The first race in the Meridian Heart and Sole Cup takes place this Sunday June 9th at Ocean Medical Center on Jack Martin Blvd. in Brick.

It's a day that promises to be fun for the whole family. There is an advance check in for the race in the hospital lobby today from 4:00 to 5:30pm. On Sunday, registration opens at 7:00am, the 5K walk/run begins at 8:30am and free kids races take place at 10:00am.

There will be prizes award in several age categories with $3000 prize money awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers and top three male and female finishers in several age categories.

In addition to this race, the Meridian Heart and Sole Cup series includes the Bayshore Community Hospital 5K and the Jersey Shore University Medical Center 5K. To get more info on the Meridian Heart and Sole Cup and this Sunday's event, visit the Ocean Medical Center website.