Sat September 25, 2021 Roosevelt Park, Edison, NJ 08837 US Directions

5K Ages 13 and Above

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Open to ages 13 - 150.

5K Ages 12 and Under

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Open to ages 12 and under.

5K Family Sponsorship

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Lakeview School
10 Oak Drive
Roosevelt Park, Edison, NJ US 08837

Each year walkers and runners participate in a 5K event, in memory of Janice Garbolino, the former Health & Wellness Director of the Metuchen Branch YMCA, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2002. The annual 5K run/walk supports the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy in providing a free exercise program for cancer survivors called LIVESTRONG®  at the YMCA. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA assists those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their bodies, minds, and spirits. Janice would be pleased and proud of the work the YMCA is undertaking through this life-changing program, with more than 400 people having come through our program since 2010, and 66,000 people having graduated from the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA nationwide.

We invite you to join us in support of this inspirational event on Saturday, September 25 at Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ as sponsors, runners, or volunteers.

Not ready to participate in the live event? You can participate virtually! Complete your run or walk prior to September 25th and send us your time and you'll be added to our race results.

5K Run/Walk:                       8:30 a.m.

Post-Race Awards:              9:30 a.m.

This is a USA Track and Field Certified Course.

*We do our best to ensure that all participants receive a t-shirt of their desired size. Register by August 31st to guarantee your selected size.

Family Sponsorships

Family Sponsorships include registration for up to 6 people. Your family's name will be listed under Sponsors on our website and our race tees.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

You can support the Y's LIVESTRONG program in many ways!
  • Register to participate!
  • Consider a donation above your registration fee. (Donations are tax deductible.)
  • Fundraise by asking family and friends to sponsor you with a donation.
  • It's easy!  Simply click on the donate button. Click on the FUNDRAISER tab.  Set a personal goal amount to raise, add a note, add your picture and share the link with your friends. You can even join a registered team. 
  • Get your family and friends involved and run as a team!
  • Become a sponsor and help make the race possible!  For more information email -                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Why do we race?

  • We race to support the LIVESTRONG at the Y program - a free physical activity and wellbeing program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.
  • We race because LIVESTRONG helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body by focusing on the whole person and not the disease.
  • We race to remember a loved one that lost his/her battle with the disease.
  • Lastly, we race because we are all SUPER HEROES!
Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities

If interested in sponsorship, please email

· Race Sponsor               $5,000

· Registration Sponsor    $1,500

· Refreshment Sponsor    $1,500

· Starting Line Sponsor    $1,000

· Water Stop Sponsor      $1,000

· Awards Sponsor            $500

· Community Sponsor       $250

· Superhero Donations

  • Supergirl                 $200
  • Spiderman              $100
  • Captain Marvel       $50
  • Wonderwoman       $25
  • Batman                   $10

Sponsors and Donors who commit $500 or more before August 25th will be prominently displayed at the event.                                                                                   

Sponsors and Donors who commit $250 or more before August 25th will have their company name or logo printed on the back of the 2021 T-shirt.

The YMCA is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible.





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