Wonder what all the hype is about with running? Why are so many individuals running at obscenely early hours, in extreme heat and humidity, believing that running a race sounds like fun? Could it be that maybe YOU are missing out on something?
This runner challenges you to try it out and you too may catch the running bug!
The Little Silver 5K race is the perfect race for a newbie to experience what all the fun is about. The race began 21 years ago as a small local event in an effort to raise funds for the Little Silver schools and has turned into one of Monmouth County’s favorite Fall races. The race is known for attracting beginners as well as the area’s most talented runners. The race typically has ideal weather conditions (temps in the low 60s with 0 humidity) and boasts of a course that is flat, fast, and USATF certified (meaning it’s exactly 3.1). Rook Coffee will be providing runners with their popular Iced New Orleans and Iced Traditional coffee when you cross the finish line……who can pass that up???
This year, the race will be awarding cash prizes to the top three male and female winners, as well as additional prizes to top three male and female age group winners. The race is a great family event as well!
The day begins with a kid’s one-mile fun run and concludes with kiddie dashes for children as young as two years old. The festivities continue with a post race party held at the Little Silver Fire House where you can enjoy a celebratory beer, listen to great music and enjoy amazing Italian Food provided by Molinari’s Restaurant. Children will stay entertained with pumpkin decorating, face painting, and additional kid’s activities.
Stay tuned for training tips on how to get started, how to make sure you are ready on race day, and tips on stretching, nutrition, hydration, and how to get the whole family involved!