The resolution run is a walker friendly event for everyone!

This years run will start at:
11 am, Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020
Hillsborough, NJ

Register Today!

Race Information

Race Information


How about welcoming the New Year with a new commitment to fitness? The Resolution Run 5K is your answer. This 3.1 mile race (it’s walker friendly, too) is a great way to start off your new or continued emphasis on a fit lifestyle. Join us on New Year’s Day, 2020. This is our 19th year and we know how to put on a great race!

The Resolution Run 5K is held in centrally located Hillsborough Township in Somerset County, New Jersey. It’s a low-key, fun celebration of the New Year for all levels of runners and walkers. You can even stay up late the night before for your own celebration! Join us Wednesday morning, January 1, 2020, at the civilized time of 11:00 am!

The Hoody Continues!

How many races give you a hooded sweatshirt?  We offer a quality, custom designed long sleeve “Resolution Run Hoody Sweatshirt.” With pockets. The perfect antidote to winter! Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.

Course and Timing

The event and the course is USA Track & Field-NJ Sanctioned and Certified. (Certification # NJ12030LMB.) USATF-NJ members can earn points in the 2020 Grand Prix competition. Our race is being timed by Compuscore, NJ’s foremost timing and finish line coordinator. Finish times and placements will be available immediately after the race and official results are also available at the Compuscore website.  You can choose to be notified by email or text of results.

 Walker Friendly

Your choice! You can race, run, jog or walk our flat 3.1 mile course. Start your new Fitness Year on New Year’s Day with your family, friends and neighbors.


We'll have ribbons, awards and refreshments after you cross the Finish Line. Everybody deserves and gets a Finisher’s Ribbon. This has become a yearly Collector’s Item! In addition, we have a total of 92 awards.  Besides the usual 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall Male and Female awards, we have awards three deep, in 14 age groups, from Under 9 to Over 85! And we have male and female awards for the first Master (over 40) Finishers.


Graduates of Hillsborough's Class of 2020 will enjoy a high-spirited, all-night celebration and party immediately following the commencement exercises in June. This popular local effort is part of a nationally recognized program whose goal is to provide a drug and alcohol free celebration of life while giving graduates a positive sendoff. According to the Prosper Press in a publication dated February 21, 2016:

  • The percentage of teen automobile fatalities involving alcohol jumps from 33 percent to 40 percent on the night of graduation.

  • One-third of those younger than 21 who die in car accidents lose their lives during graduation season.

  • In a 2010 poll, 79 percent of seniors admitted teens were more likely to drink and drive on graduation night.

Rock Steady Boxing is a unique program in Hillsborough organized by Barbara Kelly to improve symptoms and quality of life in people diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. This cause is important to us as the Resolution Run Founder, Gary Verhoorn, says this program has helped him tremendously following his own diagnosis. Our goal in 2020 is to fund educational programs and support a scholarship program for those in our community who may not be able to participate as a result of limited funds.

Local Pet Rescue Organizations

Special Pricing

The Resolution Run 5K has SPECIAL ONLINE PRICING:

  • Early Bird Registration is available through midnight, October 15, 2019. The fee is $32 . USATF-NJ members and those 18 and younger may take a $3.00 discount.

  • Regular Online Registration begins October 16, 2019 and will close at midnight, December 25, 2019, or sooner, if the race limit is reached. Last year, registration closed by mid-December. The fee is $37. USATF-NJ members and those 18 and younger may take a $3.00 discount.

There are no additional registration fees or convenience fees. Sorry, but there is absolutely NO Raceday in-person registration and NO registration after we have filled up.  No exceptions.


Food Bank Collection

The Township Food Bank is in need of donations. Check your pantry and dig out a non-perishable item or two.  Collection point on Raceday is at bib pickup.

Whether you walk or run with us on January 1st, we’re sure you will have a fun time. And, you’ll receive our special edition, long sleeve hooded sweatshirt to keep you warm all Winter long.

Important Information for 2020

Race Time:  11:00 am, Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location:  Hillsborough Municipal Building, 379 So. Branch Rd (corner Beekman & So Branch Rd), Hillsborough
Parking:  Limited. Please carpool if you can and get to race by 10:00 am.
FoodBank:  Please bring non-perishable food for the Food Bank



Course Information

Course Information