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    Ready Set Glow 5K Night Race
    Thu 23rd May
    Rahway, NJ, United States
    $30
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    Ready Set Glow 5K Night Race

    Rahway, NJ 07065, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Rahway once again hosts Ready Set Glow; an illuminating and glow in the dark 5K race on Thursday May 23rd! More than 1000 runners from 8 different states and over 100 different cities have participated in this race!

    Runners and walkers of all speeds are encouraged to decorate themselves in light-up costumes and participate in this annual run starting at 8:45pm in front of City Hall.

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    Walter Pierson 5K
    Sat 25th May
    West Deptford, NJ, United States
    $10 - $15
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    Walter Pierson 5K

    201 Wolf Dr, Thorofare, NJ 08086, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come join us for a wonderful 5k event celebrating West Deptford resident Walter Pierson for a lifetime of running and civic engagement.

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    Liberty State Park Fleet Week 5K
    Sun 26th May
    $20 - $35
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    Liberty State Park Fleet Week 5K

    Liberty State Park Reserve Pavilions, 5 Theodore Conrad Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join this race & run with active duty military personnel. The day includes a 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on Memorial Day Weekend.

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    Medford Lakes Colony Memorial Day 5K
    Mon 27th May
    Medford Lakes, NJ, United States
    $10
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    Medford Lakes Colony Memorial Day 5K

    St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, 6 Minnetonka Trail, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the Medford Lakes Colony Memorial Day 5K!

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    Ridgewood Run
    Mon 27th May
    Ridgewood, NJ, United States
    $15 - $30
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    Ridgewood Run

    Ridgewood, NJ 07450, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Ridgewood Run is the premier road race in northern New Jersey and one of the longest running races in the tri-state area. Choose either the 10K, 5K, Road Mile, Fun Run all or one of them.

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    North Jersey Pride Run
    Sat 1st Jun
    South Orange, NJ, United States
    $5 - $75
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    North Jersey Pride Run

    Grove Park, South Orange, NJ 07079, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The North Jersey Pride Run is a 5K race/run in South Orange, NJ. The race course is a loop that begins and ends in Grove Park (at Grove Road and South Orange Ave), South Orange, NJ. Runners and walkers of all ages, speeds, and styles are welcome to participate in the 5K. Come with your kids, your strollers, and your furry friends for a good time in the back of the pack. Then step up to the front and lead the way!

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    Jaime Pinaire's 5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    Chatham, NJ, United States
    $15
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    Jaime Pinaire's 5K

    Rt-124 at Fairmount Ave, Chatham, NJ 07928, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out for some family fun at the annual Jaime Pinaire's 5K Race and Fun Run , at Chatham High School. Run or walk the Certified 5K course which winds through the beautifully scenic Rolling Hills neighborhood, starting and ending at Chatham High School (NJ17510JHP). There will be one water station along the course. There will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run on and around Chatham High School grounds available for those who want a shorter distance. All ages are welcome!

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    Ronald House Run
    Sat 1st Jun
    West Deptford, NJ, United States
    $10 - $30
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    Ronald House Run

    RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 Riverwinds Dr, West Deptford, NJ 08086, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Sign-up to participate in our Annual Ronald House 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk. This was a great event last year and we are looking forward to an even better day. Chip Timing for the avid runner.

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    Night Nation Run - Philadelphia
    Sat 1st Jun
    $60
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    Night Nation Run - Philadelphia

    1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Night Nation Run is the Worlds 1st Running Music Festival an ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights. Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs.

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    Bethany 5k
    Sat 1st Jun
    Mount Laurel Township, NJ, United States
    $15 - $30
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    Bethany 5k

    1045 S Church St, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The flat terrain of Laurel Acres Park surrounds a beautiful pond and is a perfect setting for New Jersey's Walk and 5K Run. This park features: Baseball Fields, nature trails/jogging paths, 3 tot lots, sand volleyball court, picnic area with grills.

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    Einstein Walk and 5k Run Through the Park
    Sat 1st Jun
    Eagleville, PA, United States
    $30 - $35
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    Einstein Walk and 5k Run Through the Park

    2921 Denise Rd, Eagleville, PA 19403, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    While we continually work toward our goal of improving the health of people in the Philadelphia region, Einstein Healthcare Network offers many opportunities for you to reach out and feel great. Exercise your generosity and compassion by giving your time or treasure to one of our many premier healthcare programs.

    This year, all proceeds raised by the Walk and 5K Run Through the Park benefit lung cancer screening enhancements at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery.

