Course Information

The race will begin on the old railroad bed at the intersection of Spring Street and Diller Avenue (near Camp Iliff and the Moose Lodge). Participants will head up Halsted Street and through the gates into the Newton Cemetery. They will then proceed through the cemetery and exit onto Lawnwood Avenue near Newton Fire Station #2. The route then continues on down Mason Avenue, jumps to Merriam Avenue past the school, up Paterson Avenue and cuts through to the back of the High Point development on Linmor Avenue. It then makes a left at Pine Street Park onto Pine Street, then loops back to the original route at Mason Avenue and back into the Newton Cemetery. The course concluded at the Halsted Street gate of the cemetery.

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Over 60 Prizes to be Awarded!


Awards for top runners in each age group


Prizes go to the top three male and female age group finishers for the 5K in each of the following divisions:

  • Top 3 males age 7-11
  • Top 3 females age 7-11
  • Top 3 males age 12-14
  • Top 3 females age 12-14
  • Top 3 males age 15-19
  • Top 3 females age 15-19
  • Top 3 males age 20-29
  • Top 3 females age 20-29
  • Top 3 males age 30-39
  • Top 3 females age 30-39
  • Top 3 males age 40-49
  • Top 3 females age 40-49
  • Top 3 males age 50-59
  • Top 3 females age 50-59
  • Top 3 males age 60-69
  • Top 3 females age 60-69
  • Top 3 males age 70-79
  • Top 3 females age 70-79
  • Top 3 males age 80+
  • Top 3 females age 80+

Individual Prizes

  • Fastest Male Overall
  • Fastest Female Overall
  • Largest Team
  • Fastest Team
  • Top Sponsor
  • …and more!

Coming through your neighborhood

If you live or work along our route, please come out and support our participants by cheering them on! Your enthusiasm will be greatly appreciated by the participants and help to show visitors to our town what a great and spirited community Newton is!


Officially Sanctioned

This course has been measured in detail and is officially sanctioned by the USATF-NJ.  See the official map below for details and measurements.