The Spring Lake 5 Mile Run

Saturday, May 28, 2022 Spring Lake, NJ 07762 US Directions

5 Mile Race

05/28 8:30AM EDT

Kids' Races

05/27 6:00PM EDT
Important Announcement - Spring Lake 5 Mile & Kids Race Cancellation for 2021

New Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022

Dear Registered Runner,

After careful consideration, the Spring Lake 5 Committee has decided that the 2021 Spring Lake 5 Mile Run will unfortunately need to be cancelled again this year.

We were hopeful that after the cancellation of last year’s race, the 2021 Spring Lake 5 Mile Run would be able to proceed as historically run on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.  However, after contact and feedback with the Governor’s Office, Spring Lake Borough of Emergency Management, and health care professionals, it is unlikely that a race of our size can be currently anticipated for clearance in May.  We understand the continued disappointment many might feel about the cancellation of the Race for a second year.  Nevertheless, we are confident that the race will continue in 2022.  Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our runners, volunteers, and many spectators that line our course.  

All currently registered entrants will be automatically entered into the 2022 Race which will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022, without having to register next year. All waivers signed by registered entrants for the 2020 Race will be extended again and apply to the 2022 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 2, 2021, and they will be eligible for a full refund, less any processing fees.  There will be no refunds after July 2nd.   Please click on the link below if you would like to request a refund for 2021 and be removed from the 2022 race.  There will be limited registration for the 2022 race for any remaining open spots. After July 2, 2021, any runner can transfer their number up to the date of the 2022 Race under our transfer policy. 

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 these challenging times.

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


Here Are Your Options:

We understand you are not able to do the race on May 28, 2022.  We will remove you from the 2022 race and process your 2021 registration refund after July 15, 2021. 

(If you do NOT require a refund, no action is required, do not click this choice, you are already registered for 2022)


Welcome to the 44th 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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