Area Races

Race Calendar for February – May 2017

  • The Fleet Feet / Essex team races are highlighted in bold print. These are also the USATF-NJ Grand Prix Championship races. A complete list of these races is shown after the race calendar.
  • NBGP = New Balance Grand Prix. These races are part of the USATF-NJ individual grand prix competition where you can accumulate points based on your performance at 9 races during the year.
  • Click here for more information about the Fleet Feet / Essex teams and the USATF-NJ grand prix competition.
  • The dates and times for some races are tentative, always confirm the date/time prior to the race.

February

2/1 Wed 8:00pm Empire State Building Run-up (New York)
2/4 Sat 9:00am Winter Trail Series #5 (Lewis Morris Park) 5K, 10K, 13.1M
2/4 Sat 9:00am Penguin Pace (Wayne) 2.67M
2/5 Sun 9:00am NYRR Gridiron Classic (Central Park) 4M
2/5 Sun 11:00am Pre-Game 4 Miler (Morristown) 4M NBGP: 500pts (4M)
2/11 Sat 10:00am Cupid’s Chase 5K (Glen Rock) 5K
2/18 Sat 7:00am Febapple Frozen Fifty Trail Run (South Mountain) 10M, 20M, 50K, 50M
2/18 Sat 10:00am Cupid’s Chase 5K (Morristown) 5K
2/25 Sat 8:00am Al Gordon Classic (Prospect Park, Brooklyn) 4M
2/26 Sun 9:00am NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon (New York) 13.1M

March

3/5 Sun 9:00am Salsa, Blues & Shamrocks 5K (Washington Heights, NY) 5K
3/5 Sun 10:00am Purim 5K (Fairlawn) 5K
3/11 Sat 10:00am Shamrock ‘N’ Run (Rutherford) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
3/11 Sat 10:00am St. Paddy’s Day 5K (Morristown) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
3/12 Sun 8:30am E. Murray Todd Half-Marathon (Lincroft) 13.1M
3/18 Sat 11:00am Hayden’s Heart 5K (Lyndhurst) 5K
3/19 Sun 7:00am Shamrock Marathon (Virginia Beach) 13.1M, 26.2M
3/19 Sun 7:30am New York City Half Marathon 13.1M
3/19 Sun 9:00am Fairlawn St. Patrick’s Day Run 5K
3/19 Sun 10:30am St. Paddy’s 8K Race (Freehold) 8K
3/25 Sat 7:00am The Baker’s Dozen 13.1 (Montclair) 13.1M NBGP: 700pts (13.1M)
3/25 Sat 9:00am NYRR Spring Classic (Central Park) 10K
3/26 Sun 8:50am Garden State 10 Miler (Colonial Park, Somerset) 5K, 10M NBGP: 700pts (10M)
3/26 Sun 9:00am Ocean Drive Marathon (Sea Isle City) 5K, 10M, 26.2M NBGP: 700pts (10M), 500pts ( 26.2M))
3/26 Sun 9:00am West Point Half Marathon 13.1M

April

4/1 Sat 8:00am Run to Breathe (Central Park) 4M
4/1 Sat 9:00am Colonia 5K Classic 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
4/1 Sat 9:00am New Jersey Ultra Festival (Blairstown) 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K, 50M, 100K, 100M
4/2 Sun 9:00am Indian Trails 20K (Middletown) 20K NBGP: 700pts (20K)
4/9 Sun 8:00am Rutgers UNITE Half Marathon & 8K (New Brunswick) 8K, 13.1M NBGP: 500pts (8K, 13.1M)
4/9 Sun 8:00am Lincoln Tunnel Challenge (Weehawken) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
4/9 Sat 8:00am NYRR 10K (Central Park) 10K
4/9 Sun 10:00am Cherry Blossom Run (Branch Brook Park) 10K NBGP: 500pts (10K)
4/17 Mon 10:00am Boston Marathon 26.2M
4/22 Sat 8:30am Asbury Park Half-Marathon, Jersey Shore Relay & 5K 13.1M, 5K
4/22 Sat 10:00am Earth Day 5K (Liberty State Park) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
4/23 Sun 8:30am Run as One (Central Park) 4M
4/23 Sun 9:00am Race 4 the Children (Wartinaco Park, Linden) 4M
4/23 Sun 9:00am Leatherman’s Loop 10K Trail Race (Cross River,NY) 10K
4/23 Sun 9:30am Rock & Run 5K (North Haledon) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
4/23 Sun 10:00am Strides for Hope 5K (Livingston) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
4/23 Sun 10:00am Run from WInter 10K (Duke Island Park, Bridgewater) 10K NBGP: 500pts (10K)
4/29 Sat 8:30am Susan Zabrisky Hughes Memorial 5K (Saddle River) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
4/29 Sat 9:00am Building Tomorrows 5K (West Orange) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
4/29 Sat 9:30am Clinton Country Run 5K, 15K NBGP: 500pts (5K), 700pts (15K)
4/29 Sat 10:00am Woods and Lakes Run (Mountain Lakes) 5K, 10K  
4/30 Sun 7:30am NJ Marathon & Half Marathon (Oceanport / Long Branch) 26.2M, 13.1M
4/30 Sun 8:00am SHAPE Women’s Half Marathon (Central Park) 13.1M
4/30 Sun 8:30am Berkeley School 5K (Bloomfield) 5K

