Sun May 21, 2023 Monroe Township, NJ 08831 US


Om Memorial 5K Run

($0: Ages 0 - 4) ($12: Ages 5 - 18)
Price increases by $5 from May 1, 2023 (for ages 5 and above)

Om Memorial 1 Mile Walk

($0: Ages 0 - 4) ($5: Ages 5 - 18)
Price increases by $5 from May 1, 2023 (for ages 5 and above)


Additional information can be found at


Sun May 21, 2023 7:30am
Thompson Park
Thompson Drive and Lakeview Ave, Monroe Township, NJ US 08831


  • Park entrance will be open from 7:30am to 8:30am for the participants to enter the park. Note: Entrances will be closed from 8:30am to 10:30am (see instructions below if you arrive after 8:30am or need to leave before 10:30am).
  • There will be rangers at the park entrances from Jamesburg (Forsgate Dr) and Perrineville Rd.  They will guide you to the parking lot.
  • The gates will re-open for exit from the park after the 5K Run at around 10:30 am.
  • If you arrive after 8:30am when the park entry is closed or if you need to leave before 10:30am, please park in the Fir Dr parking lots off of Perrineville Rd (near Soccer fields) or in Jamesburg (Railroad Ave area). It is a short walk from those parking lots/ areas to the event area near the Gazebo/ Zoo in Thompson Park.
  • Please do not park in the High School parking lot.
Grace Eline

The Grand Ambassador for this year’s Om Memorial 5K Run & 1M Walk is Grace Eline, a brain cancer survivor from Long Hill, NJ. Learn more about Grace Eline at:

Organized by Monroe Indians for Civic Action (MICA) and supported by Agraj Seva Kendra, Indian Cultural Association of Monroe (ICAM), Rotary Interact Club of Monroe/Jamesburg, Guru Nanak Sikh Heritage and Sewa International - Central NJ.


Click here for details of program agenda & timings

Time  Event
7:30 am  Registration and T-Shirt / Bib Pick-up
8:00 am  Program starts - Welcome messages
8:30 am  Park entrance closes; you can still park at the MTHS soccer field and walk to the race
9:00 am  1 Mile Walk
9:30 am  5K Run
11:00 am  Medal presentation ceremony


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Click here for 5K course map (track)



Click here for directions to Thompson Park, Monroe Township, NJ



  • 1st Place M & F Overall
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places for M & F in age groups - Under 12, 13-18, 19-30, 31-50, 51-70 and 71 and over



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Learn more about Om Foundation

We would like to thank our community for their support in making the 5th Annual Om Memorial 5K Run & Walk 2022 a great success! Please check out the highlights of that event on our website at



We hope you will join us this year in making a difference in the community by supporting the Om Foundation in funding our work. There are multiple ways to donate-


  • Support research that focuses on childhood cancer
  • Promote cancer awareness through education
  • Bring smiles, positive attitudes, and the power of perseverance to children
  • Provide service opportunities to help students get involved
  • Strengthen our community by supporting those in need


  - Support Pediatric Cancer Research
  • Pledged $150,000 to support Pediatric Cancer Research at Rutgers RWH Cancer Institute Of New Jersey (CINJ)
  • Donated $120,000 over installments in November 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Rutgers Foundation Press Release:
  - Promote Pediatric Cancer Education & Awareness
  • Conducted Oncology Poster Contest at MTHS Green/Science Fair
  • Donated Oncology Posters to Pediatric Cancer Patients at RWJ Cancer Hospital
  • Sponsored 25 MTHS students to participate in Rutgers Oncology Olympiad
  • Sponsoring 40 students from MTHS to attend Rutgers CINJ’s BOLD Camp
  • Pediatric Cancer awareness banner at Municipal Plaza
  - Bring smiles, positive attitudes, and power of perseverance to children
  • Annual ‘Month of Optimism’ events at Monroe Township Middle School in February involving 2000 students
  • Sponsored ‘Kindness Matters’ event for 587 sixth grade students
  • Annual Optimism awards at MTHS and MTMS totaling $7000
  • Donated Lego table and Optimistic Om Mural at Monroe Township Library 
  • Annual Makerfest table at Monroe Township Library in March
  - Strengthen our community by supporting those in need
  • Provided $15,000 in financial support to New Jersey families impacted by cancer



Om Foundation is a 501 (c)3 tax exempt nonprofit organization (EIN# 82-4993198). For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

  • Ketul Parikh: or 908-267-2275

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