PRLog - May 15, 2012 - MONTVALE, N.J. -- For thousands of runners and families in the northern New Jersey area, Memorial Day means the Ridgewood Run, the Granddaddy of Bergen County road races!
The Ridgewood Run in Bergen County, NJ
The Fred d’Elia Memorial Day Ridgewood Run is a family-focused day of events that provide a fun environment in a festive open-park atmosphere. Seven distinct events provide the center of activity. They start at 8:30 am and continue until after the conclusion of the Fun Run at noon.
The road races are run through the tree-lined streets of the Village of Ridgewood New Jersey.
Ridgewood is located in Bergen County bordering Rockland, Westchester, and New York counties. The close proximity to New York City gives families from the NY Metropolitan area a chance to celebrate the holiday by spending a fun-filled weekend that concludes with a day of healthy exercise. At the Ridgewood Run, one spouse might run the 10K, the other the 5K, and then accompany the children in the Fun Run.
The Ridgewood Run has established itself as the must-run road race in the NY-NJ-Connecticut area on Memorial Day. The North Jersey Masters (NJM), the premier running club in Northern NJ, has been the organizer of the race since it’s inception in 1976. In those years NJM has built a reputation for hospitality and the ability to put on a quality day for all participants.
Race Amenities in 2012 are: commerative shirt, a Flat & Fast Course, D-Tag Timing, a Baggage Check Area, Mile Clocks, Water Stops, Certified Routes.
Other extras are: a Family Team competition in the 5K, Hotel discounts, and Photographs by Ken Shelton Photography.
Awards and Prizes are plentiful: 1) Prize money to the top three finishers in the Elite 1-Mile races, top 3 finishers in the 5K and 10K. 2) New Balance Gift Certificates and trophies to the top three finishers in each five-year age-group bracket. 3) Finisher’s Medal to all registered finishers of the Ridgewood YMCA Fun Run/Health Walk.
Mark your calendar to celebrate Memorial Day 2012 at the Fred d'Elia Ridgewood Run! Monday, May 28th.
Visit mybergen.com for more details on how to enter the 2012 Fred d’Elia Memorial Day Ridgewood Run.
You'll find information on 5k and 10k runs in Ridgewood, Paramus, Hackensack, Tenafly, Saddle River, Rutherford, Englewood, Wood-Ridge, Westwood, Cliffside Park, Closter, Fort Lee, Teaneck, Allendale and other northern New Jersey area communities on http://www.mybergen.com.