Issue: 1: 3-5-16: 2016 Kickoff

Volume: 5 Issue: 1 – March 5, 2016  – 2016 Kickoff

North Jersey Running Enthusiasts,

Welcome to the 2016 Kickoff Edition of What’s on track for North Jersey 

Winter has had its ups and downs. Some days were incredible to run outside while others were simply bone-chilling. As we move through March it looks as if the tide might turn just in time for the start of the Spring running season. This year Easter falls on the last Sunday in March so the season will start, pause ever so briefly and start again.

Kicking off the season is the 5th Annual Michael Cassidy Shamrock N’ Run 5K! This is a moderately challenge course that has a nice descent in the final mile. Lots of goodies! Food! …and its an all around good time… not to mention this event supports the National Brain Tumor Society, a great cause!

The following weekend everyone will get a chance to run the First Annual YB Fitness Community Run for Fun 5K at the South Mountain Reservation on Sunday, March 20th! The Sneaker Factory and YB Fitness are pulling out all the stops for this one. Please call the race hotline with any questions? 973-376-6094 

After Easter the schedule starts out slowly, then kicks into ultra high gear! Be sure to pencil in your runs as there are plenty to pick from midway through April. Here is a short calendar of events to wet your appetite. If you are looking for a more complete picture of what’s on track in North Jersey simply click here.

04/09 Easter Seals Walk with Me, East Rutherford (MetLike Stadium) …BIG NAME… BIG RUN… BIG LOCATION

04/17 Kinnelon Education Association – Pot of Gold 5K – SHOW SOME “GREEN” ALONG WITH YOUR SUPPORT!

04/23 Alexander’s Run, Trention – Memoral Run for Alexander Michael Dodson, a healthy, happy 19 1/2 month old toddler who passed away in his sleep December 2008 to Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC).

04/23 Rev IT Up 5K, Sparta 

The Sparta PAL was started in the 1960’s by Fred Geffken (former Sparta Police Chief), with the mission of Police Officers interacting with Sparta Youth in a positive way through athletics. The goal of Sparta PAL is to provide 4th-8th grade Sparta boys and girls a positive environment to learn and apply the principles of teamwork, discipline, dedication and sportsmanship. Be sure to come out and run this long time staple (formerly the Main Street Events 5K/10K) as it’s all about the kids!


04/24 Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health 5K – Community 5K run by the Board of Health. If you like a challenge this is the race for you!

04/24 BPC – Chocolate 5K – Ladies!!! The Chocolate run is just north of Bergen County but well worth it! Capped at 400 particpants you’ll want to secure your place ASAP! Read on to see exactly how sweet this 5K is!

The Chocolate 5K starts with a scenic course which takes you through the picturesque roads of New Windsor and Cornwall, NY with the addition of a small cross country trail segment (very unique for a 5K race!). Expect this chocolate themed event to spoil you positioning your chocolate favorites at varying points throughout the experience. You will find chocolates in your commemorative race bag, on the course, at the finish line, and the post race breakfast celebration. This unique breakfast is offered to all registered 5K Run/Walk participants (complimentary) and features eggs, sausage, decadent chocolate & chocolate chip pancakes —- and of course —- chocolate fountain stations with various dipping foods. Got a sweet tooth! This race has your name written all over it!

04/24 Radburn PTA 5K – Run to help fuel the PTA Fitness Fund which is utilized to promote wellness and the benefits of “activity and movement” for the children of the community at large. 

04/24 North Haledon PTO – Rock n’ Run for Education – A Rockin 5K supporting the North Haledon Parent Teacher Organization. Free concert featuring Soul Runner and others from START to FINISH! Not oneto miss!

The Wot4NJ pick for March is the NH PTO – Rock n’ Run for Education. The 5K course is a tad challenging on the way out but is incredibly fast on the way back! The event boasts a number of live bands along the course with a post race concert by the local talent. This 5K really rocks! 

Race Directors! Be sure to place your event brochures in one of the Tristate Timing Events brochure holders that have popped up in North Jersey! Currently brochure holders are available at the Ridgewood Racefaster store, the Sneakerfactory in Florham Park and at the Paramus Road Runner Sports. Thanks Brendan (pictured below) for making this happen!


Be sure to check the www.tristatetiming.comTools” tab for the status of these brochure holders as they spread throughout North Jersey.

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. Definitely 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.

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 Business Service 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)