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    St. Rose of Lima Falcon 5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    Haddon Heights, NJ, United States
    $25
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    St. Rose of Lima Falcon 5K

    1024 Prospect Ridge Blvd, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This annual race will take place on Kings Highway in Haddon Heights. Both the 5k race and 1 mile walk will start across the street from St. Rose on Amherst Rd, Audubon.

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    Wayne A.M Rotary 5K and Fitness Walk
    Sat 1st Jun
    $25
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    Wayne A.M Rotary 5K and Fitness Walk

    Wayne, NJ 07470, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A 5 K Run/Walk with all proceeds to benefit the local charities and eradication of Polio world-wide through the auspices of Rotary International.

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    Wissahickon Trail Classic 10K
    Sat 1st Jun
    $30 - $45
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    Wissahickon Trail Classic 10K

    Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, PA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Trail Classic has all the elements of a great trail race: First there is the beauty. Enjoy the Nations largest municipal park featuring windy single-track trails, gravel tow path, rushing water, a great variety of animal species, all blanketed by old growth shade trees and lush vegetation. But do not be fooled by the beauty. This is also a challenging course with numerous short but steep hills as runners navigate through the Wissahickon gorge. Lungs and legs will be tested equally. The Wissahickon park provides a full rural trail experience right in Philadelphia. Now in its 13th year, the Trail Classic attracts runners from throughout the Delaware Valley and New Jersey because there is no other trail race quite like it.

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    Long Beach Township (LBI) PBA Breakfast 5k Run/Walk
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Long Beach Township, NJ, United States
    $25 - $35
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    Long Beach Township (LBI) PBA Breakfast 5k Run/Walk

    11801 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The race will take place on 8:30 am at Nardis Tavern and Grille, 118th Street & the Blvd, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008

    Distances: 5k run /walk on Beach Ave

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    TEF Tenafly 5K Run & Dog Walk
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Tenafly, NJ, United States
    $15 - $20
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    TEF Tenafly 5K Run & Dog Walk

    10 Sunset Ln, Tenafly, NJ 07670, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the annual TEF Tenafly 5K Run and Dog Walk. The USATF-sanctioned 5K Run is one of the largest road races in North Jersey, drawing more than 1,500 runners of all ages and abilities. After the runners leave the starting line, more than 100 dog owners follow them on the 5K course with their dogs. The day's other fun events include a dog parade, tiger cub races, and a 1-mile fun run. We hope you join us as we enter our third decade of supporting Tenafly Public Schools.

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    The Centennial Village Velocity 5k
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Cranford, NJ, United States
    $25
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    The Centennial Village Velocity 5k

    Lincoln School, 132 Thomas St, Cranford, NJ 07016, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for this family-friendly certified race, with proceeds going towards improvements to the Centennial Village District.

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    UMAEF Viking 5K
    Sun 2nd Jun
    King of Prussia, PA, United States
    $25 - $35
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    UMAEF Viking 5K

    435 General Maxwell Ln, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    All proceeds from our Viking 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk go directly to fund the various projects that the Foundation awards each year. UMAEF welcomes athletes of all abilities to participate.

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    Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep
    Sun 2nd Jun
    $36
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    Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep

    20 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The NYC 5K Schlep: Breast, Ovarian & Prostate Cancer Run / Walk is a certified 5K that brings together hundreds of participants from the New York tri-state area, ranging in age from 6 - 90 years old, bound together in solidarity to raise the hopes of those battling breast, ovarian and prostate cancer as well as awareness and funds to help further research and treatment.

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    T2T Tower Climb
    Sun 2nd Jun
    $100
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    T2T Tower Climb

    New York, NY, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.

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    Run with the Docs 5k & 1 Miler
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Voorhees Township, NJ, United States
    $20 - $25
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    Run with the Docs 5k & 1 Miler

    100 Bowman Dr, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Proceeds from the Run with Docs 5K will support Virtua's Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program: Virtua's Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program provides care to families that face challenges before and after the loss of an infant.

    Proceeds from the Run with the Docs 5k will support the comprehensive Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program for families in our region. The program will help ensure that families who experience the loss of a pregnancy or infant loss have access to a multidisciplinary range of services that provide comfort and support during a very difficult time.

    Thanks to generous gifts already made in support of the program, Virtua hired a manager for the Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program in 2015. This position continues to be fully funded through donations and is a resource for families in our region, whether they are patients at Virtua or another health care system.

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    Inkaway’s No Regret 5K
    Sun 2nd Jun
    $25
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    Inkaway’s No Regret 5K

    1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media, PA 19063, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Please join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Ridley Creek State Park (picnic Area 11) for the Inkaway No Regret 5K run and 1 mile walk to benefit the Down Syndrome Interest Group of Delaware County. This course is USATF certified.

