Run for Liberty 5K benefiting The Friends of Liberty State Park

Sat November 5, 2022 Jersey City, NJ 07305 US Directions

5K Run

9:00AM EDT

5K Walk

9:05AM EDT
200 Morris Pesin Drive (Flag Plaza)
Jersey City, NJ US 07305

Get ready for the annual Run for Liberty 5K benefiting The Friends of Liberty State Park.

The Run for Liberty is a 5K in support of The Friends of Liberty State Park (FOLSP), which is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c) (3) grassroots stewardship organization founded in 1988. FOLSP is dedicated to supporting Liberty State Park; an inspiring recreational open space, natural and historic public resource behind Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. So please join us on November 5th! Runners, walkers, and spectators welcome!

While this run/walk is not officially timed there will be a clock at the finish, recovery zone with snacks & water, professional photos, and all runners will get an official race shirt.

What we are supporting

Our mission is to preserve, protect, conserve and promote Liberty State Park. All proceeds from this race will go towards protecting & improving Liberty State Park!

The essence of LSP history is that caring people have put democracy into action to advocate for a free urban park behind Lady Liberty. The LSP Protection Act, with 33,000 petition signers and 111 groups in a Coalition, was stalled, stopped and replaced by a fast-tracked bill written by the lobbyist for billionaire Paul Fireman, whose goal is to privatize and destroy LSP's Caven Point Natural Area to relocate a golf holes for his exclusive Liberty National Golf Course. The current battle is to pass the narrowly focused "LSP Caven Point protection bill" Senate bill S2956. Please follow us on social media and check  to support this essential bill to protect this priceless "Migratory Bird Habitat and Nesting Area" on the "Atlantic Flyway", science education resource and peaceful urban oasis.


Friends & Supporters,

Saturday will be a beautiful sunny day. Perfect running weather. We look forward to seeing you and your team. Please remind your friends there is still time to join.

All runners have access to our festival area with music & giveaways, official race shirts for all runners, and an epic running experience in one of the most beautiful parks in the country. 

START TIMES: 9:00 am for runners and 9:05 for the walkers.

PHOTOS: There will be a professional photographer on race day. We will have action shots emailed within 72 hours post-race.

TIMING: While the run is not officially timed there will be a race clock at the finish so that you can see how fast you ran. 

Address:  200 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305. The start zone and registration is directly behind the administration building.

Parking: Free parking is available at the venue. After you park walk directly behind the park office and you will see the festival area. 

Check-in: Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your start time to collect your bibs.

Same Day Registration: Is available for those that did not complete online registration. Please do so by going to RUNSIGNUP.

Opening Ceremonies start at 8:50 am and will include announcement and the singing of the national anthem.

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Course Map

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