BASKING RIDGE, NJ — With only three weeks until the Verizon Wireless 5K Corporate Classic, it's time for runners to register for Morris County's largest fitness event of the season. The race will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Morristown with proceeds benefiting Jersey Battered Women's Service.
The Verizon Wireless Corporate Classic is open to corporate teams, as well as individual runners and walkers, including students, area residents and their friends and families. Interested participants may register online at www.verizonwirelessclassic.com or call 973-898-9386. Online registration closes on Monday, July 16, 2007. Individuals may register in person on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17 and 18, at Morristown Running Company, 31 South St., Morristown. Race-day entries will be accepted only at the race site, Pioneer Park of Headquarters Plaza, between noon and 6:00 p.m.
"Summer fitness doesn't get any better," said Mark Monteyne, head coach at Verizon. "Racers will compete among the state's fastest runners and all participants will enjoy an evening of fun and camaraderie, complete with goodie bags, T-shirts and refreshments."
Participants are encouraged to bring old, unused wireless phones to donate to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® phone collection drive. Through its HopeLine program, the company recycles and donates no longer used wireless phones and service to victims, and provides financial grants to non-profit domestic violence advocacy agencies. Phones, chargers and accessories from any service provider are accepted.
For the past 18 years, Morristown has hosted an annual footrace for employee teams from New Jersey corporations. Verizon Wireless began sponsoring the race last year.
Jersey Battered Women's Service, beneficiary of this year's race, is a non-profit organization in Morris County that provides a range of life-saving and life-rebuilding services to victims of domestic violence and their families. Verizon Wireless' main community service efforts focus on domestic violence education and prevention through the company's HopeLine program.
Lexus, the official vehicle for the Verizon Wireless Corporate Classic, will provide the pace car for the race.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 60.7 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 66,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.