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Calendar of 5K Races in New Jersey

The 5K distance is the perfect introductory distance for novice runners, as well as a challenging test of endurance and speed for competitive runners. Casual runners who want to take their training to the next level can benefit greatly from a 5K race. The best part of a 5K race is that they are accessible to all fitness types, ages and levels.

Here you will find a listing of the 5K races registered with JogRunRace for New Jersey.

Upcoming 5K races in New Jersey

Sat, Apr 1Knowlton Moving Together 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run 2017Columbia, NJ
Sat, Apr 120th Annual Run for the Schooner! Walkathon, 5k and 1 Mile Fun RunPort Norris, NJ
Sat, Apr 1Colonia 5K Classic/Chris Jantas Fun RunColonia, NJ
Sat, Apr 1Hops Trot 5k 2017Atlantic City, NJ
Sat, Apr 88th Annual Walk With Me & 5k RunEast Rutherford, NJ
Sat, Apr 88th Annual Walk With Me & 5K Run Fundraising EventEast Rutherford, NJ
Sat, Apr 81st Annual NACS 5k Run/Walk & Kid's DashBridgeton, NJ
Sat, Apr 225K Earth Day RaceCape May Court House, NJ
Sat, Apr 22Jersey City Challenge RaceJersey City, NJ
Sat, Apr 222017 Thea's Star of Hope Run for Research 5KRobbinsville, NJ

Recent 5K races in New Jersey

Sat, Mar 25Wildwoods Boardwalk Spring 5K - to benefit Special Olympics New JerseyWildwood, NJ
Wed, Mar 16th Annual bFIT 4Lifers RUN 4U 5K Run/WalkPennsauken, NJ

New/Updated 5K races in New Jersey

Sat, Apr 22Jersey City Challenge RaceJersey City, NJ
Sun, Apr 30Polonia 5k RunGarfield, NJ
Sat, May 62nd Annual Painted Pines 5KMedford Lakes, NJ
Sat, May 13Titan 5KKeansburg, NJ
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