How Funding Helps

Proceeds of the event will support the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at JFK University Medical Center. From our world renowned Center for Brain Injuries to life-saving programs such as Stroke and Cardiac Rehabilitation, funds raised will be used to advance patient care across our full spectrum of rehabilitation services by helping to support equipment, research, staff training and facility upgrades.

JFK Johnson is a comprehensive rehabilitation hospital which provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient care for both adult and pediatric patients. JFK Johnson was recently ranked 30th in the nation for acute rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report. To remain at the forefront of rehabilitation care, strategic investments are needed to ensure our patients have access to the latest treatments, the most modern equipment and state-of-the-art facilities.

Click here to learn more about the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.

Tips & FAQs

Fundraising Tips

Crossing the fundraising finish line is easy! Follow some simple tips you will be doing to support Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Institute.

  1. Invite your family and friends to support your run, and share your page with their family and friends. The more people that see your page, the more supporters you will have!
  2. Your why: Think of a personal story or reason that you are raising money for Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Institute's Center for Brain Injuries, and share your story on your page. Use a photo or video to make it even more relatable!
  3. Post your fundraising link on your personal Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts to encourage your supporters to share it with their friends!
  4. One ask is not enough! Remind your family and friends regularly about your run and send them updates on your progress.
  5. Say thank you to all your supporters! Tag them in a public Facebook post or include a thank you in a group email- it's a great way to subtly remind others to make their donation.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Medal Sponsor - $10,000: Recognition in press releases and premier logo placement on print/electronic event materials, event shirts and website

Silver Medal Sponsor - $5,000: Recognition in press releases and prominent logo placement on print/electronic event materials, event shirts and website

Bronze Medal Sponsor - $3,000: Logo placement on print/electronic event materials, event shirts and website

Finish Line Sponsor - $1,000: Logo on event shirts and listing on event website

Checkpoint Sponsor - $500: Name listing on event shirts
 
For more information about sponsorships contact Greg Jones or view our sponosrship one-pager here.


Registration

Happy Race Weekend! Please note registration options have changed starting 7/29.

To register for the 5K race or Walk&Roll FunRun visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Edison/JFKMedicalCenterMilesForMinds5K
Or visit the registration table on Sunday. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.
 
*IMPORTANT NOTE: If you registered on this website prior to 7/29, you are all set. We will see you on Sunday! *
 

There are many ways you can join the 2022 JFK Miles for Minds. Registration options are as follows:

Run Pre-Registration is $30 (available until 7/23) This registration type is for runners who would like to compete in the USATF certified timed 5K. Includes Runner packet (t-shirt, bib, refreshments)

Run Pre-Registration for USATF Members is $27 (available until 7/23) This registration type is for runners who would like to compete in the USATF certified timed 5K. Must provide Member ID # or select different registration option. Includes Runner packet (t-shirt, bib, refreshments)

Run Late-Registration is $35 (available 7/24) This registration type is for runners who would like to compete in the USATF certified timed 5K. Includes Runner packet (t-shirt, bib, refreshments)

Walk & Roll Registration is $20. This registration type is for walkers, rollers and attendees looking to take part in this community event. Includes Walk & Roll packet (t-shirt and refreshments)

If you want to fundraise, as an individual and not as a team, click the REGISTER button, then select "I would like to participate as an individual" on the registration step. Or here for reference. You will be able to customize your personal page, solicit donations, connect to your Strava account to show miles logged and track fundraising progress.

If you want to fundraise as part of a group, you can create your own team or join an existing team.

Clicking the REGISTER button will start a new team and make you team captain. This also registers you within that team.  You will be able to name your team, set the fundraising goal, recruit others to join your team, solicit donations, and track your progress.  You will be able to set up and personalize your team page as well as your own personal page. 

To join an existing team, after you click REGISTER, select the "I would like to join an existing team" option. Or here for reference. This allows you to join an existing team that maybe a friend or family member started. You will be able to fundraise as part of a larger group.  The team goal will be set by the team captain but you can set your own personal goal, customize your own page and solicit donations from friends, family and others.

Or simply click the DONATE button and make a gift in support of a team, specific participant or directly to the campaign.

Please note, all registration types include t-shirt and refreshments. Register early to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Registration fees do not show up on the team or personal page, only additional donations. To learn about our fundraising incentives click here.

 

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Race Details

  • Race scoring and timing provided by CompuScore
  • USATF Certified Course and Sanctioned Race Course Description: Park loop on roads. Scenic, wooded, shaded and lakeside.
  • Course traffic controlled and marshaled. Emergency medical technicians on-site.
  • Baby strollers, bicycles, pets, skates, or roller blades are prohibited in the 5K race.
  • Water will be available at the start, on the course and at the finish.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

7:30 A.M.
On-site registration opens

8:30 A.M.
Walk & Roll begins (Fun Run for non-runners)

9:00 A.M.
5K Race begins

Awards Ceremony to immediately follow the 5K race.

AWARDS:

Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Male & Female in each age groups

Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

 

Registration Questions

After clicking the REGISTER button you will have the option of joining as a new user or logging in if you are a returning user.  If you have supported JFK or Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation in the past you may be a Returning User. There is an option to have your login information emailed to you in case you don’t remember your username.

Once you have logged in or joined as a new user, the registration process consists of 3-4 basic steps:

Select Participant Type.
 
1- You can kick off your fundraising by making a personal donation, and while not required it is recommended for best success with your efforts.

2- Provide Details - Complete the form with your personal information.  If you are an existing user, this information should pre-populate in the form.

3- Review - Review and confirm your registration information

4- Make Payment - If you decided to make a gift in support of your own effort, you will be asked to enter and submit your billing information.

