Mayor's Wellness Campaign

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!

2022 Schedule of Events


Bike Rodeo - Youth Event

A bike rodeo promotes cycling proficiency, safe riding and fun in the community.  Kids 1st-5th grade will bring their bike and helmet to learn more about bike safety as part of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign.  In partnership with the Middletown Police, Hackensack Meridian Health & Trek Cycle, kids will learn about how to correctly fit their helmet and bike, how to properly use hand signals, and how to ride safe on roads through a series of stations.

This event satisfies Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts badges.  Bring your troop/pack out!

Please note - this is not a learn how to ride your bike event.  Kids should be good riders.  Training wheels are welcome.

May the 4th Be With You - Star Wars themed!  Wear you Star Wars gear.

Day: Wednesday
Date: 5/4/22
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: Kunkel Park (Brevent Ave, Leonardo)
Age: 1st - 5th Grade
Fee: Free for Middletown residents


Conversations of Your Life - Senior Event

Conversations of Your Life (COYL) helps guide people in discussions with their families and healthcare providers and make often difficult conservations about end-of-life care easier. 

Day: Wednesday
Date: June
Time: lunchtime
Location: Senior Center (900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo)
Fee: Free for Middletown residents (membership to the Senior Center is not required)


National Night Out - Community Event

Annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

Day: Tuesday
Date: 8/2/22
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: TBD
Fee: Free for Middletown residents 


Mayor's Challenge - Community Event

Annual 5K run or fitness walk, and 1 mile fun run to promote healthy lifestyles.   This year's proceeds to benefit "Tunnel to Towers Foundation".  For complete information and to register please see our website.

Day: Saturday
Date: 10/22/22
Time: 8:30am - 11:00am
Location: Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank)
Fee: varies depending on event.


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