2016 Summer 5K Races and Events Bergen County NJ
One of the best ways to enjoy the warm summer weather is with a 5K event or other running race. There are many to choose from in the area. In fact, there’s probably too many to choose from. So, to help you out, we’ve compiled a shortlist of our top picks for 2016 summer 5K races and events in Bergen County NJ. Check them out and be sure to share any of your favorites in the comments section below.
With the Ridgewood Run, you’ll have a number of different races to sign up for. In addition to the 5K race, there are other race options, including a 10K wheelchair race and a fun run. You’ll want to see which time your preferred race starts, but they are all scheduled to take place May 30.
George Washington Bridge Challenge in Fort Lee NJ
This race takes place June 5 and is in support of local American Caner Society programs. You can choose either the 5K or 10K course, which both offer amazing views. Food, music and entertainment will follow the races at the Ross Dock in Palisades State Park. The 5K race starts at 7:45 a.m. and the 10K starts at 8:15 a.m.
Tenafly 5K Run and Dog Walk
If you’re looking for another race on June 5, then this is another great option. Not only is there a 5K run, but there is also a 5K dog walk, as well as a dog parade and more. If you want to have some fun with your furry friend, this is the place to be. Check out the event website for race times and registration information.
Join Hands 5K in Ridgefield Park NJ
Benefiting the Tomorrows Children’s Fund, this event consists of a Join Hands 5K and a Join Hands family mile. The runs take place at the Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, with the 5K beginning at 9 a.m. and the family mile starting at 10 a.m. You’ll want to be sure to register by June 23.
Foam Glow 5K in East Rutherford NJ
The Foam Glow 5K – New York is happening in East Rutherford NJ and is a unique running event. Everyone who participates will receive an event t-shirt and be able to enjoy navigating through the various colored foam at multiple points in the race. The foam glows in the dark under the event’s black lights, creating a fun atmosphere. The race starts at 8:45 p.m. but a party will follow for those who stay. You will need to register by 8:15 p.m. on July 29, the night of the event.
Night Nation Run in Leonia NJ
Another unique race option is the Night Nation Run happening in Leonia at Overpeck Park. It’s more than just a 5K, as there will be live music to accompany you along the way. Along the route, there will be multiple DJ stages before runners reach the main stage for a race after party. The race start time is 8 p.m. on August 20.
This is certainly not a complete list of 2016 summer 5K races and events in Bergen County NJ, but these are a few that we’ve decided to highlight for you. If you have others that you’d like to share, head down to the comments section below.