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    Run for the Rose House 5K
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Randolph, NJ, United States
    $35
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    Run for the Rose House 5K

    Henderson Hall, 214 Center Grove Rd, Randolph, NJ 07869, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The event is a 5K Walk/Run on the campus of the County College of Morris. The course is certified by USA Track and Field and is open to all runner of all levels. The proceeds from the event will help support the residential and vocational programs of The Rose House, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of developmentally disabled adults.

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    George Benjamin & Browning Ross Memorial 5K
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Woodbury, NJ, United States
    $20
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    George Benjamin & Browning Ross Memorial 5K

    6 N Broad St, Woodbury, NJ 08096, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Memorial 5k honoring two of Woodbury's finest residents. Let us not forget the accomplishments and character traits of these two great Americans.

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    $45
    Details

    Run Fest

    4226 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Philly Run Fest is a celebration of all things running and Philadelphia. Proudly presented by Philadelphia Runner, this is a race - festival - tailgate - running community gathering you dont want to miss. Sign up for one of three great events and join us on June the 2nd!

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    Night Nation Run - New York City
    Sat 8th Jun
    Kings County, NY, United States
    $29.99
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    Night Nation Run - New York City

    3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Night Nation Run is the Worlds 1st Running Music Festival an ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights. Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs. To date over 1 million people across the World have become a member of the Night Nation! Celebrate Life. Celebrate friends and family. Celebrate Music. Run with the Night Nation!

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    Sacco 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    North Bergen, NJ, United States
    $25
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    Sacco 5K

    1112 79th St, North Bergen, NJ 07047, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The annual Sacco 5k race has been certified through the USA Track & Field. It will begin in Braddock Park and feature a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline along Boulevard East. The proceeds of this charitable event will provide funding for the Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation. The recent funding through this tax exempt foundation consisted of tax services for seniors in our community and various scholarships for North Bergen High School students. In addition, the foundation has provided emergency relief to fire victims, continually supports local pantries, and provides meals for the needy during the holiday season. Please join us and be part of this exciting event!

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    Run to Stop Childhood Pain
    Sat 8th Jun
    Pennsauken Township, NJ, United States
    $25
    Details

    Run to Stop Childhood Pain

    US-130 at MERCHANTVILLE RD, Pennsauken Township, NJ, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our Annual 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser will be held at Cooper River Park on N Park Dr, Pennsauken Township, NJ.

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    Nicky's Run 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    Mount Holly, NJ, United States
    $20 - $25
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    Nicky's Run 5K

    4 Danbury Ct, Mt Holly, NJ 08060, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Annual Nicky's Run 5K promotes youth suicide awareness and prevention. All proceeds benefit the Nicky Green Foundation (NG52).

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    Night Nation Run - Brooklyn
    Sat 8th Jun
    Kings County, NY, United States
    $60
    Details

    Night Nation Run - Brooklyn

    Aviator Sports & Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Night Nation Run is the Worlds 1st Running Music Festival an ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights. Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs.

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    United Way of Gloucester County Sun Run 5k & Family Fun Walk
    Sat 8th Jun
    West Deptford, NJ, United States
    $30
    Details

    United Way of Gloucester County Sun Run 5k & Family Fun Walk

    RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 Riverwinds Dr, West Deptford, NJ 08086, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A family friendly event with something for everyone. This is a super hero themed 5k Run and 1 Mile Super Course at RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford.

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    Good Samaritan 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    Malvern, PA, United States
    $10 - $20
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    Good Samaritan 5K

    Malvern, PA 19355, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Good Samaritan 5K is pleased to bring to you our 3rd annual event in support of local causes and families in financial need in the greater Philadelphia area. Needs can be as a result of medical expenses and other essential bills impacting quality of life. The event is organized by the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church of Delaware Valley, Malvern.

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    Hot Potato 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    $20 - $35
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    Hot Potato 5K

    Mercy LIFE Valley View, 111 Elwyn Rd, Elwyn, PA 19063, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Sterman Masser, Inc. is excited to host Hegins Valleys 7th Annual Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk, which will again include the 6th Annual Tater Tot Trot for kids ages 12 and under. It is one of SMIs core beliefs that community involvement is essential for the success and continued growth of the Hegins Valley community.

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    NYRR New York Mini 10K (& RNYRR Stages 2,3)
    Sat 8th Jun
    Free - $50
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    NYRR New York Mini 10K (& RNYRR Stages 2,3)

    Manhattan, New York, NY, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the NYRR New York Mini 10K, a race just for women! As the worlds original women-only road race founded in 1972 and named for the miniskirt, it empowers women of all ages and fitness levels to come together, be active and accomplish a running milestone alongside some of the greatest runners in the world. Every woman who registers for the race will receive a special performance tank top at bib pickup, and every finisher will receive a medal. Together, we run.

