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July Running Hosted Runs and Events Scheduled. (We are looking for hosts in August.)

Essex Running Club Summer Wednesday Night Runs/Events in July and August

Unless otherwise indicated as with the event on July 6th, hosts are asked to plan a 3-6 mile run and provide a short dinner.  For events, we’ve had Watermelon Runs (as explained below), pizza runs, and other novel ideas.  We’re also planning an Ice Cream Run from Applegate Farms as we did last year, (date to be announced).  If you are interested in hosting, please schedule with Paul Maloney at by July 15th. Dates to be scheduled:  August 3rd, August 10th, August 17th, August 24th, August 31st.  Please note that this year, no run/events will be scheduled on Thursday evenings.  All runs/events will start at 7:00, not 7:30.  It’s always a great place to meet new members.  We hope you can come!

Wednesday July 6th, 7:00 p.m.  We’re starting off on Wednesday July 6th with the “Annual Watermelon Run” at the West Orange Reservoir, behind McLoone’s Restaurant.  Watermelon will be served with the option of heading over to McLoone’s afterwards.  (Refreshments at McLoone’s will be at your expense.)  We are also asking for donations of deodorant, shampoo, soap for other items for gift bags for Tim McLoone’s entertainment charity, “Holiday Express”.  See this link for more information: The entrance is on Cherry Lane (not Northfield Avenue where the restaurant is).  The parking lot is actually across the street from the Picnic Pavilion.  See the video–  There’s a great 1.75 mile path around the reservoir.  More and more members are using the reservoir for some of their running.  It’s no longer the best kept secret of Essex County!

Wednesday July 13th, 7:00 p.m. Laura and Paul Pierotti and Rachel and Greg Nuber.  Details will be coming.

Wednesday July 20th, 7:00 p.m.  “Another Watermelon Run But This One at the Verona High School Parking Lot”.  Options for the nearby West Essex Trail, Hilltop Reservation, Verona Park, and Cedar Grove Recreation TrackTrivia Question Fun and prizes after we come back to the parking lot.

Wednesday July 27th, Westfield Pizza Extravaganza 5K.  Always an ERC favorite!  See for more details.

As mentioned, we are looking for hosts for August.  If interested, please contact Paul Maloney at 

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