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Busy first weekend of May for runners

Lighthouse 5K returns to Sandy Hook
Lighthouse 5K returns to Sandy Hook
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They say, “April showers bring May flowers”, and for runners hopefully sunny skies in May will be a welcome relief from the rains of April..

This first weekend of May id full of lots of races all over the state of New Jersey with everything from lots of 5K’s to half marathon distance.

Here are some opportunities this coming weekend.

Saturday, May 3, Lighthouse 5k, Sandy Hook, N.J. Register on Line - Article on Race

Saturday, May 3, 12:00 p.m., 5k, 2014 Freedom Run benefiting the September 11th Families Association, Jersey City, N.J..

Saturday, May 3, 10K, Newport 10K, Jersey City, N.J.

Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. 5k, Expand Your Horizons 5k & 1 miler, Bloomfield, N.J.

Saturday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. 5k, Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run, Saddle River, N.J.

Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m. 5k, For Pete's Sake, Mansquan,N.J.

Saturday, May 3, River to Bay 5k, Island Heights, N.J.

Sunday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. 3, 6, 10 plus miles, Sunday Run, Bodman Park, Middletown, N.J.

Sunday, May 4, 5k,9 a.m. Run the Hills, Shark River Hills, Neptune, N.J. Article on the Event

Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m. 5k, Waldwick5k, Waldwick, N.J.

Sunday, May 4, 6 a.m. Distance determined by car that chases runners 30 minutes after start, Wings for Life, Atlantic City, N.J. Cancelled

Sunday, May 4, Nutley 5k, Nutley, N.J.

Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m. 13.1, 5k, Escape to The Palisades, Fort Lee, N.J.

Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. 5k, Fit 5k, New Brunswick, N.J.

Sunday, May 4, 1 p.m. 5 miles, Our House 5 Miler, Summit, N.J.

Sunday, May 4, 5k, A Shore Thing 5k, Winding River Park, Toms River, N.J.

Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m.5k, West Milford Animal Shelter 5K, West Milford, N.J.

More events can be found on The Race Calendar.

And for anyone looking to run their first 5K a beginner’s group will be starting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in the Wall – Spring Lake Area. Check it Out!