Annual Rook Run 5K, one-mile walk will be held Oct. 8

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Eric Sucar
Participants make their way along the course during the Asbury Park George Sheehan Classic 5K held in Asbury Park on August 13.

The fourth annual 5K Rook Run and Walk will take place Oct. 8 at the Great Lawn section of the Long Branch Boardwalk, 10 Ocean Ave., located between Cooper and Madison avenues, Long Branch.

The 5K race begins at 10 a.m., followed by a one-mile walk at 10:15 a.m.

The cost is $40 for runners, $40 for walkers or $25 for children under 12.

Presented by World Subaru, the event will benefit The Valerie Fund, supporting children with cancer and blood disorders.

To register for the 5K, volunteer or make a donation, visit www.thevaleriefund.org/Rook-Run2017/ Pre-registration is available online through 4 p.m. Oct. 4, or registration will be accepted on the day of the event.