BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 21st Berkeley Heights 5k Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk is set for Sunday September 17th at Memorial Field.

The USATF-NJ 500 point Grand Prix 5K 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 14 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.

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Packet pick up will continue at Race HQ Thursday and Saturday, and at Memorial Field Sunday at 7:45 a.m. thru 9:20 a.m.

With a beautiful weather forecast, runners and walkers are encouraged to pre-register Thursday and Saturday, to guarantee a custom performance race tee shirt and backpack goodie bag, as a sellout is expected.

“Thanks to our generous sponsors, and plenty of dedicated volunteers (many from BHEF), we are all set to host another wonderful community event," said Race Director Dr. Patrick Smith. "Every dollar collected thru registration for our 5K Run and Family Fitness Walk go towards our charitable grants, as we have no administrative costs. With two major hurricanes striking Texas and Florida we have decided to provide grants to both relief efforts, so 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 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.

2017 BH5K sponsors:

Platinum: Berkeley Aquatic Club

Gold: Smith Chiropractic family care & sports injury center, Allstate The John Hawk agency, TAPinto, JAG Physical Therapy, DERCO Print, Taylor Rental BH, 1-800-GOT-Junk, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli, Bassett Associates Summit, Massage Envy BH, Weichert Realtors Watchung, E Medical Urgent Care, Runnels Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, Sneaker Factory running centers, The Liberty Group, Smooth-On, Suburban Chamber of Commerce, The TEE Bag, Elizabeth Scheffer Fund & Samuel G Smith Jr. Memorial Fund

Silver: Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Dr. Zhou OMD, Autumn Lake Healthcare, Avelient Technologies, CET Heating & Air Conditioning, Cooney Financial Services, CrossFit 908, Davies & Associates Insurance Management, Delicious Heights, Don-Tre Driving School, Family Foot Care Gary Quartello DPM, First Class Electric, Gary S Crystal DMD, John P Sullivan CFP CPA, Law Office of David C Bendush, Mary’s Your Name Here, MAX Challenge of New Providence, Paras & Paras Summit, Philip E Memoli DMD Natural Dentistry, & Robinwood Kitchens

For more information, 2016 charitable grants or easy online registration please visit www.berkeleyheights5k.com, or call BH5K Race Hotline 908 464 8899

Race Headquarters: Smith Chiropractic 134 Snyder Avenue Berkeley Height