The Spring Lake 5 Mile Run

Saturday, May 29, 2021 Spring Lake, NJ 07762 US Directions

5 Mile Race

05/29 8:30AM EDT

Kids' Races

05/28 6:00PM EDT
Important Announcement - SL 5 Mile Run and Kids Race Cancelled for 2020

New Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021

Dear Registered Runner,

After careful consideration, the Spring Lake 5 Committee has decided that the 2020 Spring Lake 5 Mile Run will not be held on the rescheduled date of Saturday, September 5, 2020, and cancelled for this year.

We understand the disappointment many might feel about the cancellation of the 2020 Run.  However, due to the uncertainty of the current global health crisis, we have determined that a large gathering of people that results from our Race would be unsafe for the runners, our volunteers, and the many spectators that line our course.

All registered entrants will be automatically entered into the 2021 Race which will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, without having to register next year.  All waivers signed by registered entrants for the 2020 Race will be extended and apply to the 2021 Race. No further action is required.

Any runner who wishes not to participate in next year’s race or rescind such waiver must opt out through RunSignUp no later than July 1, 2020 in which they will be eligible for a full refund, less any processing fees.  Refunds will not be processed until after July 1st.   

After July 1, 2020 any runner can transfer their number up to the date of the 2021 Race under our transfer policy.  No refunds after July 1, 2020.

Kids Race - no action required: Refunds will be automatically applied by RunSignUp for anyone who has paid for entries to the 2020 Spring Lake 5 Kids Race, less any processing fees. Refunds will be processed after July 1st.

Please visit our website at to obtain further information on the above.

We look forward to seeing you next year, and hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.

Ed Hale, SL5 Race Director
Rich Sciria, Chairman, SL5 Trustees

2020 General Registration for the Spring Lake Five opened Sunday, February 2nd at 5:00am Eastern Time. and closed by 9:05am.  Stay tuned for more registration information for the rescheduled race date of Sep. 5, 2020 and Kids Race on Sep. 4, 2020.

Thanks to the Friends of The Spring Lake 5, a limited number of entries will be available through charitable organizations; visit our Charity Partners page at  after general registration limit is reached.

Early Kids' Race registration is temporarily closed and General Kids Race registration will re-open soon.


Welcome to the 45th Running of the Spring Lake Five Mile Run, Inc. In 1977, five hundred runners lined up for the first Spring Lake Five. Thanks to your help, the race has grown into one of the country's biggest and best running events.

The Spring Lake Five Mile Run is organized by the Spring Lake Five Race Committee and Race Director Ed Hale, under the guidance of the Friends of the Spring Lake Five Inc., a not-for-profit organization. After payment of Race expenses, all proceeds from the Race are donated to charitable organizations or allocated for town projects. Since 2002, the race has raised over $2,690,000 for numerous volunteer groups that support the event, Spring Lake Recreation and other charitable organizations. Funds were also used in conjunction with the Borough of Spring Lake for work on extending the Spring Lake Boardwalk to enhance the safety of runners and walkers at its north end terminus.

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Ocean Ave & Sussex Ave
Spring Lake, NJ US 07762
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