Annual 5K Run/Walk Returns to Hasbrouck Heights

Board of Health has received the okay for its first annual 5K Run and One Mile Fun Walk next April.

The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health is bringing the 5K Run/Walk back to town.

The Board the official okay from the mayor and council Tuesday to host its first annual 5K Run and One Mile Fun Walk next Spring.

The 5K Run/Walk will be held in addition to the Health department’s annual Health Fair. The money raised from the run/walk will be used for scholarships to be presented to borough residents.

Although this will be the first annual Board of Health 5K Run/Walk, it will not be the first event of its kind to take place in the borough.

At one time the Hasbrouck Heights Education Association sponsored the Rau-Fitzgerald 5K Memorial Run and the Cheryl Terlemezian One Mile Fun Walk. The Board of Health reached out to the HHEA about continuing the event and in return the association has come aboard to assist.

Tina Louse Dowd, vice president of the Board of Health, and chairperson of the 5K event, thanked the mayor and council for giving the board the go ahead. Mayor Rose Heck said she hopes to see this event be a great success.

The 5K run/walk is set for the morning of Sunday, April 28.  According to a map provided by the Board, the race will take runners through the heart of the town starting out in the area of Central Avenue near the municipal building and parking lot. Runners will proceed up Central turning left to continue south on Oak Grove to Henry Street.

The pattern from there will go east down to Burton turning left to take that roadway north up to Lawrence Avenue. From there the race continues  west from Lawrence Avenue back to Oak Grove continuing south back to Central Avenue. The last leg has runners crossing the Boulevard as they head towards the finish line at Borough Hall. 

A community event, borough organizations, departments and local businesses have already volunteered to be a part of this event.

That list includes: Board of Health members, Hasbrouck Heights Education Association, high school track team, Junior Women’s Club, Athletic Overdrive, New Balance of North Jersey, Inserra Shop Rite supermarkets, the police department, ambulance squad and the borough’s DPW.

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