4th Annual Om Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk

Mon September 13 - Sun September 19 Monroe, NJ 08831 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Run anywhere, anytime between Sep 13 to Sep 20.

Om Memorial 5K Virtual

Ages 5-18 pay $12, Under 5 pay $0
Walk anywhere, anytime between Sep 13 to Sep 20.

Om Memorial 1 Mile Virtual

Ages 5-18 pay $5, Under 5 pay $0

Join us for the 4th Annual Om Memorial 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk on September 12th, 2021 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM in Thompson Park in Monroe Township, NJ

As we slowly return back to normalcy, the Om Foundation is happy to announce and host the 4th Annual Om Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on September 12th, 2021 in Thompson Park, Monroe, NJ. . Join us to celebrate optimism and hope after a year of trying times. The foundation is always trying to advocate for positivity amidst adversity and we hope that now more than ever, we are able to achieve this!  😊

Organized by Monroe Indians for Civic Action (MICA) and supported by Agraj Seva Kendra, Indian Cultural Association of Monroe (ICAM), Rotary Interact Club of Monroe/Jamesburg, Guru Nanak Sikh Heritage and Sewa International - NJ.

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Learn more about Om Foundation



We hope you will join us this year in making a difference in the community by supporting the Om Foundation in funding our work.

There are multiple ways to Donate:

Our Goals:

  • Support research that focuses on childhood cancer
  • Promote cancer awareness through education
  • Bring smiles, positive attitudes, and the power of perseverance to children
  • Provide service opportunities to help students get involved
  • Strengthen our community by supporting those in need

Our Work:

Support Pediatric Cancer Research
Promote Pediatric Cancer Education &Awareness
  • Sponsored 25 children from Monroe to Rutgers Oncology Olympiad
  • Sponsored 40 students from MTHS to attend Rutgers CINJ’s BOLD Camp -Cancelled
  • Conducted Oncology Poster Contest at MTHS Green/Science Fair and donated Oncology Posters to Pediatric Cancer Patients at RWJ Cancer Hospital
  • Promoted Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month - banner at Municipal Plaza, events, social media, etc.
Bring smiles, positive attitudes, and power of perseverance to children
  • Annual ‘Month of Optimism’ events at MTMS in February
  • Sponsored ‘Kindness Matters’ event for 587 sixth grade students
  • Annual Optimism awards at MTMS and MTHS (scholarships)
  • Donated Lego table and Om Mural at Monroe Twp Library 
  • Annual Makerfest table at Monroe Twp Library in March
Strengthen our community by supporting those in need
  • Provided financial support to Monroe families affected by adversity



Om Foundation is a 501 (c)3 tax exempt nonprofit organization (EIN# 82-4993198). For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

  • Ketul Parikh:      Ketul@smilesforom.org or 908-267-2275
  • Paritosh Shah:   Paritosh@smilesforom.org or 732-325-4099


EVENT INFO:    Click here for event information


PROGRAM GUIDE (Agenda & Timings):    Click here for details of program agenda & timings

  • 7:30 am                        Registration and T-Shirt / Bib Pick-up
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am       Program starts - messages, thanks
  • 8:30 am                       Park entrance closes; you can park at the soccer field and walk
  • 9:00 am                       1M Walk
  • 9:45 am                       5K Run
  • 11:00 am                     Medals to 5K Race Winners

COURSE MAP:    Click here for 5K course map (track)


DIRECTIONS:   Click here for directions to Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ


  • 1st Place M & F Overall
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places for M & F in age groups - Under 12, 13-18, 19-30, 31-50, 51-70 and 71 and over


HELP SECTION FOR Virtual 5K Participants (Runner Only):

  • STEP 1 – Register for the Virtual 5K Race
  • STEP 2 – Download and print out your digital race bib - After you are registered, find your name, and click on your bib number via this link: How to view and Print Digital Bib (For 5K Runner only)
  • STEP 3 – Download the RaceJoy App to share your race route, track your result. Search for the 4rd Annual Om Memorial Virtual 5K Run & Walk. See help at this link: How to use RaceJoy for Live Tracking
  • STEP 4 - Run between Monday September 12th at 12:01am and Monday September 20th at 11:59pm EST. Do it on a treadmill, around your neighborhood, in the park, wherever you are safe and comfortable! Wear last year's Om Memorial 5K T-Shirt. Complete your race.
  • STEP 5 - Make sure you post your individual results on the RunSignUp participant page if you complete a 5K distance. 
  • Shout-outs will go to top runners based on times for age categories (18 and under, 19-30, 31-44, 45-59, 60 and over).
Thompson Park
Monroe, NJ US 08831
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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 4th Annual Om Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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