May

5/6 Sat 8:30am Newport 10,000 (Jersey City) 10K NBGP: 700pts (10K)
5/7 Sun 8:30am Whippany Fire Company 5K 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
5/7 Sun 9:00am Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K 5K
5/7 Sun 9:00am Rock the River – Palisades Half Marathon (Fort Lee) 5K, 6K, 13.1M
5/7 Sun 9:00am Waldwick 5K 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
5/7 Sun 9:30am Run the Palisades (Cliffside Park & Fort Lee) 5K. 10K NBGP: 500pts (5K, 10K)
5/7 Sun 10:00am Madison 5K 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
5/13 Sat 5:00am North Face Endurance Challenge (Bear Mountain) 50M, 50K, 26.2M
5/13 Sat 9:00am Meghan Doyle ‘05K (Caldwell) 5K
5/14 Sun 7:15am Rubin Mother’s Day Run (Tenafly) 5K, 10K, 13.1M NBGP: 500pts (5K, 10K, 13.1M)
5/14 Sun 8:00am Japan Run (Central Park) 4M
5/14 Sun 8:00am North Face Endurance Challenge (Bear Mountain) 5K, 10K, 13.1M
5/14 Sun 9:00am Mother’s Day 5K (Berkeley Heights) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
5/14 Sun 10:00am HOHA Classic (Hoboken) 5M
5/17 Wed 6:30pm The Mind Matters 5K (Giralda Farms, Madison) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
5/20 Sat 7:00am Brooklyn Half Marathon 13.1M
5/20 Sat 9:00am Caldwell – West Caldwell Run for Education 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
5/20 Sat 10:00am Our House 4 Miler (Summit) 4M NBGP: 500pts (4M)
5/21 Sun 8:00am Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure (Liberty State Park) 5K  
5/21 Sun 8:30am Superhero Half Marathon and Relay (Morristown) 13.1M NBGP: 500pts (13.1M)
5/25 Thu 7:00pm Legal Runaround (Somerville) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
5/27 Sat 8:30am Spring Lake Five 5M
5/29 Mon 8:15am Ridgewood Run 10K, 5K NBGP: 700pts (10K), 500pts (5K)

Check the following web sites for more information, race applications and online registration:

Active.com (www.active.com/running)
Best Racing Systems (www.bestrace.com)
CompuScore (www.compuscore.com>)
Elite Racing Systems (www.eliteracingsystems.com>)
Jersey Adrenaline (www.jerseyadrenaline.com)
New Jersey Trail Series (www.njtrailseries.com)
New York Road Runners (www.nyrr.org)
On Your Mark Productions (www.oymp.net)
PracticeHard.com (www.practicehard.com)
Race Forum (www.raceforum.com)
RunSignUp (www.runsignup.com)
USATF-NJ (www.usatfnj.org)

Chris Jaworski has compiled a comprehensive list of trail races and ultra marathons in and around New Jersey.

www.essexrunning.org/trails

2017 USATF-NJ Grand Prix Championship Races

4/2 Sun 9:00am Indian Trails 20K (Middletown) 20K All Divisions
4/29 Sat 9:30am Clinton Country Run 15K All Divisions
5/6 Sat 8:30am Newport 10,000 (Jersey City) 10K Open Men & Women
5/29 Mon 8:15am Ridgewood Run 10K Masters Men & Women
6/17 Sat 9:00am New Milford 5K 5K Masters Women
6/19 Mon 8:00pm President’s Cup Night Race (Millburn) 5K Coed Open & Masters 40+
6/25 Sun 6:15pm Lager Run (Glen Ridge) 5K Open Men
8/20 Sun 5:00pm Midland Mile Montclair) 1M All Divisions
8/27 Sun 10:00am USATF-NJ Cross Country 5K 5K All Divisions
9/17 Sun 8:30am Liberty Waterfront Run (Jersey City) 13.1M All Divisions
10/1 Sun 9:30am Little Silver 5K 5K Open Women
10/22 Sun 10:00am USATF-NJ Cross Country 8K 8K All Divisions
11/12 Sun Noon Giralda Farms Run (Madison) 5K Masters Men
11/23 Thu 9:00am Ashenfelter 8K (Glen Ridge) 8K All Divisions