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Corporal Christopher M. Shea was tragically killed in the line of duty when his cruiser was struck head on by a vehicle operated by a drunken driver on July 18th 2004.

The annual Corporal Christopher M. Shea Memorial 5k is a yearly event that was started in 2005 to raise money for high school graduates entering the fields of Law, Law Enforcement, and/or other Civil Service. All profit from the money raised is awarded as a scholarship to graduating seniors of Kittatinny Regional High School and other local area schools in honor of Corporal Christopher M. Shea.

The course is a double loop of the bucolic Swartswood State Park camp grounds. The race starts and finishes on the shores of Swartswood Lake.

Awards for the top 3 male & female 5K finishers, and top 3 male & female finishers in each age group. Age groups: 13 and under; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-39; 50-59; 60+. No duplicate awards.

T-Shirts to all pre-registrants, and to all post-entrants while supplies last (size not guaranteed to on-site registrants). Post race refreshments and prizes.

Event details and schedule

11:30am - Bib and packet pickup starts; On-site registration open, pre-race refreshments and fuel

1:00pm - 5k race

~1:45pm - 1 mile fun run (Under 14 years old)

2:00pm - Awards and prizes; Post-race refreshments

Registration fees

1 Mile Fun Run Closed

A friendly race

  1. $10.00
    Apr 30 - Oct 6

5k Closed

5k race through the camp ground. Compete to win, run for a PR, or come out and take a brisk walk through the park

  1. $15.00
    Apr 30 - Oct 6

Battle of the Badges

The "Battle of the Badges" is a unique race challenge that allows dedicated servicemen and women to demonstrate their commitment to their jobs and their community. The "Battle of the Badges" challenges the various civil service agencies to rally as many of their strongest, fastest, most committed and, most importantly, most competitive members to help remember a brother, serve a community and show everyone just how great they really are.

Your agency can register as a team and compete against other teams during the race. Each teams' results are scored using standard scoring methods for running events (top 5 finishers from each team) and the agency who achieves the best overall performance at the race will have their name engraved on the coveted "Battle of the Badges" plaque to be displayed at its headquarters until the following year when the Battle continues.

Event Schedule

  • October 7 11:30 AM EDT - Bib and packet pickup starts; On-site registration open, pre-race refreshments and fuel

  • October 7 1:00 PM EDT - 5k race

  • October 7 1:45 PM EDT - 1 mile fun run

  • October 7 2:00 PM EDT - Awards and prizes; Post-race pizza & refreshments

Contact Information

Event Location

Swartswood State Park, Swartswood, NJ, United States

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