What: On Preakness Day, Saturday, May 17th join Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment at the fifth annual Lisa Photo Stride For The Cure race and fundraiser, hosted by award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack photographer Michael Lisa and his wife, Annette.
The festivities kick off at 3pm with a 5K around the racetrack for guests to participate in. The 5K is just $25 to enter including an event t-shirt, post-race party with live music by the Past Masters, prize drawings and other activities. The Stride For The Cure horse race will then take place during the live race card, featuring horses and drivers wearing pink equipment to raise awareness. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program.
The 5K is a sanctioned event and prizes will be awarded for the top runners in each division.
Registration can be done online athttp://www.active.com/east-rutherford-nj/running/distance-running-races/meadowlands-racing-and-entertainment-wplj-stride-for-the-cure-5k-2014 or on site at the Meadowlands beginning at 1 pm on Saturday.
Following the 5k, guests are invited to stay for live harness racing beginning at 7:15pm. The festivities include the Allerage Farms Presents Roosevelt Raceway Legacy Night honoring the historic New York City-area racetrack that closed in 1988. There will be an autograph session with many of the legendary Roosevelt horsemen, $1 food and drink specials, and the running of the $180,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Stakes.
When: Preakness Day, Saturday, May 17, 2014
Where: Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands