Issue: 2 4-1-2017: Spring Loaded Edition

Volume: 6 Issue: 2 – April 1, 2017  – Spring Loaded Edition

North Jersey Running Enthusiasts, welcome to the 2017 Spring Loaded Edition of What’s on track for North Jersey. Has Spring spring?… seems a tad chilly to us. Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow… so that means six more weeks of winter. Funny how a groundhog can predict the future! Perhaps we need to take him to Atlantic City… red or black? 😉 Consider it a blessing in disguise as colder temps keep you cooler longer. Seems to have worked out perfectly as the USATF booked three (3) Championsjop long runs to kickoff off the 2017 season. Congrats to Tristate Timing’s Rob Albano (Overall Winner!) and Kassie Topp (5th Female Overall) for their efforts a the Inaugural Baker’s Dozen 13.1, the North Jersey event! If you missed the opener not to worry as there are several events that will surely get your blood pumping. Lets see what’s on track now that the season has officially opened…

UPDATE! For those that missed out on St Patty’s day, the Pot of Gold 5K supporting the Kinnelon Education Foundation has been moved to June 4th. Unfortunately snow cannot be shoveled from a track and their 5K course starts and finishes on it. Fortunately, you’ll get your pot of gold in June. So ignore the date below and register for this event. You have a second chance to do so! Now lets see what the rest of April has in store for everyone.

4/8 Walk With Me New Jersey 2017 – Be a SUPERSTAR! for people living with disabilities or special needs here in your local community! Join us for this year’s Superstar-themed Walk With Me & 5K Run as we raise funds for the nearly 9,000 people served within Easterseals NJ’s programs and services. By becoming a shining star supporter, you will enrich the lives of these individuals, and those who care about them, by providing opportunities for them to live, learn, work and play in their communities. “Favorite Celebrity” costumes are welcome! Be sure to register soon as the FIRST 400 PRE-REGISTRANTS will receive a door prize ticket at check-in on event day for a raffle to win two (2) VOUCHERS for a stadium tour!


4/2 Let’s not forget that April (tomorrow) opens up with a new event in Elmwood Park with the introduction of the Rare is Beautiful 5K Run/Walk & Family Fun Day. Be sure to click the banner below for details! With Easter falling on April 16th we will receive a spiritual hiatus before the running schedule ascends to new heights later in the month. The season will continue at a steady pace until it tapers off Memorial Day with the Ridgewood Run. 2017 has a number of events to look forward to so lets take a closer look shall we!

LOOKIE HERE! The Apple Chase Run for Life 5K/12K, being held on October 15th of this year formally opened its registration on March 1st. Use the code WOTFNJAC to get $5 off registration. The code has been extended through April 15th so act now.

The running schedule absolute heats up after Easter. Be sure to attended on of the events below. Its will surely kepp you on track!

4/22 – RevItUp 5K and 10K Runs! Always a crowd pleaser this event has a little bit of everything. The event and its sponsors go all out to ensure everyone’s safety and award everyone for their participation. Don’t worry if you don’t make the podium as there will be plenty of giveaways and “eats” to keep the most famished runner full!

4/23 – Strides for H.O.P.E 5K Run & 2K Walk. Did you know that epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological problem? About 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lives.
450,000 children in the United States are affected by epilepsy. One-third of people with epilepsy live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatments work for them. Support the research, support the cause, support those effected by epilepsy.

4/30 – Honeywell’s Safe Kids Day 5K. Not one to be overlooked!!! Honeywell, who puts out a kicking spread, partners with Safe Kids Worldwide to host a 5K Run/Walk and a 1 mile Family Walk on Sunday, April 30, at 9 a.m., at the Morris Plains campus located at 115 Tabor Road.  The event includes a fun and exciting Safe Kids Day festival for Honeywell employees, their families, community members and our partners. Runners, walkers, family and friends can enjoy a day of games and other activities designed to raise awareness about child safety and the many tools and resources available to prevent injuries at home. The 5K Run/Walk is also virtual, meaning this race can be run at any location.  Virtual participants can walk, use the treadmill or run outside during their free time. Proceeds will benefit local programs of Safe Kids Worldwide.


Race Directors! Event Promoters! Runners! You know Tristate Timing is continually looking to place its Events brochure holders wherever they can throughout North Jersey! Currently brochure holders are available at the Sneakerfactory in Florham Park and at the Paramus Road Runner Sports. Tristate Timing has also increased its event exposure through its Facebook Page! If you have not yet seen it give it a view, a Like, Write a Review, a Share to ensure you, your friends and family are notified of What’s on Track… 😉

For those that have not heard the news there is an up and coming mobile app in the iTune Appstore and Google Play. The Run America app is your one stop for everything “running”. Here you can refine, register and record (coming late April 2017) your events . Any event that requires you to “move your feet” will be in Run America at some point soon (that is unless the event chooses not to???). Every walk, run, across all known terrains is destined for Run America. Run America is presently working to integrate all multisport, adventure, color and novelty runs too! The idea behind RunAmerica is simple. Provide an app that can filter through any type of event, provided a strong profile of preferences. The current version of Run America brings together all the RunSignUp and Active events in one interface. The rest will soon follow along with a slew of event filtering enhancements. There refinements will show you what you want to see exactly when… you need to see it! Race Directors be sure to checkout their FREE BIB program now that Road ID is charging!!!

If Linkedin is your thing have we got a Group for you! Closing in on one thousand (1000) members the Race Director & Event Promoters Group is the place to discuss anything you need to know about “managing” a run, walk, novelty or obstacle event! Be sure to request admittance and keep on top of what’s going on in the fast paced world of race and event promotions!

Many of those that read this newsletter frequent the various timer schedules in the area to see what’s on track. Tristate Timing’s  Local Event Calendar and the Tristate Timing Event calendar are often updated to keep you informed. If you are in North Jersey you’ll find a number of the local events throughout the area on these two calendars. Definately one to bookmark on your mobile device and check often when that running itch needs some scratching!!!  That’s it for What’s on track for North Jersey… now find a friend, a loved one, an event and get our there and run (or walk) and have fun all while supporting a number of top notch causes and charities…  Anyone looking to provide, promote or share information for the next issue of What’s on track for North Jersey should send an email with those details outlining your contact information. Event “run/walk/race” directors switching to can use the following link to get their event on and Tristate Timing’s Local Event Calendar which will automatically post the event details on Run America then the following day. Back issues of WoTFNJ can now be found under the SOCIAL menu on Gotta Run! RMMR Event Promotions Editorial Staff Besides his philanthropic endeavors as the Passaic County Running Club (PCRC) Head, Ross Mistretta has an interest in Tristate Timing, Run America, maintains a partnership with, collaborates with a number of race directors, promoters & timers through RMMR Event Promotions and is a passionate runner just like you. He is also a IT Operations Management (ITOM) technology consultant for a well know HP, Splunk, ServiceNow and NewRelic Partner. He prides himself on orchestrating a “well run” and “economically fit” event… something we can all appreciate. Ross understands the challenges that fund raising present especially today. Anyone looking to contacting Ross or learning more about his endeavors can connect with him on Linkedin (please indicate that you received your invitation through this newsletter)