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The Spring Lake Five Mile Run - May 28, 2022

2021 Spring Lake 5 Update as of March 22, 2021

Important Announcement - Spring Lake 5 Mile & Kids Race Cancellation for 2021

Dear Registered Runner,

After careful consideration, the Spring Lake 5 Committee has decided that the 2021 Spring Lake 5 Mile Run will unfortunately need to be cancelled again this year.

We were hopeful that after the cancellation of last year’s race, the 2021 Spring Lake 5 Mile Run would be able to proceed as historically run on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.  However, after contact and feedback with the Governor’s Office, Spring Lake Borough of Emergency Management, and health care professionals, it is unlikely that a race of our size can be currently anticipated for clearance in May.  We understand the continued disappointment many might feel about the cancellation of the Race for a second year.  Nevertheless, we are confident that the race will continue in 2022.  Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our runners, volunteers, and many spectators that line our course.  

All currently registered entrants will be automatically entered into the 2022 Race which will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022, without having to register next year.  All waivers signed by registered entrants for the 2020 Race will be extended again and apply to the 2022 Race. No further action is required.

Any runner who wishes NOT to participate in next year’s race or rescind such waiver must opt out through RunSignUp no later than July 2, 2021, and they will be eligible for a full refund, less any processing fees. There will be no refunds after July 2nd.   Please click this link ONLY if you would like to request a refund for 2021 and be removed from the 2022 race.  There will be limited registration for the 2022 race for any remaining open spots. After July 2, 2021, any runner can transfer their number up to the date of the 2022 Race under our transfer policy. 

We look forward to seeing you next year, and hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy during these challenging times.

Ed Hale, SL5 Race Director
Rich Sciria, Chairman, SL5 Trustees



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. Over the past 17 years, Friends of the Spring Lake 5, Inc. has donated over $2.4 million to local charities, volunteer organizations, town initiatives and Spring Lake Recreation.

Winners of the 2019 event were Brian Quilty in 24:48 and Lindsay Ritchings in 28:30.

Results Posted Here    Runner Photos Here 

YES Network TV Coverage (video on Facebook)

Facebook video of Start     

SL5 Facebook Photo Albums



 "Summer at the Shore begins w/ the Spring Lake 5!"

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