Fit & Healthy in Sussex County, New Jersey

Fit & Healthy in Sussex County, New Jersey A community hub where residents and local businesses can meet, share health tips and inspire each other to live a healthy, active lifestyle!

Welcome to Fit & Healthy in Sussex County, New Jersey. This page was created after a Sussex County resident realized there wasn’t a centralized location on the Web that brought together health-minded people in the area -- and we know there are a lot of us out there! Our vision is that together we will stay in the know about all the wonderful -- and healthy -- events and activities that are available to us in beautiful Sussex County, New Jersey. See you out there! Fit & Healthy in Sussex County, New Jersey

High Point Wrestling's annual Golf Outing is Sept. 24. Come on out and support them!
09/10/2017
Swing away at the High Point Wrestling Team golf outing

High Point Wrestling's annual Golf Outing is Sept. 24. Come on out and support them!

High Point Wrestling will host their 9th Annual Golf Outing. This year’s outing will honor the 1973 and 1974 wrestling teams.

The Sussex County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey's Crime Stoppers organization Sat. Sept. 16.
09/09/2017
Run to support the Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers

The Sussex County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey's Crime Stoppers organization Sat. Sept. 16.

The Crimestoppers 5K/12K will be held on Sept. 16. Run alongside police and rescue runners as you raise money for the Sussex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers, who will pay up to a $1,000 reward for i…

09/09/2017

Good morning. We've been re-tooling but things are picking up speed now. Stay tuned for news and updates!

05/12/2017

Tomorrow's Sparta Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 23 due to bad weather.

Local Event Spotlight: Girls on the Run 5kDetails: Saturday, May 13 at 8 a.m. at the Sparta Elks Lodge, 1 The Boardwalk,...
04/14/2017
Girls on the Run 5K

Local Event Spotlight: Girls on the Run 5k

Details: Saturday, May 13 at 8 a.m. at the Sparta Elks Lodge, 1 The Boardwalk, in Sparta.

Run 3.1 miles to support the Girls on the Run New Jersey North, a non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

The 24-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions.

6th Annual Sparta Day; Saturday May 13th, 2017 8:00 am start Pre Registration/Packet Pick up: Friday 5/12 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm, Elks Club 6 West Shore Trail Sparta, NJ (End of Boardwalk) Saturday 5/13 6:45am-7:45am at Race site- Elks Club 6 West Shore Trail Sparta, NJ (End of Boardwalk) Map and par...

Local Event Spotlight: Oburg 5K Mine Run = Major Race in a Miner TownDetails: Sat. June 17. Run or walk through the @Ste...
03/21/2017
Oburg 5K (Race Day Reg at The Sterling Hill Mining Museum)

Local Event Spotlight: Oburg 5K Mine Run = Major Race in a Miner Town

Details: Sat. June 17.

Run or walk through the @SterlingHillMiningMuseum in Ogdensburg. Participants will receive a piece of the mineral Zinc at the end of the race PLUS a two-hour mine tour redeemed by July 5, with coupon from race bag.

All proceeds to benefit the Ogdensburg Boro First Aid Squad.

This race is nestled in the old mining town, Ogdensburg, NJ and runs through a protion of the Sterling Hill Mine Museum . The event passes through at the two mile marker in the Sterling Hill Mine Museum. Participants will receive a piece of the mineral Zinc (Z) at the end of the race as a token of…

Local Event Spotlight: Friend2Friend - Free Digital Mammography Program's annual Summer Solstice RaceDetails: Friday, Ju...
03/15/2017
Summer Solstice Race

Local Event Spotlight: Friend2Friend - Free Digital Mammography Program's annual Summer Solstice Race

Details: Friday, June 23, race in either the 5 Mile Trail Run or 5K on multi-use path.

Races benefit the Sussex County Women’s Forum (SCWF), a 501C (3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting women and their families whose lives are impacted by a cancer diagnosis. 100% of entrance fees goes directly to providing Free Mammograms.

Take advantage of the longest days of the year with Friend's 2 Friends' annual Summer Solstice Race! Two chip-timed races to choose from: 5 Mile Trail Run or 5K on multi-use path.

Local event Spotlight: Skylands March for BabiesDetails: Sat. May 7 at the The Sussex County FairgroundsTake a 3.5 mile ...
03/14/2017
March of Dimes

Local event Spotlight: Skylands March for Babies

Details: Sat. May 7 at the The Sussex County Fairgrounds

Take a 3.5 mile walk and help raise funds for the March of Dimes. The money you raise is a lifeline for babies in the NICU, connecting them with the critical treatments and care they need.

Click here to register: https://www.marchforbabies.org/EventInfo?EventID=17672

Sign up for March for Babies, America’s favorite walking event, find one that’s near you and join our community in raising funds to fight premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

Be safe out there, neighbors.
03/13/2017
Winter storm safety tips

Be safe out there, neighbors.

Here are ways to prepare for and stay safe during this winter storm

Local Event Spotlight: Third Annual O.S.C.A.R. 5K-9 Run/Walk & 1K Fido Fun Run Details: Sat. May 13 at Skylands Stadium ...
03/13/2017
OSCAR 5K-9 Run-Walk (Skylands Stadium)

Local Event Spotlight: Third Annual O.S.C.A.R. 5K-9 Run/Walk
& 1K Fido Fun Run

Details: Sat. May 13 at Skylands Stadium in Augusta

Dogs of all sizes and shapes welcome for the Fido Fun Run to follow! Proceeds benefit One Step Closer Animal Rescue OSCAR

Calling all pet owners, dog and running lovers! O.S.C.A.R. Animal Rescue would like to welcome you to a day of health, education and opportunity. After your 5K / 1Mile adventure through the residential area near the Skylands Stadium, you may visit with the NJ Pet Expo to follow running till 4 p.m.

