Welcome to NJ10. New Jersey’s Ten Miler and 5k
The job of a police officer is a difficult one on the Officers, as well as each of their families. They work tireless hours at all times, day and night. They work thru inclement weather, holidays, their children’s birthdays parties, anniversary’s and many other family functions because of their commitment and obligation to their job and community. Answering calls every day, dealing with an often irate public, often putting themselves in harms way and often save lives . The job of a police officer is often thankless yet they get up everyday to protect the public for many they have never met. We hope this race raises awareness of the difficulties of police officer and of his/her duty to people that they protect. We hope you consider entering this race, during Police Week, that celebrates Police and the difficult job that they do. A portion of the proceeds go to the multiple area Police Explorer Posts who will be your volunteers during the race.
September 19th, 2020
Register on line at Raceentry.com. We will be shutting the on-line registration system down on Wednesday. If you would like to register in person, you may do so at the packet pick up locations or on race day at the race Start/Finish.
0800 Start time for both the 10 Miler and 5K
Introducing New Jersey’s 10 Miler and 5k. Arguably the MOST beautifully scenic 10 Miler in New Jersey and the Country. Runners are never more than a few feet from the water on the looped course.
This race was created to support the community, and help support a non-profit police organization during Police Week, in 2018 and 2019, as well as in 2020, all of the proceeds go to these non-profit programs. We commend the men and women in Blue and want to say thank you for the sometimes thankless job they do.
The below photos speak for them selves. Water view for the entire course. We bet this will be your favorite 10 miler and will agree the course is the most scenic one that you will ever run.
This race is will be the most scenic, but will be one of the most challenging 10 milers that you will do. There are three bridges on the route while atop of each of them is commanding view of the waterways and buildings of the three towns. All of the roads have been freshly paved and are fast surfaces to run on . We are bragging that this will be one of the Top Ten Ten Milers in the country, in terms of scenery, course and challenge.
The downside to running on the bridges is not the downside, but the uphill to get there. Below is an elevation map of the course. Although the elevation above sea level is less than 30 feet, the quarter to half mile ascents are steep by South Jersey standards. Regardless of the course being more challenging than all of the other 10 Mile races in the NY, NJ and Pennsylvania area. This will be a great early race season event to condition you into top fitness shape. ‘Tough out’ this early season race, and you will be in great shape for the rest of the race season.
We are asking that all runners complete the course within 3 hours and 20 minutes (20 minute miles). Due to safety reasons, if you are still on the course after that time limit, you will be pulled from the race course. We suggest that, as an athlete, you train for this event because of the distance, and the grade changes on the course, especially if you are used to training on flat terrain.
Video of the FIRST half mile mark. 9.5 to go!
Video of the LAST half mile mark. Bring it HOME!
The Start and Finish:
The beginning and end of the race will be hosted in one of the prettiest parks in the Cape May/ Atlantic County Area. The park overlooks the bay from an elevated perspective. Views of Somers Point, Ocean City can be seen from the park; and local boaters, wind surfers, fishermen, kayakers enjoy the water in and around the park.
All Running and/or gym Teams are welcome to set up their ‘Team Tent’ in the interior of the park near the Start/Finish line. Members of each team will be able to locate each other both before and after the race.
5K Course and Map:
Pick up your registration packet at Kennedy Park on race day before you park . After collecting you bib and Tshirt, please move your vehicle to one of the below referenced designated areas. Parking areas are approximately 1/2 mile from the race start/finish. Please be mindful of parking near driveways in the area and we are guests in the residential neighborhood.
Please do not park anywhere on the race course. This includes Broadway Ave (the road leading to Kennedy Park and also includes Parking within the Kennedy Park loop at the Start/Finish location. It also includes Bay Ave in Somers Point where both the 10 miler and 5k will be traversing. Please do not block any driveways on the side streets. We will be promoting a safe race. This includes not having any vehicles on the race course. We will be providing a list of our Sponsor businesses that will be permitting vehicle parking for the duration of the race. Please patron these businesses after the race.
- CRAB TRAP: Parking permitted in the lot on Broadway Ave (Surrounded by a White fence) until 11am.
- D’Orios: Parking permitted in REAR of establishment ONLY
- PUBLIC and STREET PARKING: Designated in GREEN areas on above map.
- HOUSE OF BOOZE: Parking area
- FOOTMARKS: Shoe store on Shore Road permitted until 11am
Saturday Evening- Pier4 Hotel in Somers Point. This hotel is 1/2 away from the Start/Finish. If you intend on staying in the area after the race, we have blocked 20 rooms at a special rate of $145+tax. Use the code NJ10 to get the racer race. Unfortunately there are not current rooms available for Friday evening. Please call or contact the hotel to check availability on Friday via their website, http://pier4hotel.com/
Every racer (that finishes) will get a 3 inch Finisher medal. This medal was designed to showcase the support of Police in New Jersey and the USA, as well as the importance for support of police during police week. Racers will also get a T-shirt for those that pre-register by May 1st and an athlete bag.
