When: Thanksgiving Day 11/24/2016
Where: Cavallini School, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Contact: mgrupp@soundlounge.com

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OUR 18th Year Running!


Upper Saddle River 5k Run

On Thanksgiving morning don't forget to burn some calories, catch up with the neighbors, help the community and go home with a sharp looking t-shirt (and maybe more). That's right … please come to the Upper Saddle River 5k Run (Formerly The Dick Meighan Memorial 5k Run). Once again, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the Upper Saddle River Rec Commission promises another stellar event. We expect the usual highly-competitive individual and family competitions, plus we'll be providing top-notch awards, a complimentary t-shirt, hat, and a super spread of post-race refreshments.

We need your help! We will be collecting used sports equipment for Let's Play it Forward. Items that are accepted include: Footballs, kickballs, soccer balls, volleyballs and basketballs, all baseball, soccer, softball, hockey, tennis and lacrosse equipment, pinneys, orange cones and discs, rollerblades, golf bags, full set of irons, woods, individual irons, wedges, putters and golf balls, shin guards, ski goggles and gloves, uniforms in sets of 12 or more and gently used sneakers. Items not accepted are football gear, golf shoes, wrestling and swimming gear, apparel, skateboards, skis and ski boots. Thank you in advance.

Registration and pick-up of t-shirt, hat, and race number may be done in person on race eve from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wednesday November 23 at  Cavallini School, gymnasium, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS that register 50 or more runners: There will be a $5 discount per runner. A check will be given to the group leader after the race, which can then be distributed to the runners.

The race is organized by the Upper Saddle River Recreation Commission through the generosity of the families and businesses listed in our Sponsors Page. This year's race will follow the format of our previous races and feature individual and family team competition.

2016 SWAG!

To support and reward the participation of young people, age divisions are: 10-and-under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-24, 25-29. In 2007 we added a new catagory, The Baby Buggy Brigade, to add a new element of fun to the annual race.

See Our Course Map!

Proceeds from the event continue to benefit the local community, including D.A.R.E., Ambulance Corps and Fire Department, USR Education Foundation, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, USR Youth Triathlon, Shelter Our Sisters, Oasis, Children's Therapy Center, The Rose Foundation of Haiti, and the "Extra Mile" Scholarship Fund. Total donations exceed $220,000. The race has also provided much Thanksgiving Day joy to thousands of runners and their families. The Upper Saddle River Recreation Commission is extremely grateful to all who support the event.

Please explore our web site to learn more about the Upper Saddle River 5K Run and send email if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.


2016 Upper Saddle River 5K Run long sleeve shirt