22nd Run for the River

May 1, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

#MovingfortheMusky

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This Spring, get Moving for the Musky!

4-Mile Run for the River

Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

Start/Finish: Franklin Township Fire Department Station 3

410 Old Main Street, Asbury, NJ 08802

Participants will have the option to run or walk this course, which is a scenic loop that passes streams, pastures, historic buildings, and the beautiful Musconetcong River on a mostly flat course.

Medals will be presented to the first 3 male and first 3 female runners in the following age categories: 14 & under, 15-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-65, 65+, as well as best overall.

The Run for the River is an annual fundraiser for the Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA).  MWA is a non-profit organization formed by residents of the Musconetcong Valley in 1992.  Our mission is to protect and improve the Musconetcong River and its watershed resources through education and outreach programs to local schools, landowners, and municipal officials.  In addition, MWA conducts river cleanups and stream bank restoration projects.

Funds generated by the MWA Run for the River will be used to support the MWA education program, River Watcher program, hiking and paddling trips, River Talks, and more.

Those who register before April 11, 2022 will have the option to choose a commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt and will receive a free swag bag.  You can also register on the race day from 8:30 am to 9:15 am.  Walkers start at 9:45 am, and Runners start at 10:00 am, rain or shine.

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The Unity Bank balloon is back!
Join us behind the firehouse for a free tethered balloon ride
after the race!

We're still offering a virtual option for those who are more comfortable participating remotely.

Virtual Run for the River Instructions

  • ALL registrants must select “4-mile Run” to begin the registration process regardless of if you are running, walking, biking, paddling, fishing, etc.

  • Be sure to check the box if you'd like a commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt.

  • Runners/Walkers - prior to May 1 will receive email instructions on how to submit your finisher time. (Although this is not an official race, it would be great to capture everyone’s participation. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to record the other activities through this tool, but please share on social media!)

  • For all other activities, the goal is to accumulate 4 hours of whatever you choose to do for the Musky. 

  • ALL, please use the hashtag #MovingfortheMusky on Facebook and Instagram to share your stories with MWA followers!

  • After you register, and before May 1-15, you will receive an email letting you know how you can submit your time.

  • Please reach out by email or give us a call at (908) 537-7060 if you have any questions.

Here’s a 2-minute explainer on our virtual Run for the River where you can get #MovingfortheMusky from anywhere and in so many fun ways!

For more information, email info@musconetcong.org or call (908) 537-7060.

Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

MWA wishes to acknowledge the contribution to the runner's goody bags made by Mary Ruth Buchness, M.D.

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