Meaningful Work

It’s been hard not to sit back and smile these past few weeks knowing that the BaseCamp 31 community is doing good, meaningful work.   Having had the opportunity to jump in on a few group runs and a pick-up rugby game with members of the athletic club (BC-AC), it’s clear that these folks are creating an environment that facilitates active lifestyle and healthy human movement!  Couple that with the handful of conference calls I’ve been on that with various community leaders and stakeholders that are working to line up “Vamos Flemington” – a health focused community week, along with our board who has aligned with America’s Grow A Row for a summer service project!  But maybe most impactful for me personally this past month was the work that professional member (APHPT) Pat McSweeney did at North Hunterdon High School, in conjunction with the school’s guidance department and thanks to a grant from the Main Street Marathon team.  Pat, a doctor of physical therapy with additional background in community health, brought local high school sophomores evidence-based information on the latest in pain science and practical strategies for the prevention of opioid abuse – something our country needs more of!

It’s been a great month for the BC community…thanks for being a part of it!
Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamnp 31
From the ChairContinuing our focus on COMMUNITY for this year, we are developing some opportunities for this group to give back to the local community.  In addition to the now traditional Giving Tree during the holidays which benefits the Harvest Family Success Center, we are happy to announce that we will have events this year at Grow-A-Row and the Flemington Food Pantry.  We have reserved a slot for 9a-12p on July 27 at Grow-A-Row in Pittstown to harvest fresh vegetables that will be used to FUEL the less fortunate and needy in Hunterdon County.  RSVP HERE

Sticking with the FUELing theme, we are also finalizing a date in May for volunteers to unpack and shelve food at the Flemington Food Pantry.  Stay tuned for more details in the months to come.  Hope to see you out there!
Mike WellonsChairman, BaseCamp 31


BaseCampAC Youth Rugby Team Ready for Spring

The BC-AC rugby team is inviting all athletes between 4th and 6th grade to attend an info session to discuss the club’s effort to bring “the fastest growing sport in America” to Hunterdon County.

Off & Running in 2019!

Boom, the gun has gone off and we’re off and running in 2019! After a stellar year in 2018 that included….

Investments in Community Health & EventsRace Series, Rugby, the Beautiful Beast 15k, the Summer of Move, United Way TIRO program, Stronger Happier Kids at Tewksbury School…

Contributions & Donations for Mission-Consistent CauseOver $7,000 in support to organizations like the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Shoes4Kids, STAND, the Haiti Project, the John Schaible Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Cancer Support Center of Central NJ, Family Promise and the Ability Experience…and 

HEALTHY ACTIONS like over 30,000 miles accumulated across our membership…. But, let’s be honest…that’s in the past and we’re ready to get back to work…modeling healthy behaviors and supporting initiatives that do the same, so that together we may drive healthy community through genuine shared-experience. 

We hope you’ll join us, renew / register to become a member in the local experience (BaseCamp 31) or our professional member arm (APHPT) in 2019 and help us push this effort a few steps further!

Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamnp 31
From the Chair

Happy New Year! I am excited to be picking up the role of Chairman of the BaseCamp31 Board and look forward to working with, and for, all of you this year. I have been a Pro-Activity client for 10 years and was involved in the initial formation of the BaseCamp31 Board six years ago,but stepped aside due to out of state job assignments. Now that I am retired, I have more time for hiking, cycling, and running, as well as a number of community volunteer activities. I strongly believe that MOVE and CONNECT are foundational to good health and love being part of the BaseCamp31 community.

These are big shoes to fill as Eric has led the Board and all of you to bring a number of “crazy ideas” to fruition over the past few years that have quickly become great events and programs that really benefit our community. Eric will continue to be heavily involved as BaseCamp31 Director, so look forward to more crazy ideas from all of us in the future! Please feel free to reach out to me or any of the Board members with your suggestions and ideas on how we can further promote an active lifestyle and improve our community health.

Meanwhile, we have some great opportunities for you to get involved this year; Saturday morning running, walking and summertime cycling, the BCAC Race Series and other BCAC sponsored races, Youth Rugby, health related community outreach programs, and other volunteer and philanthropic events. Even though it is cold and snowy outside now, it is never too early to start thinking about joining (and getting in shape for) the BCAC Summer of Move team (more details on that soon!). 

Here’s to a great 2019!

Mike Wellons
Chairman, BaseCamp 31

2019 Registration / Renewal Now Open – 
CLICK HERE to Join Us!

2019 Race Series Events!
2/3 – Superbowl Tailgate 10k (6.2 mi) – Allentown, PA

3/9 – Run O The Mill 5K (3.1 mi) – Clinton, NJ

4/27 – Clinton Country Run 15K (9.3 mi) – Clinton Township, NJ**

6/8 – ESC Beautiful Beast 15K (9.3 mi) – Califon, NJ**

6/23 – Fitzgerald’s Lager Run 5k (3.1 mi)

7/4 – Revolutionary Run 5k (3.10 mi)8/10 – Three Bridges 5 Mile Road Race (5 mi) – Three Bridges, NJ (make sure to join the BCAC team upon registering)

10/13 – Main Street Half Marathon of Hunterdon (13.1 mi) – Clinton to Flemington, NJ**

10/27 – Running of the Lions trail 5k (3.1)**

!!! NEW !!! – Marathon Wild Card (26.2 miles) – Complete any “official” Marathon between Jan 1 and Dec 15, 2019. Submit results to with link to event’s results page.

 Race in 5 of 10 races….and get something cool.  Do 7 of 10 and get something AMAZING! Participation in the BCAC Race Series is free / included for members.  Non-members may choose to join BaseCamp 31, or select a $20 “race-series” only registration option to participate in the series
**Discount Code will be sent to registered participants.  Discounts often total more than the fees associated with participation in the series.