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 Note: New Date is October 1, 2017.

Disabled Veterans of Union County is teaming up withTemple Sha’arey Shalom of Springfield NJ and Family Promise of Union County to host our 1st Annual 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk. 

Join us as we race through our beautiful Springfield neighborhood, taking in the beautiful tranquility that our quiet and peaceful community has to offer. This FAST course is a great route for those of you stretching your running muscles for the first time and is sure to earn experienced runners a Personal Record!

Registration fees

5K RUN Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      Jan 30 – Sep 15
    2. $30.00
      Sep 15 – Sep 30

FUN RUN Closed

Registration closed
    1. $15.00
      Jan 30 – Sep 15
    2. $20.00
      Sep 15 – Sep 30


 This is our inuagural event and we have made it "Family Friendly"; suitable for runners/walkers of all abilities.

Race Fees:

  • $25 for 5k, $15 for fun run before September 15th
  • $30 for 5k, $20 for fun run after September 15th and on Race day.


Race Day Schedule:

  • Race Day registration starts at 8 a.m. at the entrance of Jonathan Dayton High-School
  • 5k Race starts promptly at 9 a.m.
  • Fun Run starts at 10:15 a.m. at Roessner field
  • Awards will immediately follow the 5K
  • Following the races, Union County & Springfield will be holding a street fair honoring a veteran from each of the 21 towns in Union County



  • Dri-fit T shirt guaranteed for each registered entrant, but quantities by sizes may be limited.
  • Post Race activities and events will take place at Roessner Field



The New Jersey Veterans Network is teaming up with Temple Sha’arey Shalom of Springfield NJ and with Family Promise of Union County to host our first annual 5k road race and 1 mile fun run. This race is being called Salute To Veterans - Patriots 5k & Fun Run and will donate a large amount of the funds to help local community activities and homeless members in our community.

New Jersey Veterans Network       

NJ Veterans Network

Temple Sha’arey Shalom

Our temple raises money all year long, not only for our temple, but for the community at large. We donate to the Elizabeth soup kitchen. We work with other temples and churches to house the homeless. We also provide scholarship monies for children to go to summer camps and study abroad. To find out more about our temple, visit our page at or find us on Facebook.



Police and First Aid Squads

Simply put, this event would not be possible without the support of our Local Police and First Aid Squads.


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Parking for the race can be done in the main parking lot behind the high-school, or on local streets in the areas between Caldwell Place and Salter Street. Parking will also be allowed in the James Caldwell School lot, and municipal lots x & y between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on race day. Please note that some local roads will be partially closed to traffic for the race and subsequent street fair, so plan your route in advance. 

Directions to the Race:

Follow GPS Directions to Jonathan Dayton High-school, 139 Mountian Avenue, Springfield, NJ.  

Event Schedule


  • April 30 10:00 AM EDT - 5K Race

  • April 30 11:15 AM EDT - Fun Run

Contact Information

Event Location

Jonathan Dayton High School, Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ, United States

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