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Run 4 The Ribbon is a chance to bring the community together to honor cancer patients. The purpose of this 5K is to help raise awareness about cancer and reveal how prominent it is within Wayne Township and our society. Run 4 The Ribbon is held in memory of Vaishali Shinde, a loving mother and wife who courageously battled breast cancer twice. It is an Eagle Service Project for Eagle Scout candidate Rohit Shinde of Troop 102. Run 4 The Ribbon will benefit the Northern New Jersey Guardians of the Ribbon. This is an opportunity to give back to the loved ones who have fought every day. Register by clicking on the "Register" tabs above or you may Donate.

Race Details

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the event. Below please find important information for the event, including times, race course, parking, etc.

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Check-in begins at 8:00 A.M.

— 5k begins promptly at 9:30 A.M. (all runners/walkers must report to the starting line at 9:30 A.M.)
— The EMS will be present: please notify the medical staff if assistance is needed.
— The Wayne Police will be present to help ensure the safety of participants and direct traffic as needed.
— Stop at the Refreshment Tent for bars, bagels, water, and more.
— Music will be provided on site for all to enjoy.
— Toilets will be on site for people to use.

Location & Parking

Location: Packanack Lake Elementary School (190 Oakwood Drive Wayne, New Jersey 07470).
— The event will take place in the back of the school and the field.
— The start and finish line will be in the back of the school.

Parking: Parking will available on the school parking lot and on additional side streets in the area, except for Packanack Lake Drive East and Packanack Lake Drive, as it will interfere with the race.

Race Course Details

The course of the run is basically around the lake with a slight detour.
See detailed route map

1. Start: in front of the school’s field on Packanack Lake Dr. East
2. It will then proceed onto Ingraham Terrace
3. Then a left onto Brookwood Dr.
4. Then the first right onto Kathleen Ct.
5. Then a left back onto Brookwood Dr. and then a left onto Packanack Lake Dr. East
6. Go all the way down Packanack Lake Dr. East
7. Then take a right onto the road of Osborne Terrace
8. Go all the way down and take a right on Packanack Lake Dr. West
9. Take Packanack Lake Dr. West straight down and across Packanack Lake Dr. East to the back of Packanack Lake elementary school (Finish)
***Please watch the roads for oncoming traffic as the roads will be shared with vehicles. Stay on the left side, facing traffic.

Start: Participants should report to the starting line as instructed at 9:30. Runners should be in the front of the line while walkers should remain in the back.
Water Stations: There will be two water stations at the 1 mile and 2 mile mark
Volunteers: Volunteers will be stationed at specific turns of the course to help guide the participants


Click "Register" to participate in Run 4 Ribbon.

Pre-Registration: $20 per participant.
Post-Registration: $25 (After May 9, 2014 and on race day).
— Pre-registration closes on May 9, 2014, at 12 a.m.
— Post-registration begins on May 9, 2014, at 12 a.m. and ends on May 15, 2014, at 12 a.m.
— After this point all participants can sign up on race day, May 17, 2014.
Free T-shirts guaranteed to the first 150 to register by May 5, 2014.
After May 5, it is first-come-first-served based in available sizes.   (Sorry there are no longer any shirts available)