Valentine’s Day is a day of love. For those who LOVE to run, on Saturday, February 14, people across the country will participate in the seventh annual Cupid’s Chase 5K run, presented by Community Options Inc.

Community Options is a national nonprofit organization that provides housing and employment support to people with disabilities. Every year Community Options holds their annual 5K to raise money for the people they support, with all proceeds from the race going directly towards supporting people with disabilities in their local communities. Last year Community Options raised over $200,000 nationwide.

This year’s 5K will take place in 27 cities from New York to Arizona. Community Options will host four new race locations this year. The new runs are located in Tucson, AZ, Charleston, SC, Cooper River Park, NJ and Trexlertown, PA.

In addition to the race in Cooper River Park, there will be five other race locations in New Jersey. One of the runs will take place in Seaside Heights, right near the boardwalk. Community Options will also host one in Buccleuch Park in New Brunswick. The most northern race location will be held at the Glen Rock Pool in Glen Rock. Introduced last year for the first time, Morristown will once again present the 5K on Speedwell Avenue. Lastly, from the original Cupid’s Chase in 2009, Cupid’s Chase 5K will begin in the Princeton Shopping Center.

Participants will receive an “Available” or “Unavailable” shirt to wear for the race in hopes of sparking a love connection.

For lovers of running, this is one of the first races of the running season around the country. And for those in search of LOVE, Cupid may just strike you with his arrow on one of the most romantic days of the year while you run the 5K.

Cupid’s Chase 5K Run will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015. For more information or to register for the event and to find the closest run near you, you can visit www.comop.org/cupidschase/. To join Cupid’s Chase on Facebook, you can visit, www.facebook.com/cupidschase

For over 25 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment programs for people with disabilities. Currently the 5th largest non-profit in New Jersey, Community Options operates with a budget over $107 million and serves thousands of people with disabilities through 38 offices across nine states. Providing advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities, Community Options believes that all people — regardless of disability level — should live and work in the community with dignity, choice, and self-determination. To learn more about Community Options, please visit our website at www.comop.org.

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