The Berkeley Heights "Run for the Health of It!" Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk was established in 1996 to help lend support to non-profit organizations. Since its inception, the event has raised over $ 220,000 and assisted over 30 charitable organizations. This unique small town event draws runners, walkers and spectators alike to Memorial Field to join in the festivities. Over 500 Runners will race through tree-lined neighborhoods in the Berkeley Heights 5K, which is sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association and is a 500-point race in the New Balance New Jersey Grand Prix Series. Non-runners and families can enjoy the fun by entering the 1.5-mile fitness walk, which winds through sections of the tree-lined residential 5K course. Our Free Tot Trot and Fun Runs for children ages 2-11 round out the day with over 150 smiling children dashing across Memorial Field. Please join us this year for a morning of friendly competition and family fun.
Event details and schedule
Early registration (by September 9th) guarantees a t-shirt:
General Public $25
USTAF-New Jersey Members only: $20
Late Registration (After September 5th or race day) t-shirts while supplies last
General Public $30
USTAF-New Jersey Members only $30
Pre race day packet pick up is September 14th and 16th, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and September 18th 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
They can be picked up at the Smith Chiropractic Center, 134 Snyder Ave, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. Call 908-464-8899 for Questions or race info. Ask for Dr. Patrick Smith-Race Director.
Late registration/packet pick-up starts at 7:45 am on September 19th at Memorial Field.
No registration required for the Tot Trot and Fun Run. Just show up at 10:15am
Schedule for September 19th
7:45 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up
8:00 a.m. – Music and Pre race warm up routine
9:30 a.m. – 5K race
9:35 a.m. – 1.5 Mile Fitness Walk
10:30 a.m. – Tot Trot and Fun Runs for kids
10:45 a.m. – Awards
5k Award Categories
1st, 2nd & 3rd Places Overall for Men & for Women
1st, 2nd & 3rd Places for Men and Women in each of these categories:
10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,
30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49,
50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70-80, 80 & older
Route 78 Exit 41 (from the east, make right off the exit at stop sign; from the west, turn left at the stop sign). At the bottom of the hill, turn left at traffic light onto Plainfield Avenue towards Berkeley Heights. Straight through first traffic light (Mountain Avenue). Memorial Field will be on your left at the intersection of Park Avenue and railroad tracks.
In the municipal parking lot at the train station. Just follow the 5K signs.