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Fifth Annual Share the Care 5K Fun Run Thursday

Expect road closures in Morris Plains from 6 to 8 p.m.

The will be held Thursday in Morris Plains from 5 to 8 p.m. to benefit the affordable housing projects of Morris Habitat.

The race, hosted by local builder RPI Design Build and Morris Plains, will start at the at 6:30 p.m, and a Kids' Fun Run for children ages 2-14 will follow shortly after the 5K. Registration will open at 5 p.m.

Police said several roads in Morris Plains will be closed during the race, including Stiles Avenue, Grannis Avenue, and parts of Glenbrook Road and Mountain Way. Officers will be posted at the intersections to assist the motorists and runners.

The event will have food, drinks and entertainment after the race. All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt, and all children participating in the Kids' Fun Run will get a medal. There will be prizes awarded to the top female and male adults overall, and top age group finishers.

Although early registration is now closed, participants can still register for $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids' Fun Run.

Organizers hope to pass last year's fundraising goal of $9,500. were Pat McGoldrick of Morris Plains, who finished top overall in 17:45.79, and Jenifer Martin of Brookside who finished in first for females in 19:21.74.

For more information about the event or to register for the race visit www.morrishabitat.org, www.morrisplainsboro.org or call 973-451-0143.

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