Doug Williams 5000 Meter & Kids Run

The Essex Running Club is hosting the third annual Doug Williams Memorial 5000 Meter & Kids Run on Sunday September 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Tierney’s Tavern (136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ).

The races celebrate the life of Douglas Williams who was tragically killed by a hit and run driver on October 9th 2011.

Doug Williams, a lifelong resident of Montclair and member of the Essex Running Club, was walking home on Upper Mountain Avenue after grabbing a bite, just blocks of reaching his home he was suddenly and violently struck by a passing vehicle which sped away.  Tragically, when Doug was found at the scene, he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The driver of that vehicle was never found.

In that moment, we were robbed of a man known by all for his gentle soul, trademark laugh, and caring nature.

On Sunday September 13th, Doug’s family, friends, and runners alike will gather to honor his memory and recognize his enduring spirit.  Doug’s affinity for running and taking part in so many world -class marathons will be celebrated with the Memorial 5000 Meter Run.   Proceeds will benefit a Scholarship in his name at Montclair State University, School of Business, where he graduated in 1985.

Packet Pickup:
7:00 am – 8:45 am at Tierney’s Tavern

Custom designed long sleeved natural cotton “George Inness” t-shirts to all participants in the 5k.

Post race party @ Tierney’s featuring Magic Hat Beer (Doug’s Favorite) and more!

The 5K course is a USATF-NJ certified 3 turn route which follows North Mountain Avenue through the Anderson Park and back via Edgemont and Valley Roads in  Montclair.

A kids run will be held at the same time as the 5K. Cost is a $20 donation to the fund.


In Person @ Fleet Feet Sports Montclair Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, New Jersey.

In Person On Race Day starting @ 7:00 AM @ Tierney’s Tavern.

To register via the race application, please print and mail the Douglas Williams 5000 Race Application

USATF-NJ member, 5k early registration fee: $25.00
Non USATF member, 5k early registration fee: $28.00
5k registration after 9/2/2014 and on race day: $30.00

For more information: contact Dan Murphy (

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