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26th Annual
Berkeley Heights 5K
Sunday, Sept 17th, 2023 9:30am
Veterans Memorial Park
113-205 Plainfield Ave
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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Berkeley Heights 5K

Thank you to all of our runners, walkers, generous donors, dedicated volunteers and local business sponsors who helped make our 25th Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk a year to remember. We dedicated this anniversary year to our local first responders and presented grant checks at the race from the Smith Chiropractic Foundation to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Company #1, Berkeley Heights Police Department for their community policing programs and the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad. We honored Veterans Memorial Park renewal and maintenance committee chair Ted Romankow for his dedication and years of service to beautiful Veterans Memorial Park which we enjoy each year for the Berkeley Heights 5K. We also honored three local individuals with BH5K community leadership awards for their dedication and volunteerism to the Berkeley Heights 5K. Without them our event would not be possible each year.

The weather was picture perfect again this year and we had another sold out crowd of runners and walkers weaving their way through the freshly paved streets of beautiful downtown Berkeley Heights, and children who raced across Memorial Field for our free fun runs.

As a result, we will have another banner year for charitable funds raised bringing our 25-year total of charitable giving to nearly $300,000 and helping many local organizations with grants. Check back to our website in another month or so for the final numbers and in January, we will have a new list of organizations who received grants from the Smith Chiropractic Foundation as a result of the 25th anniversary Berkeley Heights 5K.

Free 25th BH5K event photos from John Haddad are available here. Also on the "Album" page, be sure to check out our 25th anniversary BH5K video with drone footage by THORO. Please click here for a great post event article from our media partner, TAPinto. 

Please be sure to visit our SPONSOR page and when possible, please patronize these local businesses first. Without them we wouldn’t have a BH5K. 

Looking forward to 2023 and the possibilities for a 26th BH5K.

Kind Regards,


Dr. Patrick Smith
Event Director 
25th anniversary BH5K
Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk

Dr. Patrick Smith
Clinic Director
Smith Chiropractic/Berkeley Heights
Family Care & Sports Injury Center

The Berkeley Heights "Run for the Health of It!" Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk was established in 1996 to help lend support to non-profit organizations. Since its inception, the event has raised nearly $300,000 and assisted over 30 local & national charitable organizations and local individuals in need. Please visit our charities page for a complete list of those who received grants for the last 2 years.

This unique small town event draws runners, walkers and spectators alike to Veterans Memorial Park to join in the festivities. Approximately 400 Runners will race through tree-lined neighborhoods in the Berkeley Heights 5K, which is sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association. Non-runners and families can enjoy the fun by entering the 1.5-mile fitness walk, which winds through sections of the tree-lined residential 5K course. Our Free Tot Trot and Fun Runs for children ages 2-11 round out the day with over 150 smiling children dashing across Veterans Memorial Park. Please join us this year for a morning of friendly competition and family fun!

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