Rook Run to support the Valerie Fund

Rebecca Nowalski
The girls cross country team during pre-season practice at Jackson Memorial High School on August 11.

The third annual Rook Run will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 25 along the Long Branch boardwalk adjacent to the Great Lawn Amphitheatre, 10 Ocean Ave.

For the third year in a row, Rook Coffee has proudly partnered with The Valerie Fund, a not-for-profit organization supporting children and their families with cancer or a blood disorder.

This year, World Subaru is the event’s exclusive presenting sponsor and Ocean First Bank and First Atlantic have committed to business sponsorships.

In addition to Rook coffee, refreshments will be donated by jonesbar, Dean’s Natural Food Market, Whole Foods Market, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Delicious Orchards. Contact [email protected] for more information about the 2016 Rook Run Market Place.

Visit to make a donation or to register for the event. Food, beverages, a t-shirt and activities including face painting and inflatables for children are included in the $35 registration fee.

Day-of registration begins at 8 a.m.