5K RACE - 9:30AM


Thank you to everyone who supported this year's race. There were almost 400 people in the 5K and about 100 in the 1 Mile fun run. Race results for the 5K are available at Any unclaimed awards can be picked up at Fleet Feet Sports (603 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair). Please support Fleet Feet Sports (Montclair) and Pursue Physical Therapy & Performance Training (Verona) who were both platinum sponsors for this year's race. We hope to see you back again on Labor Day next year.

(Note: Information below was for the race on September 2, 2019.)

This is one of the best 5K races held in northern New Jersey and still only $25 if you pre-register ($20 for USATF members). Register online at or extra fees for online registration. Online registration closes at midnight on Thu, Aug 29. 

The 5K race is a USATF-NJ grand prix event on a fast USATF certified course through the streets of Verona with the start on Lakeside Avenue and a scenic finish in Verona Park. There is also a 1 mile fun run and health walk around Verona Park at 9:00am followed by the 5K race at 9:30am.

This race is organized entirely by volunteers from Verona UNICO and the Essex Running Club with all proceeds going towards local charities and scholarships.

Electronic chip timing of the 5K race by CompuScore with results published on their website at Awards and Fleet Feet gift certificates to the top 3 finishers in 5 year age groups. Running shoes presented by Fleet Feet Sports to the 1st overall male and female winner. Gift certificate to Bella Gente restaurant to oldest male and female finisher.

T-shirts to all pre-registered entries and on race day while supplies last. Bagels, fruit and other refreshments provided after the race at the finish area.

Click here to download the race application with complete information about the race and how to register.

Register in person at Fleet Feet Sports, 603 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair thru Sun, Sept. 1. Cash or checks only at Fleet Feet.

Early packet pickup at Fleet Feet Sports on Sat, Aug. 31 (Noon – 7pm) and Sun, Sept. 1 (Noon – 4pm).

Race day registration and packet pickup will begin at 8 AM at the boathouse in Verona Park. Cash or checks only on race day.

Please e-mail if you have any questions.