The Essex Running Club was founded in 1983 and prides itself on being North Jersey’s friendliest running club. They have hosted events for over 30 years which have benefited local charities, scholarships and foundations from across Essex County and neighboring areas. This September, The Essex Running Club will be hosting their 37th Annual Verona Day Classic 5K race! This is a USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned grand prix event held on a certified course through the streets of Verona starting on Lakeside Avenue and finishing in scenic Verona Park. There will also be a 1 mile fun run and health walk around Verona Park at 9:00am. The official 5K will begin at 9:30am on Monday September 2nd.
The event will be monitored by electronic chip timing provided by CompuScore with results published on their website linked here. There will also be awards and Fleet Feet gift certificates to the top 3 finishers in each 5 year range. On top of that, the overall 1st place male and female will be awarded running shoes by Fleet Feet! All pre-registered runners will receive T-shirts with any remaining shirts available on the day of the run while supplies last. There will also be bagels, fruit and other refreshments provided at the end of the race.
Registration will cost $25 unless you are a USATF member, in which case the entry cost will be $20. There will be no extra fees for online registration. You can register online at either RaceForum or CompuScore. You can also register in person at Fleet Feet Sports (603 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair) through Sunday September 1st or on race day in Verona Park. Registration will be open until Thursday August 29th at midnight. This event is organized entirely by volunteers from Verona UNICO and the Essex Running Club with all proceeds going towards local charities and scholarships. Feel free to download the race application here. All other information can be found on the Official Facebook Event Page. Be sure to check out Essex Running Club for more events in the future!
Hearth Realty Group is the #1 Independent Real Estate Agency in Verona, South Orange & Maplewood. We are a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of experienced service-focused local experts who support our clients beyond the transaction. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities. If you are interested in selling your home, feel free to make use of our Free Home Evaluation Tool. If you are looking to rent or buy a home in northern New Jersey, make sure to use our Homes for Sale Search Tool. To learn more about Hearth Realty Group, click here.