Top 10 Races In New Jersey

OK. So, we decided to unveil our ‘favorite races in NJ’ list. We’re sure that we’ll get beat up a bit about this, as folks always seem to be passionate about their favorite races. If we missed one, please feel free to make your case for it in the comments section. Well.. here goes!

10. The Firecracker 5k. Who doesn’t love a night race? And it’s on a speedy & shady course in Lawrenceville, NJ. (website)

Night Trail Run, Royalty Pecan Farm, BCS Marathon Race Series

9. The Tuff Mudder. If you disagree, just ask that guy from your gym that always wears his Tuff Mudder shirt and talks about it all year long…”C’Mon. One more set!!!” (website)

corey at tough mudder

Like this guy.

8. Color Me Rad at PNC Bank Arts Center & Giants Stadium. You could stay home and throw paint on yourself, but it’s more fun with a few thousand other maniacs. (2014 Recap) (website)


7. Westfield Pizza 5K.  Free Pizza, ‘Nuff said. (website)

6. The Morristown St. Patty’s Race. The race is a good one, but more importantly, it also puts you in a good St. Patty’s Day town to quench your thirst afterwards. (website)

5. Wildwood Half. It’s a perfect kick-off to summer and its in a place where we all have awesome memories. (2014 Recap) (website)

4. The Belmar 5. Afterwards, be sure to go to D’Jais and get beat up by a guy in a tank top. (2014 Recap) (website)

belmar 5 2014 race start

Belmar 5 2014

3. The Spring Lake 5.  The second the race starts, summer officially begins. (2014 Recap) (website)

2. The Jersey City Half Marathon. It’s the perfect tune up for the fall marathons. Plus, the course meanders through Liberty State Park.  It also flanks the NYC skyline & Lady Liberty. (website)

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1. The Novo Nordisk Marathon and Long Branch Half Marathon. The pinnacle race of the Garden State. (2014 Recap) (website)


We hope you enjoyed the list.  Please let us know what you think… just be nice about it.


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