Sat September 14, 2019 Roosevelt Park, Edison, NJ 08837 US Directions

5K Ages 13 and Above

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

5K Ages 12 and Under

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

5K Donation Teams

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Lakeview School
10 Oak Drive
Roosevelt Park, Edison, NJ US 08837

Each year walkers and runners participate in a 5K event, in memory of Janice Garbolino, the former Health & Wellness Director of the Metuchen Branch YMCA, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2002. The Janice Garbolino Memorial 5K supports the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy in providing a free exercise program for cancer survivors called LIVESTRONG®  at the YMCA. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA assists those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their bodies, minds, and spirits. Janice would be pleased and proud of the work the YMCA is undertaking through this life-changing program, with more than 400 people having come through our program since 2010, and 66,000 people having graduated from the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA nationwide.

For the third year, our race will have a Super Hero theme, to honor the superheroes that have battled against cancer. We invite you to join us in support of this inspirational event on Saturday, September 14 at Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ as sponsors, runners, or volunteers.

Onsite Registration:             7:30 a.m.

5K Run/Walk:                       8:30 a.m.

Post-Race Awards:              9:30 a.m.

This is a USA Track and Field Certified Course.

*We do our best to ensure that all participants receive a t-shirt of their desired size. Register by August 15th to guarantee your selected size.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

You can support the Y's LIVESTRONG program in many ways!
  • Register to participate!
  • Consider a donation above your registration fee. (Donations are tax deductible.)
  • Fundraise by asking family and friends to sponsor you with a donation.
  • It's easy!  Simply click on the donate button. Click on the FUNDRAISER tab.  Set a personal goal amount to raise, add a note, add your picture and share the link with your friends. You can even join a registered team. 
  • Get your family and friends involved and run as a team!
  • Become a sponsor and help make the race possible!  For more information email -                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Why do we race?

  • We race to support the LIVESTRONG at the Y program - a free physical activity and wellbeing program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.
  • We race because LIVESTRONG helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body by focusing on the whole person and not the disease.
  • We race to remember a loved one that lost his/her battle with the disease.
  • Lastly, we race because we are all SUPER HEROES!
Race Sponsor
Starting Line Sponsor
Water Stop Sponsor
Awards Sponsor
Community Sponsor
5K Run/Walk Teams

*NEW IN 2019*

With the 5K Run/Walk Teams option you will receive up to 6 race entries and have your team name displayed on our race site, along the course on the day of race, and on any post-race materials delivered to participants. Each participant within the team will receive a race t-shirt (option to select superhero cape if under 13 years old). 5K Run/Walk Teams is $250.

*Registration by August 15th guarantees selected shirt size(s).

Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities

If interested in sponsorship, please email

· Race Sponsor               $5,000

· Registration Sponsor    $1,500

· Refreshment Sponsor    $1,500

· Starting Line Sponsor    $1,000

· Water Stop Sponsor      $1,000

· Awards Sponsor            $500

· Community Sponsor       $250

· Friend Sponsor              $______

Sponsors and Donors who commit $500 or more before August 15th will be prominently displayed at the event.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sponsors and Donors who commit $250 or more before August 15th will have their company name or logo printed on the back of the 2019 T-shirt.

The YMCA is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible.




Thank you to all of the sponsors and donors who have pledged at least $250 or an in-kind donation of equal or greater value to our race.                                                                                                          100% of your donation goes to support LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

2019 Race Sponsors and Race Donors:

The Garbolino Family

Joan Sejeck

Ray Catena Family of Dealerships

Edison Firefighters

Bill's Ineffable Automotive Rehabilitation

Joan Mistrough

Fox & Foxx 

Medi-Solutions Insurance Agency, LLC

Dr. Waltuch's Orthodontic Team


Matrix Fitness

The Annarumma Family 


The Rosamilia Family

Oscar McCabe in loving memory of Becky

GEICO Edison

George Pezet - In loving memory of (Miss Paula) Paula Lehman Pezet

Rose and Bob Cushing

Deb and Brett Wider and family

Fuccile Foundation

Mike and Anne Lackland



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