Issue: 5: 8-31-16: 2016 Late Summer Sprint Edition!

Volume: 5 Issue: 5 – August 31, 2016  – 2016 Late Summer Sprint Edition! 

North Jersey Running Enthusiasts,

Welcome to the 2016 Late Summer Sprint Edition of What’s on track for North Jersey 

Question? Has anyone been out for a run before 7am the last few weeks? If you have, you know that there were a handful of mornings in the low 60s… sweet! Signs of this to come! The sooner the better if you ask us!

Looking back over the Summer, we can all be thankful that the Summer “blast furnance” is about to come to a close and with it the Fall Run/Walk… “Road Racing” season begins. There will be a ton of half marathons in September and October with the NYC Marathon the first Sunday in November. That’s great for those that want to go the distance. If you simply want to run 5K or 5 miles there will be plenty of short and mid distance events to feed your appetite. So lets get to it… shall we… starting with the upcoming Labor Day weekend…

9/4 Pompton Lakes 5K 36 years young!… 11 with the Pompton Lakes Recreation Department in support of Pompton Lakes Day, the P. L. 5K is ready for those that want to experience a unique hybrid-style race course. The race course traverses a number of fields, roads, and even a “pipeline” path!!!. A map of the course will be posted on race day to ensure everyone knows where they will be running!!! The course will be well marked and there will be course marshalls placed in key locations. A single water stop at the course center will keep you hydrated. A little cross country, trail and mixture of roads will accomodate the palette of almost any runner. Be sure to check this one out!

9/5 Arboretum Run Come run this 29 year old Glen Rock Jaycess Labor Day tradition. Located at the Glen Rock Pool, 390 Doremus Avenue the Arboretum run traverses through the beautiful tree-lined street of Glen Rock capping off the morning with a kids run halfway to the “Glen Rock” and back. Be sure not to miss this Jaycee’s fun filled family event. 

9/5 Ask in Law Labor Day 5K New for 2016, this 1st Annual Labor Day run/walk will be held in Sparta starting at 8:30 with same day registration beginning at 7 a.m. Adjacent to beautiful Lake Mohawk, known for its vast man made lake, this event will follow with the award winning Lake Mohawk Skihawks water ski show! The event will benefit the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation.

9/17 Sussex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers 5K/12K Support those that support our safety. Event is held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds and boasts the first 12K in North Jersey!. Checkout more about the Sussex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers and get involved!

10/2 SCCC Skylander Challenge 5K/10K Save the Date for the 9th annual Skylander 5 & 10K Challenge which will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 on the Sussex County Community College campus. These two USATF-certified events include a challenging 10-kilometer race and a 5-kilometer event. Walkers are welcome in the 5K event. These two USATF-certified events include a challenging 10-kilometer race and a 5-kilometer event. Walkers are welcome in the 5K event. Proceeds benefit the Sussex County Community College Foundation and student scholarships. Contact us at 973-300-2121 or email

10/9 Rose House 5K event is a 5K Walk/Run held on the campus of the County College of Morris. The course is certified by USA Track and Field and is open to all participants. The proceeds from the event will help support the residential and vocational programs of The Rose House, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of developmentally disabled adults.


10/9 LCPC Run Walk Cheer 5K will be held by the Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church . Run/Walk/Cheer is a competitive 5K open to runners and walkers of all ages, with shorter (1 mile) family course for the youngest participants. Childcare is available (infants through age four). The course begins and ends at Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church. Everyone is invited to a special worship service at 9 am in Center Court. The race will begin at 10:30 am. This year, net proceeds from the event will be donated to Hearts for Honduras, Interfaith Hospitality Network, and local fire/EMS. 


10/29 Newton Pride 5K Stride This fun community-inspired event will be run on a newly certified course from Newton High School’s Parking Lot through the roads of United Methodist Communities (Bristol Glen) and back to Newton High School. The Newton Pride Foundation is thrilled to welcome Steve Petro Memorial Fund participants to the our FUN RUN! Don your favorite costume, bask in your favorite alter – persona – It’s Halloween! Let’s make it a Costume Party as well. Walk or run, have some fun!

If you want to know more about the Oktoberfest Lederhosen 5K being held in late Septmeber please click the link below… 

If the above events don’t tickle your fancy be sure to checkout one of the others listed below:

9/10/2016 The Midland Park 5K, 1 Mile Walk & Kids Fun Run
9/11/2016 Run the Reservoir Half Marathon
9/11/2016 Wayne PAL Born to Run 5K
9/17/2016 Butler Wilson 5K – PrincetonU
9/17/2016 Crotona Running Club 5K
9/18/2016 Scott-A-Palooza 5K & 1 Mile Walk to Kick ALS
9/18/2016 6th Annual Let’s Move Day 5k Run/Walk and Kid’s 100m Dash
9/18/2016 Hudson Valley 5k Walk / Run for PKD
9/25/2016 VHSEF Zombie 5K
10/1/2016 Strides for CJD 5K
10/1/2016 Garfield Boilermakers 5k
10/1/2016 Mount Arlington Joe Wargo Memorial 5k Run/1Mile Walk
10/1/2016 Gibby’s Gallop 5K/5Mile
10/9/2016 New Beginnings for Tomorrow 5K Run/Walk
10/15/2016 Spectrum Sprint
10/15/2016 Up Up and Away 5K 5Mile
10/16/2016 5th Annual Cresskill 5K & 1 mile Fun Run
10/22/2016 Passaic County Community College Foundation 5K
10/29/2016 4th Annual New Milford Ed Foundation 10k & 5k Grand Prix and Kids Run
10/29/2016 Spooky Sprint 5K
10/30/2016 5K Halloween to Scare Hunger Away

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 Ridgewood Racefaster store, the Sneakerfactory in Florham Park and at the Paramus Road Runner Sports. Tristate Timing is now looking to increase event exposure through its Facebook Page! Please give it a view, a Like, 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 Apple Appstore and Google Play. The Run America app is your one stop for everything “running”. Here you can refine, register and record (coming soon!) your events . Any event that requires you to “move your feet” will be in Run America at some point in the not to distant future (that is unless the event chooses not to???). Every walk, run, across all known terrains will be in 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 and with it enhancements to the event filtering that will show you what you want to see when you need to see it! 

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 “working” a run, walk, novelty or obstacle event! Be sure to request admittance and keep on top of what’s going on in the work 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 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, 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 technology consultant for a well know HP 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)