Middletown, NJ  – The planning committee for Ryan’s Run – an annual 5k run and 1-mile fun run/walk to benefit the Ryan Andrew Kaiser Memorial Foundation (RAKMF) – announces its 7th annual event to be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. on the grounds of Mountain Hill School in Middletown, New Jersey.

The Jersey Shore Running Club will partner with the event that has become a favorite among the running community due to its well-crafted course of trails and roads through Middletown’s scenic horse country and serenity of Huber Woods.

Andy Kaiser, co-founder of Ryan’s Run and the RAKMF, said, “From the moment our participants cross the finish line of one year until the second they break out of the gate the following, our race committee works tirelessly to ensure that each year Ryan’s Run continues to build on the successes of the past in order to build longevity within the race community for the future of our foundation.”

Ryan’s Run is the sole fundraiser for the RAKMF which is committed to children and provides direct grants or funding to cover medical expenses for families struggling to cover pediatric care costs and builds memorial playgrounds for children to enjoy in community parks and schools.

This year the committee is pleased to name the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore Medical Center as the race’s lead sponsor for the second year – a testament to the endurance and continued growth of both race and partnership.

In addition to the main event, Ryan’s Run will feature a 1-mile fun run, kids’ races, food, drinks, music and awards.

The Ryan’s Run Race Committee is also hosting a Pre-Race Expo and Barbecue Friday, June 25, 2010 from 6 -8 pm on the Mountain Hill School campus. The event is free and open to both pre-registered runners and newcomers and will feature a barbecue dinner provided by Lee Maziekien and Outback Steakhouse of Middletown.   This is a great opportunity for runners to view the 5K course, meet the Race Committee, pick up race bibs and race t-shirts and meet some of the 2010 Expo Sponsors.