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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

Sun, Sep 242017 Ovarian Cancer Mayors 5K Run to Break the SilenceWest Orange, NJ
Sat, Sep 30Ajvar 5K Garfield, NJGarfield, NJ
Sat, Sep 30Audubon Alumni School Scholarship 5K Run/WalkAudubon, NJ
Sat, Sep 30Roots Rock Run NewarkNewark, NJ
Sat, Oct 7For the Love of Humanity 5KCranford, NJ
Sat, Oct 7Greate Pumpkin Duathlon and 5kEstell Manor, NJ
Sat, Oct 14D'Feet Disabilities 5KRidgefield Park, NJ
Sun, Oct 15Apple Chase Run for Life 5K/12K - 21st RunningPequannock, NJ
Sun, Oct 222017 Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon, 10K & 5KAtlantic City, NJ
Sat, Oct 285th Annual NMEF 10K/5K & Kids RunNew Milford, NJ

Recent 5K races in New Jersey

Sat, Sep 23Shark Run 5kBay Head, NJ
Sat, Sep 2318th Carnegie Center 5K and One Mile Fun Run for The Parkinson AlliancePrinceton, NJ
Sat, Sep 23Beyond the Rainbow 5k Run/WalkSewell, NJ
Sat, Sep 23Cherry Hill Public Library Book It 5kCherry Hill, NJ
Sun, Sep 17Berkeley Heights 5K 2017Berkeley Heights, NJ
Sun, Sep 17ShopRite of Hunterdon County Race for HungerFlemington, NJ
Sat, Sep 16PCOS Strides National 5K Walk - Ridgefield ParkRidgefield Park, NJ
Sat, Sep 16Caroline Fund 5kCaldwell, NJ
Sun, Sep 105K Run for EveryoneWestfield, NJ
Sat, Sep 9Empower 5k Run & 1 Mile WalkSewell, NJ

New/Updated 5K races in New Jersey

Thu, Nov 23Morris Twp 5K/1M Turkey Trot by Interfaith Food Pantry & Literacy Volunteers of Morris CountyMorris Twp., NJ

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