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15th Annual Run for Runaways ~ Results

Race Details

Run for Runaways

: Run 3.1 Miles

Kids' Sprint

Kids Race
: ~100 yards

Fitness Walk

: 2-mile walk
Race Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 A.M.
Entry Fee: $25.00
Location: Colonial Park
Address: 156 Mettlers Road
City/State/Zip: Somerset, New Jersey 08873
Country: USA

Run for Runaways custom designed t-shirt (while supplies last), DJ, food, goodie bag, free massage


5K Run: 9 & under, 10 to 79 (in 5 year groups) and then 80 and over
Kids' Sprints: ages 2-11
Walkers: all ages, stroller friendly, dogs welcome


5K Run: Top 3 overall male and female, top 3 male and female in each age group

Kid's Sprints: #1 finisher ribbons for all kids


8:45 AM - Aerobic Warm-Up
9:00 AM - Fitness Walk (2 miles)
9:00-11:15 AM - Silent Auction - Bid on a unique collection of sports memorabilia and quality merchandise
9:45 AM - Aerobic Warm-Up
10:00 AM (sharp) - 5K Run
11:00 AM - Kids Sprints
11:30 AM - Awards

Important Note: Parking is limited and runners are advised to arrive by 9:30 a.m. (the road is closed at 9:45 a.m. for the duration of the race). The walk starts at 9:00 a.m. and the 5k run starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Course Information:


Scenic loop along a flat, paved waterfront road within the park. One water stop.

Two-mile walk within the park. Suitable for strollers and dogs.

Kids Sprints - Ages 2 - 11, 25 - 200 yards.



Directions to Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

From Route 287
Route 287 to Exit 10 toward New Brunswick. Take Easton Avenue to the first light. Make a right onto Cedar Grove Lane. Follow for two miles, and make a right at the fourth light onto Weston Road. Follow to first light and make a left onto Elizabeth Avenue. Colonial Park is on the right.

From Route 206
Take Route 206 to Dukes Parkway. Go through the U-turn and cross back over Route 206. Follow Dukes Parkway to the end, and turn right onto Main Street. Go through the center of Manville. Make a left at the light onto the Manville Causeway (Wilhousky Street). Go over a small bridge and turn right onto Weston Road. Follow Weston Road for 1.5 miles and make the first right onto Mettlers Road. Entrances to Colonial Park will be on the left and right.

Take 206 to Amwell Road. Make a right at the light onto Amwell Road. After three and a half miles you will see a sign for Colonial Park on the right side. Turn left here onto Mettlers Road. Entrances for Colonial Park will be on the left and right.

From New Brunswick area (Hamilton Street - Amwell Road)
Follow Hamilton Street from New Brunswick - the name changes to Amwell Road in Somerset. Amwell Road comes to a fork; turn left. You are still on Amwell Road. Follow to the second light and make a right onto Elizabeth Avenue. Follow Elizabeth to the Colonial Park entrance on the left.

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