It’s almost time for Thanksgiving, and for most people that means one thing: a feast! For those looking for a workout before they overeat and watch football for the rest of the day, the Bergen County area offers a few fun runs that support local causes and charities. So before you have your Thanksgiving feast, get outside, join the community and get some great exercise in the process! Check out these Thanksgiving Day fun runs taking place near Lodi, New Jersey!
- Upper Saddle River 5K Run
The Upper Saddle River 5K Run is organized by the Upper Saddle River Recreation Commision and will take place on Thanksgiving Day. Proceeds from the race will help a number of charities, including the Children’s Therapy Center, USR Education Foundation, the “Extra Mile” Scholarship Fund and more. In the event’s history, it has raised more than $220,000 in its 19 years! The race starts and ends at Cavallini Middle School (392 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River, NJ). Check-in and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K race beginning at 9 a.m. Registration for the 5K run is $30 before the race day and $35 the day of the race. Prizes are awarded to the top-three male and female finishers in each age bracket as well as other unique awards. The first 2300 entrants will receive a long sleeve shirt and a visor commemorating the event. For spectators, the event will feature a DJ, as well as food and drinks. Those looking to register can click on the link above for more details.
- The Racefaster Thanksgiving Day Run
The Racefaster Thanksgiving Day Run takes place in Glen Rock, NJ at the Glen Rock Municipal Pool (390 Doremus Avenue) on Thanksgiving Day, and features both a 5K Run and a Kids Fun Run. The 5K Run takes place at 9 a.m. while the Kids Fun Run takes place at 9:45 a.m. Registration for the 5K Run is $30 (plus a $2.75 sign up fee) and ends on November 22, while registration for the Kids Fun Run is $15 (plus a $2.75 sign up fee) and also ends on November 22. Those looking to register can click on the link above for more details.
Both of these races are certified by the USATF. If you’re a member of the USATF, you may be eligible for discounted registration fees.
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