Race Updates

2014 Information

Early Registration for the 2014 Spring Lake Five Mile Run will open Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 5 am Eastern (password required).

All 2013 race registrants were sent an email the last week of January with registration procedures. Requests for email database changes and new requests for early registration must be received by January 15, 2014, or you must enter through General Registration.

If you did not participate in last year’s event and would like to register, General Registration (no password needed) will open on Sunday, February 2 at 5 a.m. Eastern and will close when limit of 12,000 in the race is reached.  Race fills quickly.



Tentative Schedule of 2014 Events

Friday May 23:
> 6:00 pm Kids Races (Start line Ocean & Atlantic Avenues)
> 10 am to 8 pm PM Packet Pickup for SL5 at the Spring Lake train station.

Saturday May 24:
> 6:00 AM Packet Pickup
> 8:00 AM Roads on race course will be closed to traffic. Get there before 8 if you want to park close to the start.
> 8:30 AM Start of 5 mile race (Start line at Ocean & Sussex Avenues)
> Post-Race Beginning-of-Summer Party!

Past News & Updates

Friends of the Spring Lake Five Mile Committee thank all the runners and volunteers who came out in the windy, cold weather for the 37th Annual running of the 2013 Spring Lake 5 Mile Run. We are proud to be part of Spring Lake, Stronger Than the Storm.

Click here for 2013 RESULTS LINKS.  Click here for OFFICIAL RACE PHOTOS

2013 Media coverage: NJ Examiner article.  North Jersey Record article. northjersey.com photo album. Atlantic Highlands Herald article. Asbury Park Press article.


In 1977, five hundred runners lined up for the first Spring Lake Five. Thanks to your help, the race has grown into one of the country’s biggest and best running events. Last year, the Friends of the Spring Lake 5, Inc. race raised over $50,000 for Spring Lake Recreation, the numerous volunteer groups that support the event and various charities. Funds were also used in conjunction with the Borough of Spring Lake to finish the work on extending the Spring Lake Boardwalk to enhance the safety of runners and walkers at its north end terminus.

No Headphones, Baby Strollers, In-Line Skates or Pets.
> No refunds.
> USATF Certified Course.
> Custom Designed T-Shirts to all entrants, with option t0 upgrade to a technical shirt for additional fee.
> Signature June-to-May calendar and commemorative pint glass for all entrants.
> Medals for all finishers.
> Stoneware Mugs for the top 100 male & top 100 females.
> Digital clock & aid stations at each mile.
> Electronic chip timing.
> Awards to first 10 male & 10 female finishers.
Important – No Headphones, Baby Strollers, In-Line Skates or Pets.

Thanks to The Friends of The Spring Lake 5, a limited number of entries may be available through charitable organizations. A listing of organizations is posted on the Charity Partners page.

Bandits Beware! If you run the race with an invalid number, or someone else’s number and are caught, you will not be allowed to register in the future. If you are not registered and the race is closed, please consider working with one of our charity partners to gain entry. Unregistered runners are prohibited from running the event.


Contact us if you are registered but unable to run and want to transfer your registration to someone.

Kids’ Shirt Design and Calendar Submissions

The Race Committee is seeking graphic designs from the public for the official Spring Lake 2014 Kids’ Race tee shirt and for pictures the annual Spring Lake Five runners’ calendar.
Click here for more information.


Sponsorship is still available for the 2014 race, opportunities exist for RUNNER’S PRINTED GIFT BAG, BACK PAGE CALENDAR AD,  CALENDAR SMALLER ADS , GOODIE BAG-STUFFING, as well as sponsorship for the Awards, Bottled water, Energy Drink and Food area.  Please contact Chip Craig if interested MezzFin@aol.com

Registration & TransfersRegistration and Transfers” for

Want to run the Spring Lake Five, and make a difference? You can! Just talk to one of our charity partners.