Location: Cranbury, NJ US 08512 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
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Event Time Price Details
Helene Cody Cranbury 5K Run/Walk
9:00AM EDT
One Mile Fun Run
8:15AM EDT
Cranbury Fire Department
2 South Main St
Cranbury, NJ US 08512

The Helene Cody Cranbury 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run is held on a flat and fast course in the tree-lined streets and parks of Cranbury, NJ. The 5K is chip-timed and USATF-certified with water stations and musical performers throughout the course. It is perfect for runners and walkers of all levels, from elite runners looking to score a personal record to those who want to try a 5K for the first time. The 1 Mile Fun Run is a great race for walkers, beginner runners, and kids of all ages and their parents.

The post-race celebration at the Cranbury Fire Department will have a DJ, drinks, bagels, fruit, and free massages. Raffle prizes will be awarded to lucky race participants. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers overall and in each age group for the 5K. Every 1 Mile Fun Run finisher will receive a medal and trophies will be awarded to the top 3 boys and girls. The Cranbury Day celebration will begin immediately after the race on Main Street. 

This event is the main fundraiser for the Helene Cody Foundation, whose mission is to inspire youth to volunteer, to better their communities and themselves. Helene planned to revive the Cranbury Day 5K, a community event that had been discontinued in 2006, as a way to combine her love of distance running and community service for her Girl Scout gold award project. When she passed away in 2008, a classmate held the first Helene Cody Cranbury 5K in memory of Helene for his Eagle Scout project. Every year since then, the Helene Cody Foundation has used the 5K to bring the community together and use the proceeds to sponsor youth service projects and provide scholarships. All proceeds go directly to the Helene Cody Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity. We hope you will join us on September 8th!

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Go to our site to learn about what to expect on race day, access general information about the Helene Cody Cranbury 5K & Fun Run, learn about the Helene Cody Foundation, and learn about Helene Marilyn Cody.

Referral Refund Program

Get your full registration fee refunded by referring 10 friends! After you register, you'll receive a unique link that you can share over email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. When 5 friends sign up using your link, half of your registration fee will be refunded (that's $12.50 for the 5K and $10 for the Fun Run!). When another 5 friends sign up using your link, the other 50% of your registration fee will be refunded!

Packet Pickup

There will be a packet pickup night held at the Princeton Running Company on Wednesday, September 5th, from 6-8 PM. Those who have preregistered may pick up their t-shirt and race bib at this event to avoid the lines on race day. You may also fill out a paper registration form here (cash or check only)! September 5th is the last day to receive the discounted registration fee of $20 for the 1 Mile Fun Run / $25 for the 5K and to ensure that you receive a t-shirt. 

You may still register the morning of the race at the Cranbury Fire Department (cash or check only). Please note that t-shirts are not guaranteed for those who register on race day! 1 Mile: $25, registration from 7:30-8:00 AM. 5K: $30, registration from 7:30-8:30 AM.