BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The 22st Berkeley Heights 5k Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk is set for Sunday September 16th at Memorial Field.

The Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk is committed to the community and giving back to local charities and organizations like the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

Dr. Patrick Smith presented a check for $1,000 to Fire Chief Tony Padovano and Fire Department President Adam Uanis at their recent annual Spaghetti Dinner. 

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The race is a USATF-NJ 500 point Grand Prix 5K and starts on Bolton Boulevard at 9:30 a.m., with the 1.5 mile family fitness walk at 9:35 a.m., followed by free fun runs for children ages 2 to 11 at 10:15 a.m. on Memorial Field and free drawings and awards at 10:30 a.m.

While there is no registration needed for the free fun runs, registration for both the 5K and Fitness Walk are available online at www.berkeleyheights5k.com thru Friday, or in person Thursday, September 13 and Saturday, September 16 at Smith Chiropractic located at 134 Snyder Avenue in Berkeley Heights (Race HQ) and late registration begins Sunday, September 17 at Memorial Field  at 7:45 a.m. until 9:20 a.m.

“Thanks to our generous sponsors, and plenty of dedicated volunteers (many from BHEF), we are all set to host another wonderful community event," said Dr. Smith. "Every dollar collected through registration for our 5K Run and Family Fitness Walk go towards our charitable grants, as we have no administrative costs. We encourage everyone who can run or walk to join us Sunday and help in this effort."

"The Berkeley Heights 5k was founded to promote friendly competition, family fun and a strong sense of community support, over the past 20 plus years, together we have helped support communities outside ours in time of tragedy and disaster and now is the time for us to lend assistance again,” said Smith.