The Brunswick Cup follows a longstanding tradition of welcoming runners to scenic, history-rich courses in New Jersey’s Middlesex County to race the popular 5K (3.1-mile) distance. This four race series is open to runners of all levels and abilities, from first-timers, to experienced competitors and walkers as well. Whether you're a Brunswick native or just visiting from north or south Jersey and looking for a new challenge, the series can help you reach your goals and enjoy the journey.
The Brunswick Cup begins on May 26th with the 35th annual North Brunswick Memorial Day 5K honoring all the veterans of war, followed by the Jimmy D Memorial on August 30th, in New Brunswick, honoring the memory of NB Deputy Fire Chief James D’heron. The third in the series is the John Ragone 5K in East Brunswick, taking place on Sunday, October 12th celebrating its 36th year, making it one of New Jersey’s oldest runs. The 9th annual “Run with the Vikings 5k” on November 2nd is the final race of the series, starting and finishing at South Brunswick high school.
Each race runs through scenic neighborhoods & parks that capture the special characteristics of the town and offer glimpses of Central Jersey’s beauty. The individual races and the series as a whole build strength, confidence, and experience for all participants.
Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 male and female overall winners as well as top 3 in the masters category based on lowest cumulative times among 3 out of the 4 races. Additionally, every runner who completes three of four races earns a commemorative pint glass which will be given out at the South Brunswick event.
No matter which of the races you choose to run, or how many, you’ll build your stamina, get to know the Brunswick’s, meet new friends and have fun!
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