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6th Annual RWJBarnabas Health ‘Running with the Devils 5K Run & Walk Offers
Live and Virtual Formats; Discounted Registration Available Through August 30th
RWJBarnabas Health, in collaboration with the New Jersey Devils, will host the 6th annual RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run & Walk” offering both live and virtual formats in 2022. The Live Run will take place on Sunday, October 30th at Essex County’s South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange, while the Live Wellness Walk will be held at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The Virtual format offers an extended opportunity to run or walk at a convenient location within participants’ communities from October 1st - October 30th.
100% of proceeds from the event will be used to support Healthcare Heroes in their efforts to protect and build healthier communities.
The Live 5K Run will feature a competitive 5K race on a USATF Certified Course, down Cherry Lane and the scenic reservoir at South Mountain Recreation Complex. The Wellness Walk, which will take place within Essex County’s award-winning Turtle Back Zoo, is self-paced and participants may arrive any time between 9 a.m. and noon. All registered participants of both the run and walk receive FREE entry to Turtle Back Zoo on event day.
For individuals and families not available to participate in the live event, the virtual format offers the option to run or walk around your neighborhood, at a local park or even on a treadmill from October 1st – October 30th using the RunGo App. Virtual participants are also eligible for prizes and will receive FREE access to Turtle Back Zoo on one day between Oct. 31 - Dec. 31.
Exciting fundraising incentives are being offered for individuals and teams (Live and Virtual) based on benchmarks of $100, $250, $500, $1000 and $2,500 highlighted by tickets to New Jersey Devils games, signed New Jersey Devils merchandise, and the opportunity to engage with the trainer/alumni, among others. Awards will be presented for the top three finishers overall and in multiple age categories (Live & Virtual).
Registration is NOW Open! Discounted registration is available through August 30th. Children 11 and under are FREE. For more information on the event, or to register for the RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk,” please visit rwjbh.org/runningwiththedevils.