5K Race starts 9:05 am
Please be sure to read the course map before race day.
5K Course Map (PDF)
Start/Parking Lot (JPG)

As 5K participants, you will enjoy the same quality amenities and raffle chances as the Half Marathon participants. Please be considerate of those finishing after you and half marathon finishers. The refreshments are for all participants and volunteers. Please be considerate of the other runners and remember that refreshments are for all. Please note this in now a chip timed event.

First Aid

The medical tent will be located at the finish line at the end of the chutes. In addition, radio operators and local first aid squad will monitor the course.

Strollers, Dogs, Costumes

We love kids but we must prohibit strollers in the Half Marathon. We know that you are careful parents. Dogs at a race may be a hazard to runners, children and spectators. We also cannot have runners in costumes as this is a hazard to other runners and a safety issue that our insurance company will not cover these situations.

5K Awards

• Awards will be given tofirst male and female finishers overall, and top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over and 1st male & female Racewalker USATF rules apply. No duplicate awards.
• Awards for the 5K will take place eariler than the half marathon ceremony. You must be present to win any raffles so stick around!


From South, take the Garden State Parkway to exit 105 and follow Route 36 East to the Ocean. Make a left turn on Ocean Avenue to Gateway National Park, Sandy Hook. From North, take the Garden State Parkway to exit 117 to Route 36 follow signs to Sandy Hook.

Please proceed to parking lot E on Sandy Hook. We have parking for 1200 cars in lot E, and many more lots in close walking distance.


The race could not take place without the dedication of hundreds of volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, email us.


McLoones http://www.mcloones.com/rumrunner/index.php

Running Clubs

Freehold Area Running Club  http://www.farcnj.com/

Jersey Shore Running Club  http://www.jsrc.org/

Ocean Running Club http://www.oceanrunningclub.org/