The Clinton Sunrise Rotary is pleased to announce the continuance of 2 Clinton traditions: the 35th annual Sprintin Clinton, a 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk scheduled for Saturday, July 11th and the 26th annual Rubber Ducky Race scheduled for Sunday, July 12th.


This year’s Sprintin’ Clinton will begin at 8am on Saturday – a change in race time that began last year to take advantage of a cooler race start in the early morning.  “The time change was successful last year in attracting more runners so we have decided to continue with the early morning start going forward,” stated Lu Ann Aversa, Race Director.  Online registration is available at www.raceforum.com/sprintin


The Sprintin Clinton festivities will be followed on Sunday afternoon by the Great Hunterdon Rubber Ducky Race in downtown Clinton at the falls.  Race start is 2:00pm.  “Last year we had a great race outcome,” said Lynn Arnold, Rubber Ducky Race Director,  “raising over $11,000.  We hope to have even more ducks in the race this year and raise even more money for charity!”  Individuals can sponsor a duck for $10 and have the opportunity to win one of several great prizes.  First prize is a 4 day, 3 night Walt Disney World Package for two (includes air for 2, hotel, & Park Passes) or a trip of equivalent value. Proceeds from this event benefit the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Support Community CNJ.

Commercial sponsorships are also available.  There are various sponsorship levels ranging from $100 for a Water Sponsor to $1,000 for a 5K, Family Fun Run or Rubber Ducky Race Sponsor.  Sponsors can receive double media exposure as, depending on the sponsorship level, they may be highlighted at both events.


 “The Clinton Sunrise Rotary has been a viable part of the North Hunterdon community for many years,” stated Frank Caroselli, Clinton Sunrise Rotary President, “and this year we are celebrating our 26th Anniversary!  Our members work together to address both the needs of our local community and in the international arena.  Locally, we have provided financial support to various community agencies such as the Open Cupboard Food Pantry and the Clinton Police, Fire & Rescue Squads.  This spring we will have a ribbon cutting for the Fit Trail we installed in the Town of Clinton.  In addition, we provide scholarships for local high school students; collaborate with Hunterdon County Polytech to bring the “Bridging the Gap” program, an educational business skills workshop, to the students; conduct annual flu shot clinics and an annual blood drive; contribute to the safety of our children and community by purchasing & donating a “Speed Caution” sign for the town of Clinton; sponsor a free Fishing Derby for area youth; and assist local residents in need with emergency funding.  Internationally, we sponsor “Polio Plus” – a Rotary program whose aim is to eradicate polio worldwide; and we support the “Homes of Hope” project in Ecuador building low-cost housing for single mothers and their families.”


Funds raised from commercial sponsorships and race entries help to support these projects. Information about both race events and sponsorship opportunities is available on our website www.clintonsunriserotary.org or contact Lu Ann Aversa at 908-483-4327 or email laversa@hcymca.com