Sun October 10 - Sun October 17 Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807 US

The 2021 Team ROAR 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk is presented by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.


The 3rd Annual Team ROAR 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk VIRTUAL event kicked off on October 10 and will run until October 17!  


The 3rd Annual Team ROAR 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk is going HYBRID in October! Participants can choose to run or walk IN PERSON on Sunday, October 10 at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, NJ or VIRTUALLY between October 10 and October 17 anywhere you choose.

Register to participate by September 30th to guarantee an event T-shirt!

Our goal is to raise funds to support those who are living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and for MBC research that we hope will one day help change the disease to a chronic illness rather than a deadly one. MBC is advanced breast cancer, or stage IV. It is defined by the spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to non-adjacent organs such as the lung, liver, bones and brain. Receiving effective and timely treatment can increase longevity and quality of life, but that too is uncertain.  Over 20% of early stage breast cancer patients develop MBC, and the average survival rate for MBC patients is only 2 to 3 years.   

Please consider supporting our cause by donating and/or participating to run or walk in-person or virtually!

How it works - LIVE EVENT is USATF Sanctioned:

  • Date:  Sunday, October 10, 2021
  • Location:  Duke Island Park, 191 Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • Time:    
    • Check-in and on-site registration will begin at 8:00 am
    • 5K timed run begins at 9:00 am
    • 1 Mile walk will begin shortly after 5K start
  • Course/Timing:  Timing and scoring by CompuScore
  • Parking:  Parking is available at Duke Island Park 
  • To limit contact, there will be no water stations.
  • Register by September 30 to guarantee a race T-shirt.
  • Awards will be given to 5K 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall (M/F); 1st, 2nd, 3rd (M/F) in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19 and 10-year age groups from 20 to 70 & over.

**We will continue to monitor CDC guidance as well as New Jersey Health guidelines regarding COVID restrictions. As of now there are no restrictions for outdoor gatherings. Safety precautions will be addressed and implemented as needed.  Please follow all State COVID 19 guidelines and check back here prior to race day for the latest updates regarding event protocols.**

How it works - VIRTUAL:

  • Sign up for the event anytime between now and October 17 (register by 9/30 to guarantee a t-shirt)
  • Print out the custom bib to wear when you run/walk the event should you want to make it official  -- make sure you take some photos!
  • Choose your race day and time between Oct. 10 and Oct. 17
  • Pick a location like your neighborhood, a local park, or even a treadmill
  • Run/walk alone or with family and friends (please follow social distancing guidelines)
  • Submit your finishing time (5K only) to the Results tab  **Submitting your results is optional, but those received will appear on our leader board.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by printing out your finisher's certificate and sharing your photos on social media with #TeamROAR5k and tag @dmkmemorialfund
  • Upload your photos to the Photos tab 
  • Register by September 30 to guarantee a race T-shirt.

The Team ROAR 5K and 1-Mile Walk proceeds will once again be split between two notable non-profits. Half will support the needs of local metastatic breast cancer patients through The Somerset Health Care Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, NJ. The other half will benefit METAvivor Research and Support, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for women and men with metastatic breast cancer and funding research to transition MBC from a terminal illness to a controlled, chronic condition.

The Donna M. Karlis Memorial Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The fund was established in memory of Bridgewater resident Donna M. Karlis, who passed away after a courageous and inspiring battle with metastatic breast cancer in 2017 at age 42.

Duke Island Park
191 Old York Road
Bridgewater Township, NJ US 08807
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