Freezing Cold Hash Run scheduled for Jan. 3

The 2015 Freezing Cold Hash Run 3-mile and 5-mile group run will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 3 beginning at Vidas Field, Durham Avenue and Hampton Street, Metuchen. A post-run party will take place at Hailey’s Harp and Pub, 400 Main St., Metuchen.

The cost is $20 for preregistered run and party by registering at the “Freezing Cold Hash Dismal Swamp” page on Registration is $23 by mail and $25 the day of the event. For more information, visit cold_ hash_ run.htm.

Participants must be over 21 years old and should wear old running shoes. Bring canned food items for the St. James Food Bank. Volunteers receive free beer, food, skull T-shirt, pirate backpack and skull bandanna. To volunteer, email