The 18th Annual Avon Day 5K will be held next Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Avon by the Sea. N.J. The race in recent years has grown and attracts a field of well over a thousand runners.
Saturday, June 1, 5K, 8:30 a.m. Avon 5k, Avon, N.J.
The event is staged by the Avon First Aid Squad with assistance from the Jersey Shore Running Club.
Runners can pick up their race numbers and shirts as well as register on Wednesday and Thursday May 29 and 30 at the Avon First Aid Bldg. 520 Main Street in Avon or on Friday at the Avon Pool, Ocean Avenue & Norwood Avenue. Day of registration is also available starting on race morning at 7 a.m.
Kid’s races for these 12 and under will be held on Friday evening, May 31 starting at 6 p.m. at the Avon Pool on Ocean and Norwood Avenue.
It is a flat and fast course which starts and finishes on Ocean Avenue and winds through some nice tree lined streets in the borough.
There are overall and age group awards as well as awards for top Avon residents with a total of $400 cash awards. There are also some great random prize drawings donated by local establishments.
Article on last year’s race – Photos of Start – Photos of All Finishers in time order – Results
The first to cross the finish line in 2012 was Andrew Brodeur of Brick in a time of 15:21. Andrew won the Spring Lake 5 this year. He was followed by Mark Leininger of Colts Neck in 16:06 and then Tommy Rooney of Avon in 16:51.
For the women it was Maria Pavkovitch of Union City, NJ wearing the colors of the Central Park Track Club in a time of 19:10. She was followed by Amanda Tripodi of Marlboro in 19:41 and then Alivia Carlton of Jackson in 19:43.
First Avon resident finishers were Tommy Rooney in 16:51 and Kathy Kropke in 20:47.
Also coming up next weekend are:
Friday, May 31, 3 PM, RV Red Devil dash, Mt Holly, N.J.
Saturday, June 1, 5K, Sgt John Lyons Run to Remember, Seaside Park, N.J.
Saturday, June 1, Avon 5k, Avon, N.J.
Saturday, June 1, 1 Mile – 8:30 am, 5k-9 am,, Run While You Can, Winding River Park, Toms River, N.J.
Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. 5k and One mile, June 8, Runway 5k, Cape May Airport, N.J.
Saturday, June 1, 5K, Run for the Roses, Roseland, N.J.
Saturday, June 1, Middletown Lions 5k, Thompson Park, Lincroft, Middletown, N.J.
Saturday, June 1, RVRR Train Run, Johnson Park, Piscataway, N.J.
Sunday, June 2, 5k,9 a.m. Stinger’s Sprint 5k, Stewartsville, N.J.
Sunday, June 2, 5k, Regina’s Run, Newark, N.J
Sunday, June 2, 5k and 1 Mile, Stomp the Monster, Marlboro, N.J..
More upcoming events can be found on The Race Calendar.