2nd Annual RWJBarnabas Health ‘Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk’ Set for Essex County’s South Mountain Recreation Complex on Saturday, November 3rd

Run To Benefit Programs And Services At RWJBarnabas Health's 11 Hospital Facilities, Hospice Initiatives, The Behavioral Health Network And Children's Specialized Hospital

Register By Visiting rwjbh.org/runningwiththedevils.

West Orange, NJ, September 20, 2018 – RWJBarnabas Health, the official healthcare provider of the New Jersey Devils, announce the 2nd Annual RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk,” in partnership with the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at Essex County’s South Mountain Recreation Complex. Proceeds from the charitable race and day of family fun will benefit programs and services at RWJBarnabas Health's 11 statewide hospital facilities, hospice initiatives, the Behavioral Health Network and Children's Specialized Hospital. Registration is now open at www.rwjbh.org/runningwiththedevils.

The day will kick off with a competitive 5K race - on a USATF Certified Course - through the picturesque South Mountain Reservation complemented by a family fun walk through the Reservation as well. Additional activities include interactive games, an appearance from the New Jersey Devils mascot, NJ, music, face painting and the opportunity to meet New Jersey Devils Alumni.

The event is designed to bring together participants from across the state and support the collective commitment of RWJBarnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will serve as Honorary Chairman of the event.

“It’s exciting to establish and grow an annual philanthropic event that aligns with our mission of promoting healthy and active lifestyles, while benefiting all hospitals and facilities within the system,” says Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer at RWJBarnabas Health. “Alongside our partners from the New Jersey Devils, the RWJBarnabas Health ‘Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk’ reinforces our commitment to building stronger and healthier communities across New Jersey.”

The 5K race will begin at 9:30am and followed immediately by the family fun walk. Registration for the 5K is $30 for adults ($25 fee for USATF members) and $10 for children. All entries include free admission to Turtle Back Zoo for the day of the event, an event t-shirt and completion medal. Awards for the 5K Run will be presented to the top three male, female and child finishers. Registration for the family fun walk is $25 for adult walkers and $10 for child walkers. Children under four are free. The fee also includes an event t-shirt and zoo admission for the day.

As part of the charitable aspect of RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils,” and to encourage team participation, there will be several awards presented to individuals/teams who lead the fundraising efforts. For more information on the event, to become a sponsor or to register for the RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils” 5K or family fun walk on November 3rd, please visit www.rwjbh.org/runningwiththedevils.

Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk

RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) is the state’s largest health care system. Through a new public-private partnership RWJBH and Rutgers University are forming New Jersey’s most comprehensive academic health system dedicated to providing high quality patient care, leading-edge research, and world-class health and medical education to transform and advance health care in New Jersey. The partnership aligns RWJBH, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and Rutgers Health, the clinical arm and brand of Rutgers University. This alliance will result in a multi-specialty group comprised of more than 2,500 practitioners – one of the largest medical groups in the country. The partnership also aligns RWJBH with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated cancer center, and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

RWJBarnabas Health covers a service area of nine counties with five million people and is the state’s largest private employer. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

About the New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils are part of the 31-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, the hockey club is celebrating its 35th anniversary season in the Garden State. During that time, the team has won three Stanley Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003. For more information about the Devils, visit NewJerseyDevils.com and follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @NJDevils. The New Jersey Devils organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.

Carrie Cristello
RWJBarnabas Health

Chloe Brener
Prudential Center