Press Release

For Immediate Release
Apr 21, 2015
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health  
(732) 751-3451

Heart and Sole Cup kicks off June 7 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick

Meridian Health Announces Dates for 2015 5k Races  

Neptune, NJ - Are you a competitive runner looking for your next challenge? Or are you trying to keep your family active by running/walking a 5k together? 

If so, then join Meridian Cardiovascular Network for its annual Heart and Sole Cup, a series of three 5k runs/walks taking place Sunday, June 7 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Saturday, June 27 at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Sunday, September 13 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

At stake this year is $12,000 in total prize money, with $3,000 up for grabs at each of the three races. In addition, $3,000 in prize money will be awarded to the series winners of the Meridian Health Heart & Sole Cup. Each race will award prize money to the top three overall for men and women, and top three winners in five year age groups. Following each 5k race, there will be free kids races and activities to round out this family fun event.

For more information about the Heart & Sole Cup, rules, point system, prize breakdown or sponsorship opportunities, please visit or call 732-776-4454.

About Meridian Health

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For”, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence  For more information, please visit