The Run 4 Hope - Cancer 5k & 1 mile Fun Run/Walk

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Oct 25, 2014


Princeton Junction, NJ

About This Activity


Mercer County Park
334 S Post Road
West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

The courses span through the beautiful landscaping and scenery of Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ.  The paved paths are mostly flat and smooth.  The park is home to many amenitites including it's own lake with a boat house and marina, picnic areas, volleyball courts, and other sports fields.

The 5k Race will be a timed event!  It will be chip-timed. Services provided by SpectaSport, LLC. (Click Here for 5k Course Map)

The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will not be timed so feel free to enjoy your walk/jog/run at your own pace with your family and friends.


Road Runner Sports
501 Shoppes Blvd
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Friday October 24, 2014 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Runners are highly encouraged to attend packet pick-up prior to race day.  We will be holding a raffle and give away free prizes for those who come to Packet Pick Up Day.  Packets will also be available the day of the race from 7:30am to 8:45am.


07:30am - Registration Tables Open
08:30am - Warm Up Stretch
08:45am - Drumline / Call to the Starting Line
09:00am - 5k Race Begins
09:15am - 1 mile Fun Run/Walk Begins
10:00am - Awards Ceremony & Finish Line Festival


1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Overall Winners will be awarded medals as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Top Finishers in each Age Group/Category during the post-race awards ceremony.

Age Groups:
30 and Under


On-line registration is now open!

For paper (mail-in) registration, please download the PDF here and mail entry form and payment to:

R4H - Marna's Pals
PO Box 366
Kingston NJ, 08528


$30 through October 24, 2014 ($10 off of entire team's registration when 4 or more register at once)

$35 Same Day Registration


$20 through October 24, 2014 ($15 for ages 12 and under)

$25 Same Day Registration ($20 for ages 12 and under)


Receive a FREE R4H t-shirt upon online registration prior to race day.

T-shirts will be sold during The Run 4 Hope Race Day event for $15.

GROUPS & TEAMS (optional)

Run together as a group or team by creating a team during registration for either the 5k Race or 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk.

Teams of 4 or more registering for the 5k race will receive a $10 discount off the entire team's registration when all 4+ participants register together (see "Multi-Person Pricing" at registration).


Q: Is there an age limit?

A: For the 5K race you must be at least 13 years of age. For the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, there is no age limit

Q: Is this event timed?

A: Yes and no.

The 5k Race will be timed so start training early!  It will be chip-timed.  Services provided by SpectaSport, LLC.
The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will NOT be timed so bring along your family and friends and enjoy a beautiful walk/jog/run in the park to support a great cause!

Q: Are pets allowed?

A: Yes.  This is a family-friendly event and we welcome you to bring your pets as long as they are leashed.

Q: Will there be water stops?

A: Yes. There will be one water station posted about halfway through the 5k course.

Q: Will there be food and refreshments?

A: Yes. Food and drinks will be served throughout the entire length of the event free of charge.

Q: Are baby joggers allowed?

A: Yes. We will allow baby joggers at either event (5k or 1-mile). However, if you will be jogging with a baby we kindly will ask you to line up at the back of the crowd during the start of the race for the safety of you and your child.

Q: Is parking available?

A: Yes. Parking is free and available on-site at the West Picnic Area of Mercer County Park.

Q: Are there any discounts?

A: Yes. When 4 or more people sign up for the 5k Race at the same time, your entire group purchase will receive a $10 discount Children 12 and under can participate in the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk with a discounted registration of $15.

Q: How do I create or join a team?

A: During registration under "Group/Team", hit the "Select Group/Team" button. You can select an existing group/team or create a new one by hitting the "New Group/Team" tab.

Q: Can I create/join a group/team after I already registered?

A: Yes. Go to the tutorial here and read the section 'Create/Join Group After Registration'.


The Run 4 Hope (or R4H for short) is a 5K Road Race & 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk that brings together family and friends to show support for one another and to pay tribute to those who have survived cancer, those still fighting cancer, and especially to those we have lost to cancer.  Cancer affects families emotionally, physically, and financially.  The aim is to raise funds for college scholarships granted to incoming and current college students whose families have been affected by cancer through the Marna Pal Memorial Scholarship Fund presented by Marna's Pals, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Our hope is to take some of the financial burden off of families trying to send their loved one to college.

To find out more information about The Run 4 Hope, visit our website.

To find out more about the Marna Pal Memorial Scholarship , visit Marna's Pals website.

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