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Please Note: The information below is for last year’s race held on September 2, 2019. Unfortunately we will not be holding the race in 2020 due to the Coronavirus. However, we are looking into making it a virtual event this year if you check back in July or August.
This is one of the best 5K races held in northern New Jersey and still only $25 if you pre-register ($20 for USATF members) with no extra fees for online registration. There is also a 1 mile fun run and health walk around Verona Park.
The 5K race is a USATF-NJ grand prix event on a fast USATF certified course through the streets of Verona with the start on Lakeside Avenue and a scenic finish in Verona Park.
This race is organized entirely by volunteers from Verona UNICO and the Essex Running Club with all proceeds going towards local charities and scholarships.
Electronic chip timing of the 5K race by CompuScore with results published on their website at www.compuscore.com. Awards and Fleet Feet gift certificates to the top 3 finishers in 5 year age groups. Running shoes presented by Fleet Feet Sports to the 1st overall male and female winner. Gift certificate for Bella Gente Restaurant to oldest M/F finisher.
T-shirts to all pre-registered entries and on race day while supplies last. Bagels, fruit and other refreshments provided after the race at the finish area.
From Garden State Parkway: Exit 148, west on Bloomfield Ave thru Bloomfield and Montclair. Go about 1 mile past intersection with Pompton Ave. Verona Park is on left.
From 280: Exit 7, follow Pleasant Valley Way north to Verona Park.
From Route 23 (Pompton Ave): South to Bloomfield Ave. Turn Right and go about 1 Mile. Verona Park is on left.
NO PARKING WITHIN VERONA PARK ON RACE DAY. Parking available on local streets and in municipal lot across from Bloomfield Ave.
AWARDS - 5K RACE
Running shoes presented by Fleet Feet Sports to 1st overall M/F with Vince Carnevale Memorial Trophy.
Fleet Feet gift certificates: ($25 for 1st, $15 for 2nd, $10 for 3rd) to top 3 M/F Verona residents and top 3 M/F ﬁnishers in these age groups: 10 & under, 11 - 14, 15 - 19, Every 5 years from 20 to 85+
AWARDS – 1 MILE FUN RUN
Fun Run - No awards or results. Each child will receive a ﬁnisher ribbon. Times displayed on digital clock at ﬁnish line.
Packet Pickup will be available at Fleet Feet Sports, 603 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair on Sat Aug. 31 (Noon – 7pm) and Sun, Sept. 1 (Noon – 4pm), or in Verona Park on race day (8:00 – 8:45am).
This is a USATF sanctioned race and the 5K is part of the USATF-NJ grand prix series held on a USATF certified course. There is a $5 discount for USATF members if you pre-register.
Click here for the USATF certified course map for the 5K.
Additional race information can be found at https://www.essexrunning.com/verona-labor-day-classic/.
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