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Chickie's & Pete's 5K "Boardwalk Run" Raises Thousands For New Jersey Charity

1,100 participants completed the 5K walk/run on the Atlantic City Boardwalk to benefit Autism New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 1,100 enthusiastic runners turned out on the Atlantic City boardwalk on Saturday, August 23, to participate in the first annual "Boardwalk Run" 5K hosted by Chickie's and Pete's, the Philadelphia-area sports bar and restaurant chain. The race started and ended at the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant located at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.

1,100 enthusiastic runners break from the starting gate on the Atlantic City boardwalk for the first annual "Boardwalk Run" 5K hosted by Chickie's and Pete's, the Philadelphia-area sports bar and restaurant chain.

Runners and walkers of all levels participated in the race, with the top 3 overall males and females as well as the top 3 male and female group winners receiving recognition plaques and other prizes. Every participant received a free order of world-famous Chickie's and Pete's Crabfries®, an official Chickie's and Pete's "Boardwalk Run" race shirt and souvenir mug. After the race, of-age participants enjoyed beach games and complimentary refreshments in the beach beer garden.

The charity race raised over $3,500 to benefit Autism New Jersey, a non-profit agency that is committed to ensuring safe and fulfilling lives for individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.

"I want to personally thank and congratulate every person who participated in the Boardwalk Run," said Pete Ciarrocchi, President and CEO of Chickie's and Pete's.  "The selfless acts of these 1,100 individuals will provide much needed funding to Autism New Jersey, a worthy charity that is very close to my heart."

About Chickie's and Pete's:

Chickie's & Pete's is a Philadelphia-area sports bar and restaurant chain with 14 locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Founded in 1977 by Peter and Henrietta Ciarrocchi, Chickie's & Pete's started as a single location in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia and has since grown to become one of the most recognizable brands in the region.  Its famous, one-of-a-kind Crabfries® concession locations can be found in stadiums, arenas, boardwalks and amusement parks throughout the area. Chickie's & Pete's is a leader in forging innovative strategic partnerships and utilizing technology to bring together casual dining with interactive sports entertainment. The company combines family-based values with a love of all things sports in each of its locations.

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