Mayor's Wellness Campaign

The Mayor's Wellness Campaign is Underway

The Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) is a statewide community health initiative that provides evidence-based tools and strategies for mayors and community leaders to help their residents achieve healthier lifestyles and to improve overall health and wellness in their communities. The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has been leading the Mayors Wellness Campaign in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities for over 12 years. The campaign includes over 400 participating communities, and is growing - Middletown is excited to be bringing this program to our community!

Schedule of Events

  1. Activity Series
  2. Wellness Seminars

Activities will be held on the third Saturday of the month from May through October, beginning at 9:00am.  

Activities are generally geared for families of all ages and abilities.  Join the Mayor, Township Committee members, and other township employees on one or all these programs.

May 18Family Hike
Join us for a leisurely hike through the woods of Poricy Park.  Our guide will highlight the most notable parts of our hidden gem in Middletown.
Poricy Park
Jun 15Family Bike Ride
For this event, all participants will need both a bike in working order, as well as a helmet.  This ride is an "out-and-back".  We will be riding along the Henry Hudson Trail, part of the Monmouth County Park System.  The ride will start at the Leonardo First Aid & Rescue Squad facility in Leonardo, then head east for approximately 3.25mi to the end of the trail at Popamora Point.  We'll refill water bottles, enjoy the views of Sandy Hook Bay and NYC, then ride back to our starting point.  

All levels are welcome - including training wheels, bike kid carriers, and more!  If skills or levels vary drastically, we may split the group for a more advanced pace or a more leisurely, little-legged cruise.

Henry Hudson Trail
Starting from Leonardo First Aid & Rescue Squad
32 Viola Ave Leonardo, NJ 07737
Jul 20Yoga in the Park
Presented by Hot & Soul Yoga, wake up, stretch, and find your inner peace to start your weekend.  A yoga mat should be brought, however a limited number of mats are available for your use.  Please call to reserve one free of charge.
Poricy Park
345 Oak Hill Road
Red Bank
Aug 17Beach Volleyball
Come on out for a fun game of beach volleyball.  Try and set for the Mayor, or work on your best spike over the net!  This is gear for teens and adults.  Younger children are welcome and other beach activities will be available nearby for them to play while mom and dad get a workout in.
Ideal Beach
Bayside Parkway
Sep 21Pickleball
Try your hand at this exciting sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.   A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  Come play on our newly lined courts.
Normandy Park
Nutswamp Road
Oct 19Mayor's Challenge
Join us for our first Mayor's Challenge with all proceeds to benefit Middletown First Responders. The race route meanders through one of the hidden gems of Middletown - Poricy Park!  The trail consists of wide grass paths, as well as some sections of single track.  Poricy Park is not flat - beware of the hills!  Check back soon for a copy of the race map.

All participants will receive a long sleeve shirt (while supplies last).  Racers in both the 1mi Fun Run and 5K Race will additionally receive a bib with timing chip, and medal.

5K Fitness Walk:  8:45am
1mi Fun Run:  9:00am
5K Race:  9:30am

To register, visit:

Poricy Park
345 Oak Hill Road
Red Bank
MWC Supporters