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Bergen County Horse Rescue Sponsors Run for the Horses Virtual Run

April 25 - May 1


 The Bergen County Horse Rescue, a nonprofit 501 © (3) in Mahwah, N.J. is sponsoring its first annual Run For The Horses virtual race this spring.

This fundraiser, in partnership with Jack Rabbit running stores, includes a 10k, 5k or 1-mile Fun Run completed any time during the week of April 25 through May 1. The registration fee is $35 per participant. The first 200 participants will receive a custom-designed Run For The Horses race t-shirt, and all registrants will be eligible to win prizes from Saucony, Hoka, Hydroflask, Altra, Hypervolt Go and more.

Most importantly, all proceeds from the race will go directly toward rescuing and rehabilitating abused and neglected horses.

“March 1 is National Horse Protection Day, which is exactly what we do at the rescue,” said BCHR president and founder Erin Giannios. “Every single dollar we earn is spent directly on grain, hay and vet and farrier costs to care for our 24 horses.”

Located on 17 acres of preserved farmland in Mahwah, BCHR is run totally by volunteers and relies upon donations, sponsorships and grants for funding. Run For The Horses is just one of the many signature fundraisers that the rescue holds annually.

“We’re thrilled to partner with BCHR right in our own community to help raise much-needed funding to help feed and care for our rescue horses,” said Teresa Dziob, assistant manager, Jack Rabbit running store, Ridgewood. “BCHR was a perfect fit as horses running is a perfect metaphor for our business.”

Registration begins March 1 at

Founded in 2016, the is a 501© (3) non-profit organization whose mission is Caring for Horses, Mind, Body and Soul. With the assistance of equine professionals and volunteers, the BCHR rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected horses and provides sanctuary at its 17-acre farm in Northern, New Jersey. Visit BCHR on Facebook and Instagram.


April 25
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