Thank you to all our participants, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and supporters for a successful tenth year!


Great Refreshments for pre and post-race (fruit, bagels, beverages)

Entertainment & music provided!

Pre-race stretching will be available

Awards provided for top finishers

Toilets provided on site

T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered participants by August 28th! All others while supplies last.

Top three overall (male and female) - CASH PRIZES!

Top finisher in each age groups (male and female) - 14 & Under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ - PRIZES!

We need your help!

Interested in volunteering?  We can use help on the day of the event (or leading up to it!)  Please reach out to us if you'd like to help.




Packanack Lake, Wayne, NJ

  • Parking and Registration at Packanack Lake Elementary School, 190 Oakwood Drive, Wayne, NJ

  • Flat and rolling around scenic Packanack Lake with one hill and water stops included

  • Residential, primarily shaded and traffic controlled

  • USATF certified course -- the certification number is NJ12528JHP

  • Click here for Official USATF Course Map




Sunday, September 8, 2019 (Shine or Rain)

  • 7:30AM - Registration and Race Check-In begins

  • 8:45AM - Warm-up

  • 9:00AM - 5k Run / Walk

  • Awards following conclusion of race at approx. 10:30am

Register by August 28th to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

TOGETHER WE HAVE RAISED OVER $130,000 SINCE 2010.  Born to Run 5K benefits the Bruce Eckrote Memorial Fund, and supports local families in need, provides scholarships at Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills high schools, and contributes funds to cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and oncology patient care at Hackensack University Medical Center.  We're looking forward to raising more money at this year's 10th annual race!