If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, make your first stop the Walk For Wishes celebration at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. The Walk For Wishes event is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy what is left of fall by running, walking or rolling along the scenic Liberty State Park course. The walk will take place through a three mile section of the park which overlooks both the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty. The course was recently United States Track and Field (USTAF) certified and sanctioned and is one of the best running courses in the Jersey City area.

Even if you are not interested in taking part in the walk portion of the morning, there will be plenty of other events to keep your attention Sunday morning at the Walk For Wishes. There will be face-painting artists on scene, along with free live music, crafts, refreshments and more. Bring your kids along and enjoy the wonderful fall colors together.

The Walk For Wishes event is a celebration of the more than 7,500 wishes granted by Make-A-Wish New Jersey and helps to provide funds for future wishes to be granted. The fundraiser is organized by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends. It is a great opportunity to make an impact on a wish kid’s life while participating in some healthy activities.

How To Register

The celebration will take place this Sunday, Oct. 20, with registration beginning at 9 a.m., the run beginning at 10 a.m. and the walk following the run at about 10:05 a.m. The event is a non-competitive race that takes place along a three mile path. Participants of all shapes, sizes and skill-sets are invited to join in the fun.

Prizes And Walk Information

Prizes will be handed out for top finishers in a variety of categories. Awards will be given for first, second and third place overall male and female and top finishers in the male and female age categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

If you’re looking to plug an address into your GPS to help find the event, here is the street address of registration:
Liberty State Park
76 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ (across from the Liberty House Restaurant)

Other Walk For Wishes Events This Fall

There will be other opportunities to attend similar Walk For Wishes events including an Oct. 26 walk in Long Branch. Registration for Walk For Wishes Long Branch will begin at 9 a.m. that Saturday morning with the walk beginning promptly at 10 a.m.

You can learn more about the event by emailing events@wishnj.org with questions or visiting www.walkforwishesnj.org. The address for the Long Branch Walk For Wishes is:

The Great Lawn at Long Branch
Ocean Front Promenade
1 Ocean Boulevard  (beachfront adjacent to Ocean Place Resort Hotel)
Long Branch, NJ

Unable To Attend But Still Want To Contribute To Make-A-Wish?

If you are unable to make it to the Walk For Wishes event, but are still looking for a way to help Make-A-Wish Wish Kids in New Jersey, consider making a donation to Wheels For Wishes. Wheels For Wishes is a fast and easy way to turn your unwanted car, boat, SUV, ATV, RV or motorcycle into wishes for children with critical illnesses through Make-A-Wish.

All net proceeds from cars donated to Wheels For Wishes benefit Make-A-Wish. Making a donation is as easy as calling 1-877-431-9474 or filling out a simple online vehicle donation form. Vehicles donated to Wheels For Wishes are picked-up and towed away for free, and are 100 percent tax deductible. The process is easy, but the benefits are huge for Make-A-Wish Wish Kids in the New Jersey area.