3rd Annual Om Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk (Virtual)

Fri October 9 - Fri October 16 Run Anywhere with Anyone, NJ 08831 US RaceJoy Ready

A Virtual Event - Run or Walk - Anywhere and with Anyone!

Anytime between Friday, 12:01 AM on October 9th 2020 and Friday, 11:59 PM EDT on October 16th

With consideration to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prioritizing the well being of 5K attendees, the Om Foundation has opted to turn this year’s event virtual! During the Columbus Day weekend of Friday October 9th through Monday October 12th, we are inviting you to be a part of the event by running or walking in your community or place of choosing (park, tracks, your own neighborhood etc.). Despite not being able to gather together at the park like we have done in the past, the team is still hoping to brighten your day and spread optimism during these troubling times, all the while raising funds for childhood cancer research and broadening the message of Optimistic Om. The foundation is always trying to advocate for positivity amidst adversity and we hope that now more than ever, we are able to achieve this, even though the event may look a little different than normal 😊

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.


When you register, join your favorite team and encourage all your family and friends to sign up with you!  Our goal is to beat last year’s participation of 1247, so we need your help to spread the word!! If you need assistance, send an email to OmMemorial@smilesforom.org or call 732-641-0414.

STEP 1 Register on www.SmilesForOm.org/runsignup Provide mailing address to get Om Foundation's branded face masks following the event.

STEP 2 –  Download and print Digital bib at RunSignup.com/Profile (See the detail below in Help Section) - This step is of Runners Only

STEP 3Download the RaceJoy App using App Store, Play Store or racejoy.com  (See the detail below in Help Section) - This step is of Runners Only

STEP 4 - Run or Walk between Friday October 9th 12:01am and Friday October 16th 11:59pm. Wear last year's Om Memorial 5K T-Shirt!

Do it on a treadmill, around your neighborhood, in the park, wherever you are safe and comfortable! Take lots of pictures or videos and track your results!

Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smilesforom for messages of encouragement, motivational videos, and upload your pictures and videos!

Plan to join our POST 5K Run ZOOM Party on Saturday, October 17th @ 2:00pm. 5K winners will be announced!!

Awards and other:
  • All participants will receive Om Foundation's branded mask after completion of the event, if mailing address was provided.
  • Winner medals will go to top 5K runners based on times for age categories (12 and Under, 13-18, 19-30, 31-44, 45-59, 60 and over) - places 1,2 and 3 in each male and female categories.
  • Friday, October 9th 8:00pm:      Join Our 5k kick-off Zoom Party
  • Friday, October 9th 12:01am:     Virtual 5K Race Begins
  • Friday, October 16th 11:59pm: Virtual 5k Race Finishes
  • Saturday October 17th 2:00pm:   Join Our Post-5k Zoom Party (announce winners)


Read Om's story

Learn more about Om Foundation



We hope you will join us this year in making a difference in the community by supporting the Om Foundation in funding our work.

Our Goals:
  • 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
Our Work:
  • Pledged $150k to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ for pediat r ic cancer research and donated
  • $30K as first installment
  • Sponsored 25 children from Monroe to Rutgers Oncology Olympiad
  • Provided financial support to Monroe families affected by adversity
  • Continuing Optimism programs at MTMS/MTHS, Monroe Township Public Library. 
  • Presented Optimism Awards at MTMS and MTHS for grades 8-12.
There are three ways to Donate:



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

  • Ketul Parikh:      Ketul@smilesforom.org or 732-641-0414
  • Paritosh Shah:   Paritosh@smilesforom.org or 732-325-4099



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We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 3rd Annual Om Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk (Virtual).

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

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  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

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