5th Annual Om Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk

Sun May 15, 2022 Monroe Township, NJ 08831 US Directions

Om Memorial 5K Run

9:30AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT -----Ages 5-18 pay $17, Under 5 pay $0----

Om Memorial 1 Mile Walk

9:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT -----Ages 5-18 pay $10, Under 5 pay $0----


Additional information can be found at http://www.smilesforom.org.


Sun May 15, 2022 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.
Heros For Hire NE

Om FoundationOm Foundation is pleased to feature Heroes for Hire NE in this year's 5K Run &Walk. Bring your little ones to get their pictures taken with characters from Heroes for Hire.

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 - 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


Click here for event information



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



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.

There are multiple ways to Donate:

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:

Support Pediatric Cancer Research
Promote Pediatric Cancer Education &Awareness
  • Sponsored 25 children from Monroe to Rutgers Oncology Olympiad
  • Sponsored 40 students from MTHS to attend Rutgers CINJ’s BOLD Camp
  • Conducted Oncology Poster Contest at MTHS Green/Science Fair and donated Oncology Posters to Pediatric Cancer Patients at RWJ Cancer Hospital
  • Annual Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month - banner at Municipal Plaza, events, social media, etc.
Bring smiles, positive attitudes, and power of perseverance to children
  • Annual ‘Month of Optimism’ events at Monroe Township Middle School in February
  • Sponsored ‘Kindness Matters’ event for 587 sixth grade students
  • Annual Optimism awards at Monroe Township Middle and High Schools (scholarships)
  • Donated Lego table and Om Mural at Monroe Township Library 
  • Annual Makerfest table at Monroe Township Library in March
Strengthen our community by supporting those in need
  • Provided financial support to New Jersey families affected by adversity



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 908-267-2275


Thompson Park
Thompson Drive and Lakeview Ave
Monroe Township, NJ US 08831
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