Preventative measures are so important for early cancer detection.
03/12/2017
County cancer death rates slightly on the rise

Preventative measures are so important for early cancer detection.

Overall death rates from cancer are falling at the state and national levels, but in Sussex County alone, rates are slightly on the rise, with lung cancer at the forefront.

03/11/2017
YMCA campaign aims to make its programs accessible to all

The Sussex County YMCA asks community to "Get on Board."

HARDYSTON -- Every dollar donated through the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges annual campaign each year goes directly toward operating costs and programs for families and individuals that may not otherwise be able to afford them.

Local event spotlight: Race through Sparta April Sat. April 22 and help support Sparta Pal. Choose the 10k (6 miles) or ...
03/10/2017
REV IT UP! 5K /10K for SPARTA PAL

Local event spotlight: Race through Sparta April Sat. April 22 and help support Sparta Pal.

Choose the 10k (6 miles) or shorter 5k (3.1 miles) and be sure to stay afterwards for the Fitness Expo!

Welcome!! It is indeed a pleasure to welcome sponsors, families and athletes to the REV IT UP! 5K/10K Festival and FITNESS Expo. 8-12 noon. Presented by Rev It Up Automotive, iHeart Media and The Rev It Up Run on Saturday, April 22, with both the 5K/10K kick off at 9:30 a.m. Great prizes in the 5K…

Local event spotlight: Newton Pride Halloween 5K FUN Run/WalkDetails: Sat. Oct. 29, at Newton High School, 9:30 a.m.Help...
08/31/2016
Newton Pride Halloween 5K FUN Run/Walk

Local event spotlight: Newton Pride Halloween 5K FUN Run/Walk

Details: Sat. Oct. 29, at Newton High School, 9:30 a.m.

Help raise money to support the Newton High School Academic, Athletic and Social Clubs. Don't forget to dress up! Prizes for best costumes.

This fun community-inspired event will be run on our certified course from Newton High School's Parking Lot at through the roads of United Methodist Communities (Bristol Glen) and back to Newton High School. The Newton Pride Foundation is thrilled to welcome Steve Petro Memorial Fund participants…

Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County has been selected to receive grant money for community programs that address t...
08/30/2016
Susan G. Komen Northern New Jersey announces increase in Community Grant Awards for critical breast health screening

Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County has been selected to receive grant money for community programs that address the specific unmet breast cancer needs of the North Jersey community.

The Foundation's Senos Sanos (Healthy Breasts) program that received the grant addresses an identified need for breast health education among Latino women, who have a high risk for breast cancer and a disproportionately low screening rate due to lack of insurance coverage and access to care.

08/24/2016
Women's health screenings in Sussex County | Franklin Hamburg Lafayette NJ | Local News

Sussex County residents who qualify can get free Women's Health Screenings through the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services and Office of Public Health Nursing. Call 973-579-0570, ext. 1246 or 1248 for details and click below for dates and times via The Advertiser News (South).

Hamburg — The Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services, Office of Public Health Nursing, is sponsoring a Women's health Screening, including a Thin-prep PAP test, Clinical Breast Exam, colorectal testing and Mammography scheduling. Mammograms are scheduled at a later date...

This alarming news: It's reported that in 2014 more than 1 out of every 100 babies in Sussex County was born with neonat...
08/23/2016
'Heroin babies' skyrocketing in N.J. as statewide epidemic grips newborns

This alarming news: It's reported that in 2014 more than 1 out of every 100 babies in Sussex County was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) — dependent on drugs their mother ingested during pregnancy.

In some parts of New Jersey, more than one out of every 50 children was born addicted to drugs.

Local Event Spotlight: The 9th annual Oral Cancer Walk/Run Details: Sunday, Sept. 18, at Perona Farms in Andover 8 a.m.R...
08/23/2016
OCF Walk/Run - David Nasto - NJ

Local Event Spotlight: The 9th annual Oral Cancer Walk/Run

Details: Sunday, Sept. 18, at Perona Farms in Andover 8 a.m.

Raise awareness for oral cancer and funds for the The Oral Cancer Foundation.

Oral cancer screenings will be conducted by local dentists and hygienists.

Event landing page for OCF Walk/Run - David Nasto - NJ

Sussex County now has a new program dedicated to helping residents addicted to drugs find help before they are in troubl...
08/16/2016
C.L.E.A.R. Launches in Newton

Sussex County now has a new program dedicated to helping residents addicted to drugs find help before they are in trouble with the law.

The mission of the Sussex County CLEAR Program, which stands for Community, Law Enforcement, Addiction and Recovery, is to "form a collaborative network of professionals in our community who will facilitate medical intervention, improved access to treatment and recovery support for those struggling with drug addiction who seek assistance, without fear of arrest or prosecution, in order to make a positive difference in the quality of life for individuals, families and our entire community."

Learn more below or visit http://clearprogram.org/.

NEWTON, NJ - Newton Police Department in cooperation with the Center for Prevention and Counseling have officially launched the C.L.E.A.R. program for Sussex County.  The program seeks to...

Local event Spotlight: The 8th Annual 5K Spirit RunDetails: Sat. Sept. 24 at Pope John XXIII Regional High School,   28 ...
08/16/2016
5K Spirit Run

Local event Spotlight: The 8th Annual 5K Spirit Run

Details: Sat. Sept. 24 at Pope John XXIII Regional High School, 28 Andover Road, Sparta, at 8:30 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the Pope John XXIII High School track program.

Please join us for the 5K Spirit Run sponsored by and for the benefit of Friends of Pope John Track and The Catholic Academy of Sussex County.

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