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Chickie's & Pete's Hosts 5K "Boardwalk Run"

Philadelphia-area restaurant chain's 5K Run/Walk to benefit Autism New Jersey (July 16, 2014)

PHILADELPHIA, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Chickie's and Pete's, the Philadelphia-area sports bar and restaurant chain, will be hosting its first annual "Boardwalk Run" 5K race on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The event will take place on Saturday August 23rd and will begin promptly at 8:00am. The race will start and end at the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant located inside the Tropicana Casino & Resort. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Autism New Jersey.

Chickie's and Pete's is not only giving each runner a free small order of Crabfries, but each participant will also receive an official Chickie's and Pete's race shirt, an official souvenir mug, water, refreshments and snacks after the race. On top of live music, all participants 21 and over can enjoy exclusive beach games in the beach beer garden and 1 free Yuengling Light Lager following the race. Runners and walkers of all levels may participate in the race. The top 3 overall males and females as well as the top 3 male and female group winners will receive fantastic prizes. In addition to enjoying fun and sun on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, participants and sponsors will be contributing to 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.

"We are so happy that we can give back to Autism New Jersey. It is a wonderful charity with a great mission, and we are committed to supporting such worthy causes for our local community," said Pete Ciarrocchi, President and CEO of Chickie's and Pete's.

The race is limited to 2,000 runners. More information and online registration can be found at:

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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