5K Run/Walk for Warmth
Piscataway, New Jersey
Monday, September 2, 2013 10:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
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Online registration is closed but registration in the store, at packet pick-up or at the event may be available. Please see below or contact the administrator for more information.
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Contact:Maryange Ariste
Email:Click here to email the Administrator
Johnson Park:
Address: 1030 River Road, Grove 4, Piscataway, NJ 08854; Check-In Time: 8:30 am- 9:30 am, EST
5K Run/Walk for Warmth:
Spread the Purple is nonprofit hosting a fundraiser to raise donations for home heating oil scholarships to be used with the New Jersey Citizen Action Oil Group and its Affiliates. This scholarship program was developed as a way to combat the raising heating oil prices hitting a record level high this year, even as natural gas prices plunge. As of mid last year, President Obama has proposed sharply cutting the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program among all nonprofits. The average state benefit last year was about $800 for the season; now it may be closer to $300. Eligibility requirements have tightened too, and with oil prices climbing. Unfortunately, the need is increasing but the funding is no longer available to homeowners. Spread The Purple would be honored to gain support from any runners and specters for this run. So, come on out and "Run For Warmth," while given back to the community!
Racer's Incentives:
  • Runners will receive a FREE “Racer’s Bib”
  • FREE Racer T-Shirt
  • FREE Goody Gift Bags
  • Discount on A Full Body Deep Tissue Message

    Hey Racers looking for more Incentives, then visit ROAD RUNNER SPORTS and receive 10% OFF ANY APPAREL, SHOES, SOCKS, and ELECTRONICS; and receive an additional 10% OFF with VIP Membership!

    Wait there is more.....

  • Have a Change to Get Warmed Up by an Antigenic Zumba Instructor
  • FREE Refreshments
  • Listen to Energetic Music During the Run
  • FREE Food Prepared by "The Gentlemen Gourmet Catering Group"

    as a thank you for running or walking at our Race!In addition, if anyone who lives in the Shrewsbury, New Jersey area, then stop by to receive 10% OFF on ALL Apparels at MC LOONE'S RUNNING STORE or stop by OUR other supporters at either the PRINCETON RUNNING COMPANY*****WESTFIELD RUNNING COMPANY****SUMMIT RUNNING COMPANY*******MORRISTOWN RUNNING COMPANY and even their RIDGEWOOD RUNNING COMPANY location for a wonderful treat of 10% OFF on Any/All of their Merchandises!
  • Athletic Store Participants:

    595 Broad Street
    Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

    501 Shoppes Blvd
    North Brunswick, NJ
    (732) 214-8808

    490 Broad St #1
    Shrewsbury, NJ
    (732) 212-1165

    65 New Jersey 4
    Paramus, NJ
    (201) 226-0035

    108 Nassau Street
    Princeton, NJ 08542
    (609) 252-9110

    123 Quimby Street
    Westfield, NJ 07090
    (908) 654-9900

    355 Springfield Ave
    Summit, NJ 07901
    (908) 516-2357

    31 South Street
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 401-1300

    258 E Ridgewood Ave
    Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    (201) 670-1828

    Special Thanks For Supporting This Race:
    Being our organization fully understands how, like any sport, running has its bumps and bruises. So, as a way to offer special thanks to all of our supporters by providing a $15 OFF of a 55 minute calming THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE (i.e. DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE) at 3 locations of chose,

    508 Broad Street
    Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
    (732) 530-7666

    65 New Jersey 34
    Morganville, NJ 07751
    (732) 772-1838

    1626 US Highway 130 Ste 1
    North Brunswick, NJ 08902
    (732) 940-4470

    Note: Print your coupon during check out and enjoy your relaxing treat!
    Course Certification Through USATF:
    The course certification number is NJ11551JHP. Click on the website link below and then print these course directions, if needed, at http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/maps/showMap.asp?courseID=NJ11551JHP
    Timing Company:

    FAST FINISHES: has been timing and managing races since 1994. We are the timing leader in Sullivan and Orange Counties NY and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA. They have professional timers based in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and Oregon. FastFinishes.net timed more than 145 races in 2011, including running, cycling, triathlon, duathlon and cross country events.

    With Chip Timing Systems for race timing, their goal is to provide even better service to runners and Race Directors.

    Their passion is to help race events become a success for the athletes and the Race Director. They work consecutively with the Race Director in order to fulfill he/she vision for the event.

    Course Details:

    START: On Johnson Drive, North of the restrooms at Grove 4, at the 5th wooden guard rail post north of walking to Kiosk and the Restrooms.

