The Joe Paternostro Memorial Fund, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, invites you to attend the 3rd annual Joe “Pizza” Paternostro “Jump Start Your Heart” 5k Run/1k Walk.  Please join us at our well marked USATF-certified course for a morning of great exercise, music, food, free giveaways, multiple age group medals, great goodie bags and shirts while supplies last and lots of fun. The run and walk will be timed Best Racing Systems, and results posted at  We welcome runners and walkers of all ages, as well as strollers and pets.  We thank our sponsors:

When:             October 7, 2012; Pre-race registration @ 8:30 am.

Sign Up for E-News

                         Race starts promptly @ 10:00 am


Where:           Oak Ridge Park

                        136 Oak Ridge Road

                        Clark, NJ 07066


Online Registration:  Please register at,,,, or in person on race day. 


Price:             Before 10/2:  $20 for all participants

                        On/After 10/2 (and race day):

                        USATF members:  $23

                        Non-members:        $25


The Joe Paternostro Memorial Fund is a non-profit fund with a mission to raise awareness of and combat acute heart disease.  The fund was established in memory of Giuseppe “Joe Pizza” Paternostro, who passed away of a sudden massive heart attack in 2008 at the age of 48. 

All fundraising proceeds go to college scholarships for high-school student-athletes, to the American Heart Association, and to support families victimized by heart disease.