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Somerville: Legal Runaround 5K Race Starts at Courthouse, Finishes at County Jail

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They're off! Runners begin the 2016 5K Legal Runaround on East High Street in Somerville. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Brendan Gallagher, holding the American flag, crosses the finish line. The son of Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher, he has since enlisted in the Army and will deploy overseas later this year. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher crosses the finish line at the 2016 Legal Runaround in Somerville. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Some of the competitors at the 2016 Legal Runaround in Somerville. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Motorists are advised to avoid roads in the vicinity of the Somerset County office complex Thursday, May 25 from 5-8 p.m. as hundreds of runners will fill the streets for the 12th annual Legal Runaround.

Police will maintain rolling closures of East High Street and Park Ave. Grove Street will be closed off all three hours between E. Main Street and E. High Street. Registration and other race activities will be centered on Grove Street, across from the Veterans Memorial Plaza between the Somerset County Administration Building and the Somerset County Jail.

Online registration is closed, but runners can register onsite the day of the event.

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Sponsored by the Somerset County Bar Association, the 5K race and companion events raise funds to benefit local non-profit organizations and provide law school scholarships for county residents.

The race kicks off a busy weekend for the borough – the Classic Cruisers return to Main Street on Friday night, May 26, with hundreds of vintage, custom and classic cars and trucks on display.

The Tour of Somerville Cycling Series will feature world class cycling races in Bound Brook and Raritan on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, with the 74th annual Tour of Somerville Kugler-Anderson 50-mile race highlighting several races in Somerville on Memorial Day, May 29. There will be static art displays and entertainment on Division Street the entire weekend.

Somerville will also pause to remember its veterans and those who gave their lives defending the country with a Memorial Day Parade on Main Street and services at New Cemetery on South Bridge Street.

Prior to the start of the Legal Runaround 5K race, there are sprints for the kids 2-12 on the Somerset County Courthouse lawn adjacent to the race activity center set up on Grove Street at 6:15 p.m.  All finishers in the Kids’ Dashes will receive a ribbon.

A 3k Poker Walk is scheduled to begin at 6:25 p.m. Walkers will pick up playing cards at several points along the course; the best poker hand accumulated along the course will win a prize.

The 5K begins at 7 p.m. and follows a USATF Certified Course; it is a USATF-NJ 500 point Grand Prix event. There are clocks at every mile. The event is professionally timed and scored by Best Racing System.

Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, male and female, and for overall best time in the 5K; 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers by age (5-year increments); the fastest male and female high school students, and the town with the highest participation. 

Race results will be available at www.bestrace.com and will be posted on a bulletin board at the race activity center on Grove Street.

A dinner buffet catered by Verve Restaurant will be open to participants on Grove Street between 7-7:45 p.m.

Awards and prizes will be announced at 7:45 p.m.

Registration can be completed on race day as follows:

5K on Race Day - $30
3K Poker Walk on Race Day - $30
Kids' Dashes on Race Day - $5

Further information is available by contacting Karen Bradley at the Somerset County Bar Association at 908-685-2323

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