Additional Race Tshirts ($15) , Sweatshirts ($25) (imprinted on front only) and Coffee Mugs ($10) are for sale and can be obtained on Race Day. Limited supplies, so order your additional race shirt or mug for your support group that will be cheering you on, while supplies last. This year’s ‘first annual’ Tshirt will be a collectors item!
The Awards (10 miler):
Overall Finishers: The Top 5 overall (males and females) will be completing for overall trophies.
Age Group Awards: Top 3 in each age group (males and females) will receive a trophy.
15 and Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
Overall Police Finishers: The Top 3 overall males and female POLICE finishers will be competing for trophies in this category. You must declare whether you are racing in the Age Group Division or the Police Division (no duplicate awards)
Top 3 DEPARTMENT Team Awards: There will also be plaques for the top 3 POLICE TEAM awards. You must enter your Department affiliation before the race. The first 3 finishers from your Department will be scored (Cross Country Scoring) for your team. The overall place you finish is your ‘score’ in this division [i.e. If Police Department X finishes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 20th places. That team’s score is 36]. The lowest ‘scores’ will denote the fastest teams. You may enter this Team Division and still compete for an individual award in either the Age Group or Police Division categories.
Top 3 RUNNING Team Awards: There will also be trophies for the top 3 RUNNING TEAM awards. You must enter your RUNNING TEAM (or gym team) affiliation before the race or when you register. The first 3 finishers from your RUNNING TEAM (or gym team) will be scored (Cross Country Scoring) for your team. The overall place you finish is your ‘score’ in this division [i.e. If the Boardwalk Running Club finishes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 20th places. That team’s score is 36]. The lowest ‘scores’ will denote the fastest teams. You may enter this RUNNING Team Division and still compete for an individual award in either the Age Group categories.
Finisher Medals: All athletes that complete the 10-Miler will receive a 3 inch finisher medal at the finish line.
5K Awards: Awards to Top overall 3 males and 3 females. Medals to age group award winners in 10 year age groups. There will not be any team categories, nor finisher medals.
Photos will be posted on WendieDoylePhotography.com
RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON compuscore.com
If you have NOT registered yet, the on-line registration sites will be shut down on Wednesday, so that the data can be forwarded to the timer. We will be accepting IN PERSON race day registration on Thursday at Goji Juice Bar located on 520 New Rd, Somers Point, NJ from 12pm-6pm; the evening prior (Friday) at McCollough’s Emerald Links in EHT (see below for details) from 3pm – 7pm; and on race day at Kennedy Park from 6am – 7:30am.
We are using two secure websites for registration this year. Race Entry has lower fees associated with registering and a referral option to race for free (10 miler only). If you are more comfortable with active.com, we have included that as a registration option, as well. Please use ONE website OR the other . We have also added a convenient way to register using your phone. We’ve Gone Mobile! Register for the NJ 10 Miler on your mobile device. Announcing a new partnership with VIPLY. To access this easy way to register, please input your user information on your phone after signing up by following the below link:
Register now (and race for FREE) @ RACEENTRY.COM
Race Entry has a referral system. After you sign up for this race via Race Entry, you will be a unique Registration Identification Number. If you refer other runners (5 runners at the $40 price) to register on this site using your personal Registration ID number, you will race for FREE! No gimmicks. No catches. After 5 runners the register for the 10 miler, you will get a refund on your credit card for the registration price. Visit this site for further details.
Make a day of it at the beach with the post race BURGER BASH on the bay in Atlantic City!
Although not affiliated specifically with this race consider celebrating with an all-you-can-eat burgers after you finish! The Burger Bash is back at the GOLDEN NUGGET! That’s right, the ultimate carnivorous event will celebrate America’s favorite sandwich – the burger in its many incarnations – Saturday, May 18, at The Deck at Golden Nugget Atlantic City. The is an outside venue overlooking the marina. Burger Bash will again enable you to feast on slider versions of more than 15 award-winning burgers from South Jersey’s finest pubs and restaurants. Plus there will be live music by eleven eleven, drink specials and a live broadcast from WMGM 103.7 Rocks.
General admission tickets for the 1 to 4 p.m. event are just $30*, and a special $45* Limited VIP ticket that includes one-hour early entry at Noon and a limited edition Burger Bash T-shirt. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold, so don’t miss out when it sells out like last year. For tickets and more information go to
[*Additional processing fee not included]
There are plenty of places, post race, for dining and drinking, all within a mile of the start/finish! This venue has it all!!
Confirmation Details and Packet Pick up:
Confirmation details will be emailed to participants one week prior to the event. Racers can pick up their Tshirt and Race number at McCullough’s Emerald Links (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/mccullough’email@example.com,-74.6857861,12z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c0c1f5692159b7:0x41934394c35358f!2m2!1d-74.6157461!2d39.3601406). on Friday from 3pm-7pm, or at the Start Finish @ Kennedy Park in Somers Point on May 19th from 6:30am-7:45am.
You may drive your car, briefly park to pick up your Tshirt and race number, then we are asking all athletes to drive to the designated parking areas (1/2 mile away from the start/finish area).
Photos from the 2018 Race: