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At the Races

At The Races

by Mick Close

Editor’s note:  This post highlights races at which the Fleet Feet/Essex Running Club Racing team can earn points. 

Sun, Dec 4 – American Red Cross 5K (10:00am)

This race follows a beautiful tree lined course through South Mountain Reservation just up from the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. It’s organized by the Sneaker Factory as a fund raiser for the American Red Cross. Parking and registration are at the Millburn Library, 200 Glen Ave. Info: 973-376-6094 (Sneaker Factory) or

Sun, Dec 11 – Grande Finale Ten Miler (10:00am)

This final USATF-NJ championship race of the year will be held at Mercer County Park in West Windsor again with the course looping around the park on mostly flat roads and paved trails.

It’s a championship race for all divisions and a wild-card race in the individual points competition so you can choose to run it as either a 500 or 700 point race. If you’re not a USATF member, you can join at the race or on-line at Join now and your membership will be good for all of 2011.

Please contact Ed Kelly if you are planning to run ( We can arrange a car pool if enough people are interested. There’s also a post race celebration planned at a nearby establishment. Info: 973-334-8900 (USATF-NJ) or

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