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How about welcoming the New Year with a new commitment to fitness? How about a commemorative way to say goodbye to 2023? Our 5K is for the competitive runner and joyful walker and is a great way to start off the year. Join us IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY on New Year’s Day, 2024!
The Resolution Run 5K is held in Hillsborough Township (Somerset County), New Jersey. It’s a fun celebration of the New Year for all levels of runners and walkers. Join us on Monday morning, January 1, 2024, at the civilized time of 11:00 AM.
Now in our 24th year, we offer a quality, custom designed long sleeve “Resolution Run Hoody Sweatshirt.” It’s the perfect antidote to winter!
The event and the course is USA Track & Field-NJ Sanctioned and Certified. (Certification # NJ22048JLW). USATF-NJ members can earn points in the 2024 Grand Prix competition. Finish times and placements are available shortly after you cross the Finish Line. 500 Point Event. Accurate, fast chip timing.
Early Bird Registration is available through midnight, October 15, 2023. The fee is $32 (Virtual is $42). After that date, the registration fee will go to $37 (Virtual is $47). A $3 discount applies for participants 18 and under or USATF-NJ.
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. In addition, we have a total of 92 awards. Top 3 overall (male / female / nonbinary), top masters (male / female), top 3 in each age group (male / female) in 5-year increments from 9 and under 90 and over!
For those who are more comfortable with the virtual option or liked doing your 5K on your own schedule, we are keeping this option in the mix in 2024. Our virtual option includes our special edition, long sleeve hooded sweatshirt, bib and finisher's ribbon. Direct shipping of race packet to your home is included in your registration fee.
Race proceeds will benefit Project Graduation for Hillsborough High School Class of 2024 and Hillsborough’s Rock Steady Boxing
It is our hope that graduates of Hillsborough's Class of 2024 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 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.
Lastly, as part of our commitment to replenish the Hillsborough Food Bank after the holiday season, participants will have the option of adding on a $5 donation at check out in place of the canned goods they would have brought on race day.
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