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 borntorun5k@gmail.com 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 borntorun5k@gmail.com.  

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