Rubin Run

Sun May 8, 2022 Tenafly, NJ 07670 US Directions

Half Marathon start 7:30 am

7:30AM EDT
Open to ages 19 - 99.

10K start 8:30 am

8:30AM EDT
Open to ages 15 - 99.

5K start 10 AM

10:00AM EDT
Open to ages 99 and under.

1 Mile Kids Fun Run

11:00AM EDT
Open to ages 12 and under.
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, NJ US 07670

Join us in support of individuals with special needs!

This Mother's Day, start your day with us and help provide programs for those in our community with special needs. 

General Race Information

WEATHERAll events will take place rain or shine.
FEES: Race entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
AMENITIES: Giveaways to race participants while supplies last.
PETS: The Rubin Run is a dog free event. Please leave pets at home. 
FOOD: Food provided is kosher certified.
TIMING: We use Chrono Track B-Tag electronic timing. All participants of the Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K MUST wear a bib number on the front of their shirt. Awards are determined by clock time only.
FINISH/TIME LIMIT: In the interest of safety, and to allow streets to resume normal traffic, Half Marathon, 10K. and 5K race courses will remain open until 11:30 am at which time the course will be cleared of remaining runners.
AWARDS: Trophies awarded to the top three male and female winners in the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races. Half Marathon and 10K finishers will receive a finisher medal. Fun Run trophies will be awarded to the first 3 runners to cross the finish line. Participants under 12 will receive a medal while supplies last.
OTHER: Plan to arrive at least one hour prior to your race start. 10K and 5K courses will be swept at 11:30 am 
For everyone's safety and as a courtesy to fast runners, slower runners, walkers and strollers are asked to start the race towards the back of the pack.

Logistics & Security for Sunday, May 8

JCC Programming
• All health and wellness facilities will be open to members.
• All Group Exercise classes are cancelled.
• All morning programs and classes are cancelled.

Safety & Security
• Please leave your bags in your car. All unattended bags and backpacks at the JCC or on the course will be removed and disposed of by the police.
• FOR MEMBERS: Access to the building is only through the Health & Wellness entrance.
  Please use your JCC App or membership card to enter the JCC.
• The main entrance to the JCC will be closed until noon on Sunday, May 8.
• FOR RUNNERS: Please note that roadways will be open to limited traffic on the course.
  Please follow signage and heed volunteer’s directions and stay on the side of the road designated by Tenafly Police for our race.

JCC Parking & Local Traffic
The races will originate at the JCC causing major traffic delays on East Clinton Avenue and Woodland Street from approximately 7am-noon. Some side roads in the area will also be affected. The main parking lot usually fills to capacity early in the day. Please park on the streets and obey any temporary parking restriction that may be in place. Please obey all traffic signs.

The JCC driveway will be closed at the following times for runners’ safety:
     • 7:15-7:45 am            • 8:15-8:45 am            •  9:45 -10:15 am


Rubin Run Satellite Parking with Shuttle Service to the JCC available Sunday, May 8 at 910 Sylvan Avenue.

For Parking:
Look for signage along Route 9W/Sylvan Avenue, two traffic lights south of Clinton Avenue (on the left when heading north), directing you to the Rubin Run parking spaces at 910 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs. Once you enter the complex, go straight back and follow signs for the 910 building. Designated parking area will be directly across from the building on the left.

Shuttle Service:
Frequent shuttle service will be available for the race on Sunday, May 8 from 6:30 am – noon. Pick ups and drops offs will be marked with signage at 910 Sylvan Avenue and at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades at 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly.

Please DO NOT PARK at the St. John Theologian Greek Church for Rubin Run.

Covid-19 Health & Safety Protocols

We will be following CDC and NJ State guidelines to determine best safety practices. 

Face Coverings are recommended for individuals age two and up while on the JCC campus. Athletes are recommended to wear cloth face coverings made of moisture-wicking material.

Socially Distanced Race Start: Runners will be asked to line up no more than 10 minutes prior to race start and try to maintain social distance at the start line.

Protect Yourself and Others

  • If you are sick, or have possible symptoms, please do not participate and stay home.
  • Distance responsibly! Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others. 
  • Wash your hands often. Restrooms are available by the camp field and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the JCC campus.
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Fund Raising Toolkit

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Sponsor the Rubin Run

We invite you to join us as a sponsor of the Rubin Run in support of individuals with disabilities. The Rubin Run raises critical funds for individuals with disabilities who benefit from the many programs and services provided by the JCC. In keeping with our mission, the Center is an inclusive, accessible 
environment that enhances the quality of life for all those in need. 

We anticipate increased community engagement with the in person 2022 Rubin Run. Recognition for your support will reach a widespread and far-reaching community, who are tremendously excited about our return to the competitive, multi-race format for the Rubin Run. Click the icon below to review the many benefits and recognition offered on the sponsorship form. For questions or further information, please contact Fran Koszer at 201.408.1404 or

We would be grateful for your sponsorship in support of the full spectrum of services designed to help differently-abled children and adults reach their full potential.

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