    MILE 1: On Johnson Drive, at second wooden guard rail on the right (south) side of road before turnaround at River Road and Cedar Lane entrance to Johnson Park.

    TURNAROUND 1: On park road at Cedar Lane entrance at the edge of electrical box 6607101 which is closed to River Road.

    MILE 2: On park road at 5th wooden south of paver walkway to flagpoles in plaza on river side which is after parking lot loop.

    TURNAROUND 2: On park road at sign post closest to Landing Lane for Historic Community of Raritan Landing sign on east side of road and 3 feet 5 inches before (south of) leading edge of white stop line in road.

    MILE 3: On park road at the 11th wooden guard rail post on the river side south of the pedestrian path crossover.

    FINISH: On Johnson Drive, at the last wooden guard rail post on the river side which is just north of Grove 4.

    COURSE NOTES: Runners run to Turnaround 1 at River Road and Cedar Lane. On the return toward the start, runners turn right on Tulip Drive to run counterclockwise around the small parking area running the driving lanes. Runners run north on Johnson Drive to Turnaround 2 at Landing Lane and then run to the Finish.

    Overview Map of Johnson Park:

    Click this link to view park's overview map at http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/parksrecreation/Johnson%20Park%20Map.pdf
    Event Highlights:

    We can't wait to see everyone on Monday, September 2nd, 2013! There will be Music; Snacks; Food; and Refreshments for Pre-Registered Participants, who registers through this Racer Website before Monday, September 2nd, 2013.

    Prices for Paid Registered Specters will include the following: FREE Refreshments and Eat FREE Food Prepared by The Gentlemen Gourmet Catering Group! Everyone who attends will have a chance to part take in our Silent Auction!

    Any Specters that attend the day of the Race can enter for FREE, however, will be responsible for their own purchase of Food & Refreshments.

    Note: There will be FREE Parking available On-Site; Various Table Vendors and Food Trucks; and Music for all of our attendees.
    Vendor Details:

    Each table purchase will contain the following:
  • 1 Table
  • 2 Chairs
  • 2 FREE Water Bottles,
  • Available food for purchase at Discounted Price to the Vendor (s).

    However, if the vendor (s) decides to donate a certain percentage of their sale proceeds from the run to Spread The Purple, then the table fee will be waived; while still providing each vendor 1 Table, 2 Chairs,and 2 FREE Water Bottles, yet the food cost will be at the vendor's own expense.

    Note: ALL PAYMENTS must be made through this forum. Each vendor must also complete the information on the 2nd page, e-sign the vendor agreement, and then check out. A copy of the Vendor Contract will be emailed to set vendor within 1-3 business days.
  • Driving Directions:

    ROUTE 287:

    Take Exit 9 (Highland Park)

    Follow River Rd. toward Highland park (2 miles)

    After Johnson Dr., the park begins on your right

    Park runs parallel to River Rd

    ROUTE 1:

    Take exit for Route 18 North

    Take Exit for Highland Park/Route 27 North

    Make left at traffic light onto River Road

    Park begins on the left at 1st traffic light (Cedar Lane)

    Park runs parallel to River Road


    Take Exit 129 (NJ Turnpike)

    Take NJ Turnpike South

    Follow directions for NJ Turnpike


    Take Exit 9 (New Brunswick)

    Take Rt. 18 North

    Take Exit for Highland Park/Route 27 North

    Make left at traffic light onto River Road

    Park begins on the left at 1st traffic light (Cedar Lane)

    Park runs parallel to River Road


  • Purple R.E.I.G.N.

  • The Bessie Mae Women Health Center

  • ShopRite Supermarket

  • Mc Loone's Running Store

  • Mosaic Salon & Day Spa

  • Road Runner Sports

  • Staples

  • Princeton Running Company
  • Who are you registering?
    Select which participant will you be at our 5K Run?*

    Where did you about this event?*
    Waiver and Release
    I know that participating in and volunteering for athletic events is potentially hazardous, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of an event official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I assume all risks associated with this event, including but no limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, and roller blades are not allowed in these events and I will abide by the guidelines. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of my participation, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive Spread The Purple, LLC and The County of Middlesex, any and all sponsors and affiliated organizations, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. The use of personal music devices is discouraged. Participant enjoyment, responsiveness to instructions, event camaraderie, and individual safety are improved when participants are headphone-free. The presence of any animal is restricted to noncompetitive participants who must start at the rear of the race group. All animals shall be leashed, and any animal I bring will have the social temperament and training to pose no risk to other participants. I will take extra care to ensure my animal does not interfere with other participants.
    I understand and agree to the waiver and release*