From East Side Park to Asbury Park, in a series of confidence-building, non-intimidating steps…as Red Bank Recreation invites “less-than-active adults” to a new Couch to 5K program of introductory running classes.

How do you get from couch potato to 5K? According to Red Bank Parks & Recreation director Charlie Hoffman, it’s not as epic a journey as it may seem…not if you sign up for a new series of introductory running classes that begin this coming Monday, March 27.

Offered for a second consecutive year, and designed “for those of us who have not been exercising very much in recent history and need a little motivation,” the Couch to 5K program is described as “very fun, positive and non-intimidating” — an activity that allows aspiring distance runners to work up to their goals in an atmosphere of encouragement, community and camaraderie.

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holiday-lightsPress release from Red Bank Parks and Recreation

Red Bank borough residents will be rewarded for their holiday decorating efforts through a town-sponsored home decorating contest that offers prizes for the best presentations.

Judging will be for the exterior decoration only, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Winners will be selected from residents who register for the contest by the deadline of Friday, December 16.  Judging will take place the week of December 18, and awards will be presented at an upcoming council meeting.

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