Shepherd Lake 5K

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 7, 2016


Ringwood, NJ


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Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

Running-5K USATF # - Individual Age group/open

$22 $22 Closed

1 Mile Run - 14 years and younger - Individual Age group/open

$10 $10 Closed

Walking-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$5 $5 Closed

Kids Dashes - Individual Age group/open

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

The Shepherd Lake 5K is held at the Ringwood State Park.  Parking, registration, start and finish are at Shepherd Lake Recreation Area.  The race begins in front of the 74-acre lake and continues through the parks into Skylands Manor Botanical Gardens.  The race course goes past the manor house originally built in the 1920s.  May is a wonderful time of year to take advantage of the spectacular elegance of the gardens and haven of the woods.    

Event details and schedule

16th Annual Shepherd Lake 5K

6:30 Registration Begins            Rain or Shine

8:00  5K Run

9:30  1 Mile Walk

9:30  Kids Dashes

9:45  1 Mile Cross Country Kids Race

Award Ceremony Immediately Following

NOTE: The entrance road will be closed from 7:45 to 8:45 for the runners to safely navigate the course.

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Info:  Parking, Indoor Registration and Start & Finish Line located at Shepherd Lake

Tech T-shirt guaranteed for all 5K pre-registered  

Entry Fees:

5K Run .......................................$25 ($30 Race Day)

5K Run with USATF # ...............$22 ($30 Race Day)

1 Mile (14 & under) Race or Kids Dashes.$10/person

1 Mile Walk ……………….………………$5/person

Course:  A beautiful, challenging route through Shepherd Lake and Skylands Manor Botanical Gardens.  Time splits every mile & water stations.  Race will be scored & timed by New Jersey Trail Series and results will be posted on  Event is sanctioned and course is certified by USATF.

Awards: 5K: 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall male and female.  Top 3 finishers, male and female in each age category and in each team category.

1 Mile:  Top 5 boys and girls

5K Age Groups:  <11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80>

In addition to individual timing/scoring, we are introducing TEAM SCORING.    Teams of 3 or more participants must pre-register using the same team name & must specify category of male, female or co-ed; finish times of the first 3 people of each team are totaled for a team score; coed teams are required to have a member from each gender scored; team members are also eligible for individual awards. 

For runners under the age of 18 who register in groups of 7 or more (sports teams, scouts, etc.) there is a reduced fee of $15 per person.  You MUST preregister as a group. 

To qualify for pre-registration, the application must be postmarked by 4/30/2016.

The Ringwood Educational Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing and enriching the quality of the educational programs in Ringwood's four public schools.   Foundation grant monies help support current changes and trends in curriculum, teaching techniques and technology advancements.  In the past fourteen years, REF, Inc. has raised over $300,000.00 for the schools to fund special projects and grant requests from the teachers.

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