Southern Regional Hosts John R. Entrikin Memorial 5K Fundraiser
Lace up those running shoes for a good cause. Southern Regional High School serves as the site of the 2nd annual John R. Entrikin Memorial Homecoming 5K Run/Walk fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event, named for a longtime teacher in the district who passed away in 2010, raises money for scholarships.
Entrikin’s wife, Diane, said before her husband passed, she discussed with him the idea for a charitable memorial event. Last year, the race raised $5,000, given out to graduating seniors as four scholarships in the amount of $1,250.
“The school has been just wonderful,” she said of Southern Regional’s help with the event. “They’ve been so supportive.”
Registration for this year’s run/walk begins at 6:45 a.m. near the concession stand by the football stadium on the district campus in Manahawkin. The race begins at 8 a.m. Refreshments – fruit, granola bars, bagels with peanut butter and water – are free for participants following the event. Restrooms are also available.
To register online, visit southjerseymultisport.com/events.
Entrance fee is $20 if received by Oct. 8 and $25 on the morning of the event.
T-shirts are available for participants while supplies last.
Entrikin, of Barnegat, was a 1965 graduate of Southern Regional. Following a stint in the Army and college, Entrikin taught in the district for 32 years, retiring in 2006. He also coached girls track and softball.
For more information, or to print out a registration form, visit athletics.srsd.net.