Curious about those hordes of runners streaming in and out of Red Bank-area stores and bars after work this summer? It’s highly likely they’re participants in an “adventure run,” held on the second Thursday of each month to promote local businesses. Runners visit as many specified checkpoints as they can in an hour in order to rack up points for a post-race raffle of donated goodies.

The free event starts at Road Runner Sports in Shrewsbury tonight at 6:30 p.m. (Click to enlarge)