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Run Santa Run - 5K Race to Replace
The Bobby Hoffman Championship Track at the Gagliano Athletic Complex

Our New Date is December 8th!

With the Help of Good Ol' Saint Nick, the Race to Replace will be held on December 8, 2018.   We've decided to do with a holiday theme for the rescheduled event.   As a result, we are adding the following additional Prize categories and events:

Fastest Santa!

Fastest Elf!

A Kids Dash!

In addition to the new prize categories, all entrants will receive bells to wear while we run through Roselle.   So come out and make a joyous noise with us!

While Last year's inaugural event was a huge success!  Come join us for an even bigger and better event this year!  And while you are at it you will support Roselle Catholic in their effort to Renovate their Outdoor Track and Athletic Center.

Frank Gagliano and the RC Alumni volunteers are bound and determined to make this an event to remember.   We will keep you posted as the list of elite runners grows!  In addition, the race is open to everyone and we expect a huge Alumni turnout as well.  So run as an individual or part of an alumni or Open team!

T-Shirts guaranteed for the first 300 pre-registrations.
Others While Supplies Last!

Cash Prizes for the top 3 overall male and female finishers ($200, $100, $50)

5 Year Age group Awards through 80+

Cash Prize to First Male and Female Masters Finisher (40+ Years old)

Awards to top Military/Fire/Police (Current or past) competitors.

Team Competition with Cash Prizes (4 x $250) for Male Open, Female Open, and Male Masters (Over 40 years old) and female Masters  Teams.  No mixed Gender teams.  5 members must score for each team.  Masters team score is based on age-graded times! TEAM REGISTRATION IS NOT ALLOWED ON RACE MORNING.  TEAMS MUST PREREGISTER ONLINE BEFORE 10 PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018.

Net proceeds from this event will benefit Roselle Catholic High School in their effort to renovate and update their track and field complex. 

This will be a USATF Grand Prix Event (500 Points)  


USATF members get a $3 discount through December 6, 2018

Registration fees


25% discount for children 12 and under given at checkout

  1. $20.00
    May 31 - Dec 7

Pride of the Lions Track Reunion Closed

This pricing category is for those that are not running/walking in the 5K race, but would still like to attend the Pride of the L:ions Track Reunion and Fundraising Luncheon at the RC Library following the race.

  1. $25.00
    May 31 - Dec 7

Kiddie Dash (400 Meters on the New Track) Closed

Children Under 12 get a chance to race Santa around the new RC Track!

  1. $5.00
    May 31 - Dec 7

5K RUN Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      May 31 – Jul 31
    2. $30.00
      Aug 1 – Dec 7

5K Run (USATFNJ Members only) Closed

Registration closed
    1. $22.00
      May 31 – Jul 31
    2. $27.00
      Aug 1 – Dec 7

The New Frank Gagliano Athletic complex

We are proud to announce that the new athletic complex will be named after former RCHS Track and Field Coach Frank Gagliano. During his 9-year tenure at RCHS, Coach Gagliano built a track and ­eld program that rose to national prominence and set the tone for athletic success and traditions that the RCHS community would enjoy for 57 years following his leadership.  His Lions notably captured 3 Penn Relay Championship of America titles, 3 NJ State Indoor Track titles and a State Cross Country Championship.  Coach Gagliano continued his coaching career with success at Manhattan University, Rutgers University, Georgetown University,  The Nike Farm Team and as head coach of the NJ NY Track Club.

Learn more about Frank Here!


Introducing The Bobby Hoffman Championship Track

Part of the new athletic complex, The Bobby Hoffman Championship Track will be named after Bobby Hoffman, a dedicated, loyal and hard-working RCHS student-athlete who was a 12-time varsity letter winner and member of Coach Gagliano's Cross Country and Indoor Track teams. He ran on two Penn Relay Championship of America teams and was named the Union County Scholar Athlete during his 1965 senior year.   After graduation, Bobby became the ­first RC student to attend the US Military Academy at West Point. After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam where Bobby led the last US Rangers combat mission of that war, he continued to serve his country in the military for 20 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.  After retirement, Bobby worked for FitForce,  a company that assessed the fitness levels of police forces across the United States and designed the police fitness programs. Bobby passed away this past summer after a courageous battle with brain cancer and had the distinct special honor of being buried at West Point.

Read more about Bobby Hoffman Here!


Pride of the Lions Track Reunion

Join us on the evening of the event as we celebrate 50 years of Roselle Catholic High School track and field history.   Hear the stories from the Coaches and Alumni/Athletes who have contributed the the tradition of greatness at Roselle Catholic!   Hear the stories in a way that you have never experienced them before.  Like Joe Savage and his participation in the "Dream Mile"!  Or Frank Gagliano's experience at RC and Beyond!   Some of the greatest athletes past and present will be in attendance.

The Reunion Luncheon will be held at the Roselle Catholic Library.

There will be a meet and greet cocktail hour beginning at 1:00 PM, followed by Luncheon and presentations.

All registered runners/walkers will receive a discounted option to purchase a ticket for $40.

Those not running or walking may attend the banquet for $50.



Race to Replace 5K Course map



Event Schedule

  • October 27 7:00 AM EDT - Race Day Registration / Packet Pick Up

  • October 27 8:20 AM EDT - 1 Mile Walk Start

  • October 27 9:00 AM EDT - 5K Run Start

  • October 27 10:15 AM EDT - 5K Awards Ceremony

  • October 27 1:00 PM EDT - Pride of the Lions Track Reunion

Contact Information

Event Location

Roselle Catholic High School, Raritan Road, Roselle, NJ, United States

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