5K Run/Walk – Taking Strides Toward Wellness

The 8th Annual “Taking Strides Towards Wellness” (formerly known as “Don’t Fall, Let’s Run!” 5K Run/Walk & Kid Sprint) will be held on Saturday, October 12th at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater.

This is also a family fun day with crafts, taekwondo exhibition, snacks, vendor tables and more. 

This race is on a USATF-NJ Certified & Sanctioned Course. The course is extremely flat on a paved wooded trail that parallels the Raritan river.  To see the course map, copy and paste this link: 


Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers overall for each gender as well as the top 3 per age group. Age groups will be 19 and under, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79, and 80 and over.

Registration Information

Registration and Packet Pick up will start at 8 AM, with the 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 AM, the Kid Sprint at 10:00 AM, and Award Ceremony at 10:30 AM.  

Free 100% Poly WICKING Performance T-Shirt to ALL 5K Runners/Walkers that pre-register prior to  10/1/2019. There will be additional shirts on a first come basis.  

Registration fees prior to 10/10 are $25 + sign-up fee for the 5K Run/Walk ($22 for USATF-NJ Members) and $10 + sign-up fee for the Kid Sprint. Fees go up by $5 after 10/09.

To register for the race and to find out about sponsorship opportunities, please click on link below: