The USATF-sanctioned 5K Run is one of the largest road races in North Jersey, drawing more than 1,500 runners of all ages and abilities. After the runners leave the starting line, more than 100 dog owners follow them on the 5K course with their dogs. The day’s other fun events include a dog parade, tiger cub races, and 1-mile fun run.
All proceeds from the event support the Tenafly Educational Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that funds teacher-initiated programs and projects in the Tenafly public schools that the school budget is unable to cover. The event raised more than $40,000 in 2017 and has raised more than $500,000 since its inception in 1999.
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The 5K Run attracts more than 1,500 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The race starts and finishes on Sunset Lane, near the entrance to the track. The 5K Run begins at 9:00 sharp. The 5K Run features an Elite Runner Start, which allows under-21:00 5K runners to start at the front of the pack. For everyone’s safety and as a courtesy to faster runners, slower runners and walkers are asked to start towards the back of the pack. The 5K course has water stations at each kilometer and clocks at each mile. For a course map, award categories, and more information, visit www.tenafly5k.com.
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades 1-Mile Fun Run begins at 10:30 outside the gym at Tenafly Middle School. The Fun Run is led by the Tenafly High School track team. All participants receive a medal. The course includes two water stations. A course map is available at www.tenafly5k.com.