Friday, October 30th, 2015
From the Lake Hopatcong Foundation:
LAKE HOPATCONG —They came, they saw, they rode, walked, ran, and paddled. More than 250 participants in the third annual Lake Loop fitness event this month collectively raised more than $48,000 to help support the Lake Hopatcong and its efforts to protect and improve New Jersey’s largest lake.
“The Lake Loop embodies so many aspects about the lake that we love; getting folks out on the water, exploring the nature landscape around the lake all while bringing together a community that is focused on enjoying the lake and getting fit,” said Lake Hopatcong Foundation Development Director Lauren Rossi.
The annual event was held at Hopatcong State Park in the Landing section of Roxbury, and gave participants the options to bike around the lake, run or walk, paddle a lake, or any combination of those events.
“It really came together to be such a beautiful day and everyone rose to their various fitness challenges,” said Lake Hopatcong Foundation president Jessica K. Murphy.
“Most important, our participants and their supporters set us up to continue to do important work for Lake Hopatcong and the surrounding community by helping us nearly reach our goal of $50,000 for the day. It really is an auspicious time for Lake Hopatcong.”
More than 40 volunteers and a host of sponsors supported the event: Marty’s Reliable Cycle, MarineMax, Preferred Care at Home, QuickChek, Ramsey Outdoor, RE/MAX, Sal’s Pizzeria, Sandwiches Unlimited, Signarama Ledgewood, SUP New Jersey, and The Taco Truck.
Other sponsores were: TapSnap Phototainment, 4imprint, Bear Paw Studios, Cambiotti’s Tomato Pie Café, CP Painting, Inc., Culligan Water, Michael Gruber, DMD, FAGD, PA, Dunkin’ Donuts, Henry O. Baker Insurance Group, Jefferson Lumber & Millwork, Kitchin Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Lakes End Marina, Lakeside Maple, Lawrence & Triste Brooks, RJW Contracting.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to improve Lake Hopatcong for everyone, now and in the years to come. Its projects focus on water quality, safety, lake education, community building, recreation, and beyond. To learn more about the organization, go to www.LakeHopatcongFoundation.org