Born to Run 5K 2018

9th Annual 5K Run/Walk Benefiting the Bruce Eckrote Memorial Fund

Monthly Archives: August 2012

RESULTS from Born to Run 2012!!!

Click here for PICTURES from Born to Run 2012!!!

B2R 2012 WAS GREAT – Thank you!!! (Results posted below)

Our third annual Born to Run 5K Benefiting the Bruce Eckrote Memorial Fund was a great success.  Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, runners, walkers, donors and anybody else who supported our causes.  

We will be posting more wrap-up info this week, as well as TONS of pictures on our Facebook Page (so follow us @ Born to Run 5K).   Email us at with any questions or feedback.

In the meantime, below are the 2012 results. Congrats to everyone who participated!!


Race Day Details for Sunday!!!

Born to Run 5K is less than 2 days away!  We’re looking forward to the event and hope you are too.  Below please find important info for the event, including times, race course, parking, etc. If you have any additional questions please email us at  

The 5K is SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th.  (Please do not come on Saturday!) 

Check-in starts @ 7:30am and the 5K starts promptly @ 9:00am!

Online registration is still open until 12 NOON on Saturday for any friend’s that still want to participate.  We will have registration open the day of the event but highly recommend registering in advance to speed-up check-in and be guaranteed a shirt!


  • Check-in @ 7:30am:  Packet pick-up and day-of registration is available on the school fields (along the trees).  You will receive a participant bag (with your t-shirt, bib w/ pins, and race program) along with your timing chip.
  • Prepare for the Race:  Get your pre-race carbs and fruit at the refreshment tent. Professionals will be on site to stretch out participants.   Bfit Lifestyle will also be leading a full body warm-up at 8:30am.
  • Have some Fun: Top Spinners Entertainment will be on site to crank out the music.  And check out the pink firetruck from Guardians of the Ribbon, raising awareness for breast cancer… and even sign it!    
  • Medical Staff:  There will be an EMT present — please let a volunteer know if you need assistance.
  • Awards: There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (male and female), and other prizes for winners in each age category (male and female); announced immediately following conclusion of race. 



  • Directions:  Registration and start/stop takes place at Packanack Elementary School – 190 Oakwood Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470  Click here for Google Map.
  • Parking: There is parking available at the school; enter lots through Ratzer Road.  Overflow parking is available on the side streets  (*Please do not park on Lake Drive East as this will interfere with the race course.*)


  • Route: The start is on Lake Drive East by the school, and ending is on the pavement of the school.  We’ll be running clockwise around Packanack Lake, with a slight detour at the beginning through a neighborhood.  Click here for map of the course.
  • Start of 5K:  Run/Walk will begin promptly at 9:00am.  There will be announcements and volunteers guiding participants to the start (behind pink firetruck).  Runners should go towards the front of the start line, and walkers should stay in the back.
  • Course: Please stay to the outer side of the road and remember that we’ll be sharing the road with vehicles — run against traffic.  There is one hill at the beginning, after that it’s a nice rolling course.
  • Volunteers:  There will be volunteers at all turns in the course as well as bright orange arrows.  Police will also be present throughout the course.
  • Water Stations:  There are two water stations on the course, at approximately 1 and 2 miles.  Please dispose of the cups in the garbage can!

 This year’s event will support the following causes… 

  • Supporting the recovery of Mason Sneed, a 6-year old Wayne boy who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Bruce Eckrote Memorial Scholarships at Wayne Valley High School and Wayne Hills High School
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center research for early detection of gastrointestinal cancer



GenPro, Inc., East Rutherford, NJ

Challenger Properties, LLC., Wayne, NJ

Gensinger Motors, Inc., Clifton, NJ

Precision Upper Cervical Center of New Jersey, Waldwick, NJ

Sunny Days Embroidery, St. Augustine, FL/Nationwide

Sportscare Physical Therapy, throughout NJ/NY

Paul J. Curreri, Esq., Totowa, NJ

Bfit Lifestyle, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Top Spinners Entertainment

In Partnership with the Wayne Police Athletic League, Wayne, NJ

Online Registration ends at 12 NOON on Saturday!!

You can still register at the event on Sunday, but we highly recommend registering in advance to speed up the check-in on Sunday and be guaranteed a t-shirt!




Our 2012 event is 5 days away — Sunday, August 26th.  Register or donate now!

For those of you that have participated in the past, please note that our event is on SUNDAY this year (not Saturday).  So please join us on the right day!!!

Born to Run 5K article on CBS New York!

Help Support Mason Sneed, one of this year’s recipients!!!!


Mason needs our support in his fight against leukemia so be sure to register or donate today! 10 more days until Born to Run 5K 2012!

Born to Run 5K 2012 to Help Six-Year-Old Mason Sneed, Overcoming Leukemia

We were privileged to come across six-year-old Mason Sneed, a bubbly and personable Wayne resident who is currently undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia through Hackensack University Medical Center. Mason was diagnosed in October 2011, and he and his family have been facing the battle with optimism and determination.  The Bruce Eckrote Memorial Fund is looking to assist Mason’s family financially in their time of need.  Register now, donate now, contact us to volunteer now.  The race is just two weeks away and we are looking forward to wonderful community support once again!

Can’t wait to see you all on race day!