New Jersey is home to hundreds of charity run/walks each year. There are mud runs, themed runs, food runs, family runs and many more. In fact, here are a few fun 5K races in NJ we have scheduled for the fall of 2017 that are all both a good time and supporting good causes.
September 17, 2017 in Rahway, NJ
This race is in its 4th year, which is a good indicator for how fun and well-organized it will be. Complete with music, free t-shirts and a scenic course, this race is a great option for bringing the whole family. Strollers are welcome and awards are presented to all age groups!
October 15, 2017 in Newton, NJ
There’s a reason this is one of Friends 2 Friends’ most popular races! Choose from a 8 mile trail run or 5K multi-use track and enjoy the scenic views of Kittatinny Valley State Park. 100% of the profits go to providing free mammograms. This is one to sign up for with friends—there’ll be a DJ, food, race shirts, free drawings and cash prizes!
October 22, 2017 in Warminster, PA
This run always draws a large crowd! Last year’s event raised $40,000 and this year’s looks to be even bigger. If you can only attend one charity race this fall, this one should be it. This race has something for everyone: fresh, local cuisine, live DJ, games, popular kids costume characters, awards and more. Form a team with your coworkers and sign up!
As you can see, there’s no shortage of fun 5K races in NJ. And, if you’re sticking with those timed by SpectaSport, you can count on a smooth timing experience, easy registration and instant results. If you’re on the planning side of a 5K, you’ll want your race to be not only fun, but safe. Here are a few tips on how to make sure your race is safe:
- Ensure proper signage so participants are aware of entrances, exits and other designated areas.
- Enlist plenty of race volunteers to make race day go smoothly
- Coordinate with local authorities regarding traffic and road closures
- Insure your event with the proper event insurance
- Have a plan for medical or other emergencies
- Keep an eye on the weather forecast and be prepared to postpone if conditions are not ideal