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11th Annual Happy Jack 5K

Sat October 14, 2023 West Nyack, NY 10994 US Directions


11th Annual Happy Jack 5k

9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Open to ages 9 - 99.

11th Annual Happy Jack 5k Virtual Race

9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Open to ages 2 - 200.

Happy Jack Kids Fun Run

8:30AM EDT - 8:50AM EDT
Open to ages 2 - 11.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Germonds Park
Germonds Road
West Nyack, NY US 10994


The Happy Jack 5k is an annual, family friendly 5k walk/run that honors the life of our son, John Thomas "Happy Jack" Doyle. All proceeds go to The Happy Jack Fund which provides annual scholarships to HS students who have lost a sister/brother as well as provide families with support who are suffering through the loss of a child. The race is held in West Nyack, NY and is an officially timed out and back style race beginning and ending in Germonds Park. Traffic is controlled by the Clarkstown Police Department. Additionally, we also offer a kid’s fun run for all ages prior to the 5k.

Registration is currently open and we encourage everyone to sign up ASAP. Shirts will be provided to the first 200 registered runners in the main race (kids race participants will not receive t-shirt). All participants will receive a participation medal in both the kids race as well as the main event. We also encourage participants to start teams. The top three teams with the best cumulative timed run with be awarded Trophy's. If you need help in setting up a team please contact us at .

We are excited to be back for the 11th Annual Race and appreciate everyone's support over the years. Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact us at .Thank you again and we can't wait to see you at the finish line!!!



The Happy Jack Race Committee



Join The Happy Jack Fund at our 9th Annual Happy Jack 5K on October 15, 2022 at Germonds Park West Nyack, NY

The Course

This is an out and back style race starting in the parking lot of Germonds Park in West Nyack, NY, exit left out of the park and follow Germonds road to the end making another left hand turn until you make a right turn onto Lyncrest Avenue. Follow Lyncrest to the end making a right onto Shetland Drive, taking that to the end and make a right onto Teakwood Lane (turns into Stratford Place). Take that to the end and make a right onto Jolen Drive and then a left onto Whitewood Drive. This will take you back out to Germonds Road where you turn left and then a quick right and follow it back to the park where the finish line is located. 

Walkers will follow the same route (behind the runners) and once on Lyncrest you make a right onto Jolen Drive and then a right onto Whitewood Drive. 

The race course is clearly marked with signs and will also have our volunteers there to direct and support you.

Event Shirts

Event shirts will be given out to the first 200 participants who register. Sizes are not guaranteed and will be given out as supplies last. Race bib and shirt pick up will be held on Friday October 14, 2022 at District 96 in New City and will also be available on race day stating at 7:30am. 

Results and Awards

Awards will be given to the top Female & Male overall winners as well as the top 3 Teams with the best cumulative time results. 

Age group awards in the race will be awarded to the top 3 female and male in each of the following age groups; 9-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.

Parking and Bathrooms

All participants and spectators can park in the lower parking lot of Germonds Park. Do not park in the coned area and/or near the stage. Bathrooms are located on the West side of the parking lot. 

Covid Safety

All participants are required to sign the waiver upon signing up. You may not attend the event if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive in the fourteen (14) days prior to the event. Should you test positive in the fourteen (14) days after the event you must notify The Happy Jack Fund at so that we may notify staff and participants as necessary. 

Race Contact Info

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Race Proceeds

All proceeds from this event will be used towards The Happy Jack Annual Scholarships as well as supporting Families within our community who need the support of The Happy Jack Fund. 


"Thank you for helping us share Jack's smile with someone who really needs it"

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