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    BRC Runs Third State Hops 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    Burlington, NJ, United States
    $35
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    BRC Runs Third State Hops 5K

    330 US-130, Burlington, NJ 08016, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out and celebrate Third States Anniversary with Burlington Running Club by starting the day off with running our 5K.

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    Live Heroic 5K & 1M Super Course
    Sat 8th Jun
    West Deptford, NJ, United States
    $30
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    Live Heroic 5K & 1M Super Course

    201 Wolf Dr, Thorofare, NJ 08086, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A family friendly event with something for everyone. This is a super hero themed 5k Run and 1 Mile Super Course at RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford.

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    Portugal Day Races
    Sun 9th Jun
    $12
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    Portugal Day Races

    80 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Each year runners/walkers, Portuguese or not, gather and race in the historic Ironbound section, celebrating Portuguese-American culture.

    The Portugal Day Races take place every year around the first or second Sunday of June (usually the closest one to the Portuguese national holiday). The race was founded in 1979 by the late Manuel Parente and had been directed for many years by the late Domingos Cravo. The Lar Dos Leos (Den of Lions) has organized the event since its beginning. In honor of their service to the Portuguese community, we have named the Cravo Kid Dash and the Parente Mile in the honor. We have also named the 5k in honor of a longtime supporter and friend of ours, the late Jack Casimiro. Had it not been for their contributions and generosity, these races would not be possible.

    -Muito obrigado por tudo que vocs tem feito

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    FORT LEE 5K - RUNNING FOR OUR YOUTH
    Sun 9th Jun
    Fort Lee, NJ, United States
    $20
    Details

    FORT LEE 5K - RUNNING FOR OUR YOUTH

    1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Fort Lee PBA Local 245 will be hosting it's annual Fast and Flat 5k Run and One Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 9:30AM. The USATF certified course will be held on Fort Lee's famous Abbott Blvd. The 1 mile fun run/walk will start 9:30am sharp followed by the 5K at 10:00am.

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    Donation Dash
    Sun 9th Jun
    Ambler, PA, United States
    $25
    Details

    Donation Dash

    521 Houston Rd, Ambler, PA 19002, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out and support the Jewish Relief Agency of the Philadelphia area by attending the Wissahickon JSU Donation Dash. There will be a 5K race (3.1 miles) for the runner and a 1 mile walk for those who are on the less athletic sides, but would still love to participate! Awards will be given to the top runners overall and the top runners in each age group for each sex. There will be plenty of other fun activities such as face painting and a dunk tank for families to enjoy. Also, there will be a wide selection of food to choose from, because whats a fundraiser without food! The Jewish Relief Agency serves over 6,000 diverse low-income individuals across Greater Philadelphia by relieving hunger, improving lives, and strengthening our community. With our funds benefitting JRA, we will be sure to make an impact in our community and promote personal wellness through the run. There are limited spaces available, so make sure you sign yourself and your family up quickly!

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    $20 - $45
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    Philly Pride Run

    4226 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Philly Pride Run is back for year number 3 of LOUD and PROUD running through the streets of Philadelphia. Come celebrate Philly Pride with Philly's Pride Run 5K race and the original 1.5 miler Fun Run, down the historic Pride Parade route in Center City Philadelphia!

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    MBCo 5K Doughnut Run: Branch Brook Park
    Sun 9th Jun
    $25 - $48
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    MBCo 5K Doughnut Run: Branch Brook Park

    Branch Brook Park, Lake St & Park Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Montclair Bread Company's newest 5K Doughnut Run promises to be the tastiest 5K ever with Ronnybrook Chocolate Milk, Cold Brewed Stumptown Coffee and MBC's doughnuts after every mile on the course and at the finish line!!!

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    Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk for Mental Health
    Sun 9th Jun
    Bayonne, NJ, United States
    $20 - $25
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    Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk for Mental Health

    Bayonne, NJ, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our mission at the Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk Series is to bring awareness to the issue of mental health and help those who are suffering know they are not alone. We need to speak up with our voices, our legs and our financial resources to make the world a happier place for everyone. We hope you can join us on this journey.

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    Woodstream Swim Club Dash and Splash 5K
    Sun 9th Jun
    Evesham Township, NJ, United States
    $20
    Details

    Woodstream Swim Club Dash and Splash 5K

    3 E Main St, Marlton, NJ 08053, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for first annual 5k through the tree lined neighborhood of Woodstream in Marlton, NJ. The race will begin at J Harold Van Zan Elementary School and finish at Woodstream Swim Club where all registered runners are welcome to join us for a Community Day at the Swim Club.

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