Beauty and the Beach RunTM is traditionally a women-only race. However, unprecedented times call for new beginnings.

The year 2020 has been a difficult year, with the pandemic and a global call-to-action for racial equality and justice. We at Aslan recognize and celebrate our long history of service to African-American children. Our belief that Black lives matter has been Aslan’s mission for 45 years. We’ve helped over 4,000 children achieve their goals and dreams, by bringing together diverse leadership, staff and volunteers to benefit our children. 

To commemorate our 45th anniversary this year, we open the race to men, and we invite everyone to participate and celebrate our cause. The race will be known this year as Beauty and the Beach Run ~ “Change of Pace” ~ a Run for Justice & Reconciliation.

The race will be held at Pier Village, Long Branch, New Jersey, and also new this year we will offer a virtual option. As noted in announcements since April of this year, the race committee has been closely monitoring conditions at the NJ Shore and the state of NJ mandates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  For those not yet comfortable with large crowds, we will follow CDC guidelines on social distancing with the expectation of hosting over 1,000 runners/walkers (virtually or on-site).

By expanding the Beauty and the Beach Run to a virtual option, and including men, we are now able to recruit runners and walkers nationwide. We will continue our very unique 5 mile run, but we are now offering a 5K Run and a 5K Walk option. This means the race will open up July 26, 2020 and virtual race participants may upload their time between July through Sunday, September 27, 2020. 

Register today and support Aslan Youth Ministries

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