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Dozens brave cold for Cupid's Chase in Morristown

February 13, 2016 | online article |  article.pdf

Dozens participated in the Cupid's Chase 5K in Morristown Saturday, which raised funds for people with disabilities.

MORRISTOWN — Dozens of people braved the frigid weather today to participate in a Valentine’s Day themed race for a good cause.

The Cupid’s Chase 5K was held in Downtown Morristown, where participants crossed the finish line near St. Margaret’s Church.

The event was also held across 30 cities nationwide, with over 7,000 runners. Now it’s eighth year the race is run by Community Options, Inc.

The national nonprofit organization provides housing and employment support to people with severe mental and physical disabilities. Organizers say this year’s events raised over $250,000 nationally for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“We started Cupid’s Chase to inspire our participants, our clients, and our staff to live healthy, productive lives,” said Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options. “It’s now blossomed into a national phenomenon that attracts people to get out and run for an extremely worthy cause. We’re expecting this year’s 5k to raise over $500,000 for our local Community Options centers.”