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Are you ready for the Toughest 5k in New Jersey?

The WML “Toughest” 5K in NJ is a USATF-NJ Certified Course.

Each year, our annual 5K race gets bigger and bigger! As the years have passed the event has grown. More and more runners and walkers alike want to see if it truly is tough. Friends and family alike continue to share the secret about this tough run. Here is YOUR opportunity to find out.

If you think you can handle it we welcome you to come and give it a shot. Here is the route that is run each year denoting the elevation. YOU do the math!

Even though this race is primarily for “runners”, we welcome anyone who wishes to walk the 5K as well. Children and walkers/runners with strollers are welcome as well. Water stations are positioned around the course, and our fantastic Rockaway Township Police, Fire and Rescue Squads are on-course making sure everyone stay safe.

Online pre-registration is available here. Race is RAIN OR SHINE. Signup starts at 7am. Race starts at 8am.

We look forward to seeing you tackle this challenge on a cool July morning!


PLEASE NOTE: Some eventsĀ are dependent on weather conditions. While we make every effort to keep the day’s running on time, events may not always start at the time specified. Remember – we run on “White Meadow Lake time” ! If you have any questions, please ask a Festival Day Staff member in a red shirt.