Thunderbird Run 2022: Annual Mahwah Schools Foundation 5K Run, 2Mi Walk and Kids Run

Sat August 27 - Sun October 23 MAHWAH, NJ 07430 US Directions


5K Run

10/23 8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

2 Mi Walk

10/23 8:35AM EDT - 9:45AM EDT

Kids Run

10/23 10:15AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Open to ages 4 - 12.

5K Group Training - All Levels

08/27 - 10/15 8:00AM EDT - 8:00AM EDT


Mahwah High School
50 Ridge Road


The Mahwah Schools Foundation is thrilled to bring you it's Annual 5K Run, 2Mile Walk and Kids Run.   This year’s event promises to be a memorable one, featuring a scenic race route through Mahwah beginning and ending at Mahwah High School.  The Thunderbird Run is a day filled with community support for our schools and is an event, not to be missed! Join us for the 5K Run or 2Mi Walk. Bring the whole family to our Trails to Wellness fair, plus the extremely popular Kids Run on the Mahwah High School track. There's plenty of fun for everyone at one of Mahwah's best community events!

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About the MSF & Race Information

Who We Are: The Mahwah Schools Foundation (MSF) is a parent volunteer organization whose mission is to support excellence, creativity and innovation in the Mahwah public schools, grades K-12. The MSF fundraises throughout the school year in order to fund teacher-driven grants that energize the academic and creative lives of Mahwah students but are above and beyond our school district budget.

The Annual Thunderbird Run is a successful community celebration with over 1,200 people in attendance either running, walking, volunteering or cheering on participants. In addition to the increased runner involvement yearly, we are fortunate to have a strong presence from our local teachers, civic groups and the business community. This year’s event will once again highlight the best of what Mahwah has to offer, including beautiful scenery and community spirit. Thanks to the successful introduction in 2009 of our health fair, Trails to Wellness, we are lucky to have over two dozen local businesses come out to educate, inspire and motivate our community. Our Kids Run has everyone cheering as over 250 kindergarten to fifth grade runners make their way to the finish line on the MHS track! Each year we expect an even larger turnout as we continue to evolve into a healthy and active festival and community event for all ages and skill levels.

*The Thunderbird Run will also offer a 5K Group Training program, offering both beginner and intermediate runners, a program designed to help you comfortably run a 5K.  

*Cash Prizes will be awarded in certain categories, as will medals for age groups.

*Parking for the event will be at the Joyce Kilmer School and Mahwah High School parking lots. 

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Race Day Parking Information


The main parking for the Thunderbird Run will be at the Joyce Kilmer School and at the Center for Food Action parking lot. Members of the CERT Team will be directing parking on race day. Please follow their directions and plan on turning off Ridge Road into the Joyce Kilmer entrance upon arrival. 


The Joyce Kilmer and Center for Food Action parking lots will be CLOSED during the duration of the 5K from 8:15a.m- 9:45a.m. This is to ensure the safety of our participants. Should you need to depart earlier please park in the High School lot or off-site.
We thank you for your cooperation.



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