Area Races

Race Calendar for December 2017 – February 2018

  • 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.


12/2 Sat 9:00am Santa’s Sleigh 5K (Darlington Park, Mahwah) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
12/2 Sat 9:00am NJ Winter Trail Series #2 (Lewis Morris Park) 5K, 10K, 13.1M
12/2 Sat 9:30am Trinity Academy 5K Reindeer Run (Caldwell) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
12/2 Sat 9:30am Jingle Bell Jog (Prospect Park, Brooklyn) 5K
12/2 Sat 10:00am Rutgers Big Chill 5K 5K
12/2 Sat 10:00am Run Santa Run 5K (Brookdale Park) 5K
12/3 Sun 10:00am Run for the Red (Millburn) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
12/3 Sun 9:00am Pete McArdle Cross Country Classic (Bronx) 15K
12/9 Sat 8:30am 5K Ugly Sweater Run (Whippany) 5K
12/9 Sat 8:30am Ted Corbitt 15K (Central Park) 15K
12/10 Sun 8:30am Jingle Bell Run (Elizabeth) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
12/10 Sat 9:00am Montclair Bread Company Doughnut Run 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
12/10 Sun 9:00am NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon (Central Park) 13.1M
12/16 Sat 9:00am NJ Winter Trail Series #3 (Lewis Morris Park) 5K, 10K, 13.1M
12/17 Sun 9:30am Passaic Chanukah 5K 5K
12/17 Sun 10:00am Super Santa 5K (Morris Township) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
12/30 Sat 1:00pm Polar Bear Race (Asbury Park) 5K
12/31 Sun 11:59pm NYRR Midnight Run (Central Park) 4M


1/1 Mon 11:00am First Day 5K (Fairlawn) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
1/1 Mon 11:00am Resolution Run 5K (Hillsborough) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
1/1 Mon 12:00pm Hangover Run (Westfield) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
1/6 Sat 8:00am Watchung Winter Ultra (Watchung Reservation) 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50K
1/6 Sat 8:00am Joe Kleinerman 10K (Central Park) 10K
1/7 Sun 9:00am NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic Central Park 5 Miler 5M, 10M
1/20 Sat 9:00am Winter Trail Series #4 (Lewis Morris Park) 5K, 10K, 13.1M
1/21 Sun 8:00am Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon (Central Park) 13.1M


2/3 Sat 9:00am Winter Trail Series #5 (Lewis Morris Park) 5K, 10K, 13.1M
2/3 Sat 9:00am Penguin Pace (Wayne) 5K NBGP: 500pts (5K)
2/4 Sun 9:00am NYRR Gridiron 4 Miler (Central Park) 4M
2/10 Sat 10:00am Cupid’s Chase 5K (Morristown) 5K
2/17 Sat 7:00am Febapple Frozen Fifty Trail Run (South Mountain) 10M, 20M, 50K, 50M
2/24 Sat 8:00am Al Gordon 4 Miler (Prospect Park, Brooklyn) 4M
2/25 Sun 9:00am NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon (New York) 13.1M

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New Jersey Trail Series (
New York Road Runners (
On Your Mark Productions ( (
Race Forum (
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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