The best way to begin race weekend, whether you are warming up your legs for the longer stuff on Sunday or striving for a PR, is on the boardwalk at the 5K.

The race kicks off the RWJBarnabas Health Family Day which includes kids races and family-friendly entertainment for everyone.


Saturday, April 28th

Race Starts at 8AM

@ The Great Lawn at Ocean Promenade, Long Branch

Getting There


Race Fee:

$30 thru 10/4
$35 after 10/4


  • Race Shirt

  • Medal

  • Access to pre-race party at the Diadora Race Exposition

  • Chip timing

  • Uninterrupted running along the Boardwalk at Long Branch


8:00AM:  Race day registration and PPU opens

8:45AM:  5K reg and PPU closes

9:00AM:  5K start

9:00AM:  Family Day activities and games begin

10:15AM:  Kids races reg and PPU closes

10:30AM:  Kids races start

12:00PM:  Family Day closes


Course Overview

If you have separation anxiety with the ocean, this course is for you. The 5K is entirely contained on the Long Branch Boardwalk. 


Awards will be given for 1st-3rd Males and Females for each of the following age divisions:

Ages 19 & under, 20-24 , 25-29 , 30-34, 35-39, 40-44 , 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69
(top 3 overall and top 3 Male/Female for 70+ runners)


gear check

  • Use the clear bag check bag that was provided to you at packet pickup to stow your stuff.
  • We will have a sectioned-off, attended area next to the Registration / Packet Pick Up tent.
  • Pacers Running will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please do not bring valuables.  
  • The gear check area will shut down at 12:00PM. Any uncollected items will be taken to gear check on Sunday.  


  • Must Maintain a 15 minute per mile pace.
  • Race is rain or shine.
  • Race bibs can be picked up at Packet Pickup at the Diadora Race Exposition or on race morning at the race site. 
  • Race Day Registration is available if the event has not sold out.










    Questions? Get ready for race day with our Athlete Guide (Coming in mid-October) and FAQ