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Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization who is devoted to making a difference in the community. It is our mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.  One of the ways we assist is through our fundraisers, such our 5K Run.

The organization is hosting our 4th Annual 5K Run For Warmth Charity Race. The purpose of the race is to raise funds to better assist New Jersey's Homeowners, who struggle to pay for oil, stay warm during the winter months.

"Run/Walk For Warmth" was developed to better support and improve medium income homeowners, who struggle to pay for oil, stay warm during the winter months. This program was created to combat the raising heating oil prices hitting a record level high this year, even as natural gas prices plunge. Eligibility requirements have tightened too, and with oil prices climbing. Unfortunately, the need is increasing, but the funding is no longer available for the medium income homeowners. Spread The Purple would be honored to gain support from our community towards this cause.

We invite the community to come out and watch  for FREE! Come cheer on a Friend, Family Member, or Co-Worker as he/she Walk or Run For Warmth!

Racer Incentives:

1) Zumba Warm Up

2) Gourmet Organic Food

3) FREE Body Massage after Crossing The Finish Line

4) Award Ceremony

5) Swag Bags

6) Bonus: Vendor Affair

USATF MEMBERS: This course is sanction through USATF-NJ and part of the Grand Prix, worth 500 points

NOTE: 2017 Race Results and photos can be found by clicking here.

Registration fees

Local Public Heroes Closed

(Vets, Officers, EMTs, Fire Fighters, Medical Staff, and Lawyers)

5K Individuals Closed

    1. $40.00
      Sep 19 - Aug 31
    2. $45.00
      Sep 1 - Sep 1

5K Teams/Clubs Closed

(Minimum of 5 or more)

    1. $30.00
      Sep 19 - Aug 31
    2. $35.00
      Sep 1 - Sep 1

USATF Members- Individuals Closed

    1. $37.00
      Sep 19 - Aug 31
    2. $42.00
      Sep 1 - Sep 1

USATF Members (Teams/Clubs) Closed

(Minimum of 5 or more)

    1. $27.00
      Sep 19 - Aug 31
    2. $32.00
      Sep 1 - Sep 1

High School/Junior High School Closed

    1. $5.00
      Sep 19 - Aug 31
    2. $10.00
      Sep 1 - Sep 1

College/University Student Closed

    1. $10.00
      Sep 19 - Aug 31
    2. $15.00
      Sep 1 - Sep 1


We can't wait to see everyone on Saturday, September 1, 2018! There will be an Award Ceremony, Great Vendors, and more.

Any Spectators that attend the day of the Race can enter for FREE, however, will be responsible for their own purchase of Food & Refreshments. Event T-Shirts will be avaliable for sale on the day of the event.

Note: There will be FREE Parking available On-Site.

Thanks To Our 2017 Sponsors



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  TRACK SUMMARY: Double loop, shaded, mostly flat, traffic free


  COURSE NOTES: Runners run around the park twice. On the second loop runners cut to the inside paths at the eastern parking let using the northernmost crosswalk and run on the inner path to the finish.

 START: On Brookdale Park's West of Ballfield #3 even with an unnumbered light pole which is 137 feet SouthWest of the crosswalk. 

  MILE 1 (Loop 1): On Brookdale Park's bike path on the East side of park, even with the front door to house #142 Overlook Terrace on the right.

  MILE 2 (Loop 2): On Brookdale Park bike path on West side of park. 80 feet after the storm drain in path at the intersection with Chester Road on the right.

   MILE 3 (Loop 2): On Brookdale Park's bike path, 49 feet before lamp post 5598 on the road on the right.

   FINISH: On Brookdale Park's bike path on North side of the parking lot, which is just West of track, 133 feet NorthEast of the driveway to parking lot.


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Event Schedule

  • September 1 8:30 AM EDT - Pre-Registration

  • September 1 9:00 AM EDT - Vendor Affair

  • September 1 9:35 AM EDT - Zumba Warm Up

  • September 1 10:00 AM EDT - Runners and Walkers

  • September 1 10:10 AM EDT - Kids

  • September 1 11:00 AM EDT - Serving Food

  • September 1 11:30 AM EDT - Swag Bags

  • September 1 12:30 PM EDT - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

Brookdale Park, West Circuit Drive, Montclair, NJ 07043, United States

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