Come join the Clinton Township Country Run in celebrating our 16th year on Saturday, April 28, 2018!! We have again been chosen by the NJ USA Track and Field organization as the NJ Championship for the 15k race in all divisions. This honor carries great responsibility to USATF and all participants which we strive to uphold. The Country Run is supported by a 100 person volunteer staff. This event is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. We have received re-certification for both the 15k and the 5k courses this past August.
All entrants receive a pre-shrunk, 100% cotton long sleeve t-shirt offered in women’s styles in Medium and Large in addition to the standard Youth and Adult sizes. All races start and finish in Bundt Park just off Route 31 in Clinton Township and include energizing warm-up music and food.
The 1 mile race is within the Park boundaries and very flat. This is a great race for family members of every age as all those who cross the finish line receive a medal.
Several hundred runners participate in the Clinton Township Country Run 5k which is part of the USATF Grand Prix Challenge earning 500 points. It is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. The 5K course leaves Bundt Park and loops through local neighborhoods with nice rolling hills. It includes one water stop at the halfway mark. The fastest runners of the 5k will receive trophies and all runners 14 and under will receive participation medals. In order to avoid traffic with the 15k, the new start time will be at 9:10 AM.
The USATF NJ Championship 15k race has upwards of 500 participants. It is scenic with a few rolling hills. The course follows local roads and a wooded trail ( Landsdown Trail) to the town of Clinton and back along local roads and receives support from local police departments. There are Rest Room facilities mid-way on the course along with five water stops. Top winners of the 15k will receive cash prizes or trophies. All runners of the15k who are 14 and under will receive participation medals.
Any net proceeds will benefit Clinton Township Parks and Recreation community programs.