individuals to their lives to their fullest potential.

Headquartered in River Vale, the nonprofit operates 28 Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) locations in three counties and serves more than 800 people. Spectrum for Living also provides group home living, supervised apartments, and a network of adult training centers that offer educational and recreational opportunities in a safe, secure and fully accessible environment.