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60th Annual Captain Zinn Memorial 5K Races

Sun April 14, 2024 Colts Neck, NJ 07722 US Directions


Race Website

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Dorbrook Park
353 County Road 537
Colts Neck, NJ US 07722



course map and description

The 2024 Captain Zinn Memorial 5K Run and Racewalk will occur Sunday, April 14th at Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck, N.J. Dorbrook Park is located at 353 County Road 537 Colts Neck, N.J. Bib and T-shirt pick up will be right by the playground. 

Advance registration is 50% off for all veterans and military personnel.
All those who are eligible should contact us for a discount code.

This event honors all Vietnam Veterans and is named in memory of Captain Ronald Lloyd "Ron" Zinn, a race walker from the United States who was killed in Vietnam in 1965. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1962 and represented the USA at both the 1960 (Rome) and 1964 (Tokyo) Summer Olympics. He placed 6th in the 20K race walk in 1964. Shore AC has held this race to remember Captain Zinn since 1966. The day features a 5K Run and Relay starting at 10:00 am and 5K Racewalk at 10:05 am, along with a kids fun run at 9:30AM. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. More details are below.
The first 200 people to register receive an event t-shirt.
New as of 2024 - current and lifetime Shore A.C. members receive a discount at registration.


Veterans use coupon code: Military to receive 50% off. 



9:30 AM - Kids Fun Run 
9:55 AM - National Anthem and Veterans' Recognition
10:00 AM - 5K Run & Relay Start
(2 leg relay: 1 mile & 2 mile)
10:05 AM - 5K Race Walk Start
11:00 AM Awards Ceremony 
First 200 people to register receive an event t-shirt 

Top 3 male and female finishers for the 5K race
Top 3 male and female finishers for the 5K racewalk
Top 3 male and female military personnel/veterans 

Top 3 boys and girls in the 1/2 kids run
Top 3 finishers in each age group, grouped by 10 years, for the 5K race
(12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90 and over)
2 leg relay (1 mile, 2 miles) for the 5K Run! Only the second leg needs to register, first leg will need to sign a waiver on race day. 
The Course
The 5K course includes ones smaller and one larger loop on the paced path at scenic Dorbrook Park. The races are entirely within the confines of this beautiful Monmouth County Park, and is completely closed to vehicular traffic. 
Thank you to our sponsors 

NJ Natural Gas
Atlantic Lifeguard Alliance


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In Memory of Capt. Ronald Lloyd Zinn

2024 Race T-shirt

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