Trail Conference and MRCC Announce Third Annual 5K Race & 3K Walk
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce are pleased to host for the third year a 5K race and 3K walk at Trail Conference Headquarters at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse. The MRCC/Trail Conference 5K Race & 3K Walk will be held on Sunday, May 21, starting and ending at Darlington Schoolhouse, 600 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, N.J. The event includes food, prizes, an awards ceremony, and free tours of the Schoolhouse.
The relatively flat, 3.1-mile course features the scenic Ramapo Valley County Reservation and Ramapo River, the beautiful Hunt & Polo Club neighborhood, and Ramapo College of New Jersey's historic Havemeyer House. The course follows a combination of paved roads, wide woods roads, and well-maintained grass and dirt trails. The running track is approved by USATF, the national governing body for track & field, long-distance running, and race walking in the United States.
On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m.; start time for the 5K is 9 a.m. Parking will be available in Ramapo College Parking Lot D-3. Follow signs to the registration area.
By participating in this local event or being a sponsor of the MRCC/Trail Conference 5K Race & 3K Walk, you are supporting MRCC’s work in the greater Mahwah region, including an increase in scholarship monies, as well as the Trail Conference’s efforts to build, maintain, and protect public trails in Bergen County and throughout the greater New York metropolitan area. Proceeds also support the continued preservation of Darlington Schoolhouse, which the Trail Conference recently restored and repurposed into the organization’s headquarters and a public education, training, and visitors center.
Prestige Family of Fine Cars is the Event Sponsor and will provide a pace car at the beginning of the race. Other sponsors include Good Samaritan Hospital, Ramsey Outdoor Store, Inserra Supermarkets, Inc., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, USA, Inc., M&T Bank, Valley Health Systems, TD Bank, Hughes Environmental Engineering, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Cereus Financial Advisors, Mahwah Bar & Grill, Lincoln Technical Institute, Ramsey Farmers’ Market, Durkin Agency, Speedpro, HYTORC, Grassi & Co., Rounds Family, Terrie O’Connor Realtors, Creative Solutions, Eastwick College, and New York Life Insurance Company. The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference thank these sponsors for their support.
Registration for the 5K Race is $27 on or before May 17 and $32 on-site. Registration for the 3K Walk is $10 on or before May 17 and $15 on-site. This event is open to the public. MRCC, Trail Conference, and USATF members receive a $3 discount. For further information, call the MRCC office at 201-529-5566 or visit mahwah.com. Register today!