Running Races in New Jersey
Running races on the roads and trails, as well as cross-country is well organized in New Jersey. The New Jersey Association of USA Track and Field (USATF) has been a guiding force through their creation and administration of the New Balance Grand Prix. The grand prix links races to a points system that ranks individuals and teams and fosters competition and comradery between the running clubs in the state.
Going on over 30 years of races, our summer cross-country series is a great summer time event to do! Until 2007 it was held on four summer evenings in Donaldson Park, Highland Park, NJ. In 2007 it was moved to Buccleuch Park because Donaldson Park is closed for construction. After construction was complete, the race has been moved back to Donaldson Park in 2013! The race historically attracts both fun runners and hardcore team-oriented competitors from all over the state. The 5K cross-country course consists of two laps with challenging short hills. It is grass, cinder and hardpack dirt, so you may wear spikes if you choose. Read more...
The East Brunswick Road Races have been alive for over 35 years! The race director and committee mainly consists of fellow RVRR members, and every year they continue to put on a great race with the support of RVRR, East Brunsiwck, and the community. For complete details visit the official race site
The Miles for Music 20K started in 2012 with RVRR members piloting the race. The race director and committee continue to put on a great race in Johnson Park every year with the continued support from RVRR and RVRR members. For complete details visit the official race site
For the more adventurous runners, the Chimney Rock 5 Miler might be for you. Run on rocky terrain and trails in Chimney Rock Park, it's a great way to get out into the woods on a cold March day. This is also completely run by RVRR members and supported by them volunteering their time. For complete details visit the race site