6th Annual Run in the Park
HP-5K Race, Sunday May 19
Runners, walkers, children and adults are encouraged to participate.
Sign up online HERE
Main Street Highland Park hosts the SIXTH ANNUAL Run in the Park– Highland Park 5K Race, Sunday May 19, 2013. PHOTOS
Be well while doing good (and having fun!) this year. Main Street Highland Park hosts the SIXTH ANNUAL Run in the Park – Highland Park 5K Race, Sunday May 19. Click here for RACE ROUTE
Just before 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, Highland Park Police and the Department of Public Works will close Raritan Avenue to vehicular traffic and open it to another form of traffic—racers running in “A Run in the Park.”
Last year's overall winner cam in with a time around 16:32
The female racer won with a time of 22:47
For a list of past results, click HERE
“This race has shaped up into an excellent event, with something like 500 racers expected. There is still room for sponsors,” said Main Street director James McCrone, “and lots of volunteer opportunities.”
“It’s going to be a wonderful fun, family, community event on a beautiful course,” said HP 5-K committee member Andrea Baay.
“This is a fine example of Highland Park’s community spirit and commitment to healthful competition,” said McCrone.
Race organizers are hoping that sports teams from the high school, the middle school, the Highland Park Soccer association and others will join in the fun. Residents can participate or come out and cheer on friends, family and neighbors in this community-building event.
Race organizers are asking those who live along the route to set up lawn chairs and provide beverages and encouragement to the runners.
Registrations postmarked before May 10 are $25 and $28 thereafter, including the day of the race. (USATF members receive a $2 discount).
Registration forms can be picked at MSHP’s office at 421 Raritan Ave. or from various businesses throughout the borough. Checks should be made out to “Main Street Highland Park-5K”.
Participants can also register online HERE
Participants should meet at 8 a.m. near the doughboy statue on Raritan Avenue. The race begins at 9 a.m. and lasts an hour. There will be an awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m. There will be a top overall prize for the fastest male and female and first-place male and female awards for specific age groups.
Sponsorships are still available!
Proceeds from the 3.1-mile (5km) race will benefit the Highland Park library, volunteer fire dept, first-aid, police and the office of recreation.
For more information, contact Main Street Highland Park at (732) 828-8444. To see photos of last year, click HERE