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Join us for the 5th Annual O'Connell's Run! The 5k Run and a 1/2 mile kid's run support  the Cystic Fibrosis Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

Registration fees

Kid's Run Closed

  1. $10.00
    Mar 15 - Sep 17

5k Run Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Mar 15 – Mar 15
    2. $18.00
      Mar 15 – Jul 31
    3. $20.00
      Aug 1 – Sep 10
    4. $25.00
      Sep 10 – Sep 17


  • Cash prizes for overall first place winners (men and women)
  • Age group awards in 10 year increments
  • Awards to top teams (open category)
  • Prizes to top fundraisers (teams and individuals) 
  • Randomly selected prizes for 5k runners
  • Great post-race food spread
  • Gifts for kids

Course Description

  • The starting line for O’Connell’s Run is located on Palisade Avenue, between Paterson Plank & 2nd Street
  • This is a fast & easy course; with a slight incline at the beginning, and a downhill finish.


  • Starting line is at 2nd Street and Palisade Avenue in Union City
  • Street parking is available, around Washington Park or on New York , Bergenline , Central and Summit Avenue, as well as any of the numbered side streets.
  • Please note Palisade Ave. will be closed from 2nd to 29th St.
  • The starting line is an easy walk from Hoboken, and very easy to get to from Jersey City (the starting line borders Jersey City Heights). Union City is easily accessible via NJ Transit buses.

    Walking From Hoboken

  • Go to Ninth Street, Just west of Jackson Street
  • Take the 9th Street Light Rail elevator up to Congress Street
  • Head west on Congress Street to Palisade Avenue
  • Turn right onto Palisade Avenue
  • Walk a few short blocks to 2nd Street

Event Schedule

  • September 20 8:00 AM EDT - Registration & Packet Pick-Up

  • September 20 10:00 AM EDT - 5k Run

  • September 20 11:00 AM EDT - Kids’ Run

  • September 20 11:05 AM EDT - Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

1511 Palisade Ave, Union City, NJ, United States

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