Once your registration is complete, you will be prompted to access your participant center.  Here you can customize your page. You can log your miles here and send emails to friends, family, colleagues, and others to help in your fundraising efforts.

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Fundraising Incentives

Top Individual Fundraiser - Miles for Minds 2022 Race medal, Miles for Minds zip-up, Inclusion in post-race email to all participants as top fundraiser, Attend Miles for Miles 2022 Check Presentation at JRI (date TBD)

$500 Individual Fundraising Milestone - Race swag items

Top Fundraising Team - Miles for Minds Top Fundraising Team Medal, Inclusion in post-race email to all participants as top fundraising team, Attend Miles for Miles 2022 Check Presentation at JRI (date TBD)

$2,500 Team Fundraising - Race swag items to share with your team


We encourage participants to start fundraising right after registration. Fundraising pages will stay open throughout race weekend, closing out August 1. Incentives will be mailed out AFTER race weekend to the address you provided at registration.

Note: Registration fees do not count towards team and indiviudual fundraising total.

T-shirts are included in your registration kit (all levels) and can be picked up at the park on event day.

Questions about fundraising? Contact Danielle Binn

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To support a team or participant, click the DONATE button.  Search for the participant or the team you want to support.  Once you find the participant or team, click the name to open that page.  Click the DONATE NOW button on that page to donate in support of that participant or team.  Enter the gift and billing information then click Process.  Online transactions require a credit card.  To donate by check follow instructions below:

Make check payable to:

JFK University Medical Center Foundation (in memo put 2022 JFK Miles for Minds and the team or participant you are supporting) and mail your check to:
2022 JFK Miles for Minds

c/o JFK UMC Foundation
343 Thornall Street, 7th Floor

Edison, NJ 08837

Questions about donating? Contact our team at Danielle.Binn@hmhn.org

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Participant Center

The Participant Center also allows you to track your personal and team progress, change your goals, set custom URLs, and enter offline gifts.

The Participant Center has four or five sections, depending on if you are a team captain or not.  Each section is denoted by different tabs at the top of the page.  These tabs are:

HOME - The home tab provides an overview of the team or person’s fundraising progress.  Optional next steps are included to help the participant move their fundraising effort forward.  A Team Captain may also have options on their home tab to view the team roster, email the team, and provide a message to the team members. 

EMAIL - The email tab provides a four step process to configure and draft an email, determine recipients and send various messages.  The email tab provides template emails for participants to use to recruit teammates, solicit donations, and thank supporters.

PROGRESS - Displays the personal or team fundraising progress.  Buttons on the right allow the team Captain to switch from a team overview to a personal overview.

PERSONAL PAGE - The Personal Page tab allows the participant to customize their personal fundraising page.  When customizing your page, you should think about why you are participating.  Your story is important so don’t be afraid to share it with others.  Each participant can also add a photo or video to their personal page.

TEAM PAGE - The Team Page tab allows the team captain to customize their team page.  When customizing the team page, you should think about why the team is participating.  The team’s story is important and it should be reflected on the team’s page.  Each team page can include their own photo.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I can’t login to my page.  How do I retrieve or reset my password?
A:  To reset your password, click the LOGIN button at the top of the screen. There will be login assistance options on the following screen. Click the Forgot User Name link to have your User Name emailed to you or click the Forgot Password link to reset your password. You will need to use the email address that was used to create your account.

Q:  Where do I find the URL to my personal (or team) page?
A:  You can find the URL for your personal or team page in your Participant Center.  If you are not already logged in, you will need to first login to the site.  Click the Participant Center button at the top of the page.  Navigate to the appropriate tab by clicking the Personal Page tab or Team Page tab.  The specific URL is listed in the top of this section.  You can highlight the URL, right click on it and select “Copy” then paste it into emails, social media or elsewhere as appropriate.

Q:  Can I customize my personal or team URL?
A:  You can find the URL for your personal or team page in your Participant Center.  If you are not already logged in, you will need to first login to the site.  Click the Participant Center button at the top of the page.  Navigate to the appropriate tab by clicking the Personal Page tab or Team Page tab.  Click on the URL Settings link at the top of the Personal Page or Team Page tab.  The beginning of the URL cannot be changed but you are able to add custom text to the end.  Please note that the custom text must be unique.  Be sure to click the Save button to complete the change.
EXAMPLE: http://give.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/goto/teameli

Q:  How do I change my fundraising goal?
A:  You can find your personal fundraising goal in your Participant Center.  If you are not already logged in, you will need to first login to the site.  Click the Participant Center button at the top of the page.  On either the Home or Progress tab, your goal is listed in the middle of the page.  You can click the “Change” link to edit your goal.  Click Submit to save the change.
If you are a team captain, you can also change your team’s fundraising goal.  In your participant center, navigate to the Progress tab.  On the right side, select the team option.  The team goal is listed in the middle of the page.  You can click the “Change” link to edit your goal.  Click Submit to save the change.

Q:  Can I donate to a team?
A:  From the main page, click the DONATE button.  Gifts can be made in support of an individual participant or team.  Enter the participant’s first and/or last name or on the team search option, enter the team name.  Click the search button (Note: to return a list of all teams or participants, leave the search fields blank and simply click search). Once you find the team, click the name to open that page.  Click the DONATE NOW button on that page to donate in support of that team.  Enter the gift and billing information then click Process.

Q: The information on this page was great but I still need some assistance.  How can I get help?
A: For general event questions, contact Danielle.Binn@hmhn.org
For technical support, contact Danielle.Binn@hmhn.org
For corporate sponsorships or for other giving opportunities for the 2022 JFK Miles for Minds, contact Gregory.Jones@hmhn.org

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