What: A series of 5k’s (3.1-mile) races throughout the Brunswick area
Where: All four Brunswick’s: North, New, East & South
Who: Open to runners of all levels.
NO need to sign up
The Brunswick Cup celebrates participants who complete 3 of 4 5K’s in the race series.
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 in May with the 33rd annual North Brunswick Memorial Day 5K honoring all the veterans of war, followed by the Jimmy D Memorial 5K on September 4th 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, celebrating its 32nd year, making it one of New Jersey’s oldest runs. The 7th annual “Run with the Vikings 5K” on November 6th 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. The final 5K, in South Brunswick, can serve as a tune-up for your fall marathon—or simply culminate a year's worth of effort and achievement.
Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 male and female open 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 all four races earns a commemorative coffee mug, 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!