Walk For Your Health
Ortley Beach, NJ—Friends of Ortley Beach, a nonprofit 501©3 organization that formed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy to bring events, programs and awareness to the coastal town kicks off its inaugural summer season with a “Walk With Friends” fundraiser on June 1 at 8:30 am. The Walk starts at the 3rd Ave. boardwalk in Ortley Beach and is for all ages and fitness levels (children under 10 get a small prize for walking/strolling with parents or grandparents). The 2- mile walk will go through the town as well as walk along the newly replenished beach.
“It’s a Walk-at- your-own pace event,” says President Gail D’Amico, “We want folks to enjoy the day, get fit and healthy, meet new friends, and see our beautiful community.” The route will be overseen by the Toms River police and there will be water stations along the course. Preregister at Friendsofortleybeach.org for $20, or at the 3rd Ave. boardwalk on June 1 for $25. Every registration receives a free water bottle.
Friends of Ortley Beach seeks to bring artistic, educational, cultural and historic events and programs to the barrier island community. Friends of Ortley Beach will also host a town-wide Garage Sale on June 29; a Kites, Crafts & Cones Festival on July 27; Doggie Day in Ortley on Aug. 24. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.friendsofortleybeach.org.