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The Spring Lake Five Mile Run - Sep. 5, 2020

Update May 19, 2020  Note:  We do NOT have any of the 2020 race items (shirt, glasses or calendars) for distribution.

Dear Registered Runner,

After careful consideration, the Spring Lake 5 Committee has decided that the 2020 Spring Lake 5 Mile Run will not be held on the rescheduled date of Saturday, September 5, 2020, and cancelled for this year.

We understand the disappointment many might feel about the cancellation of the 2020 Run.  However, due to the uncertainty of the current global health crisis, we have determined that a large gathering of people that results from our Race would be unsafe for the runners, our volunteers, and the many spectators that line our course.

All registered entrants will be automatically entered into the 2021 Race which will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, without having to register next year.  All waivers signed by registered entrants for the 2020 Race will be extended and apply to the 2021 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 1, 2020 in which they will be eligible for a full refund, less any processing fees.  Refunds will not be processed until after July 1st.  click here to request a refund:

After July 1, 2020 any runner can transfer their number up to the date of the 2021 Race under our transfer policy.  No refunds after July 1, 2020.

Kids Race - no action required: Refunds will be automatically applied by RunSignUp for anyone who has paid for entries to the 2020 Spring Lake 5 Kids Race, less any processing fees. Refunds will be processed after July 1st.

Please visit our website at to obtain further information on the above.  Note:  We do NOT have any of the 2020 race items (shirt, glasses or calendars) for distribution.

We look forward to seeing you next year, and hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.

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!"

Great race, great party, it's hard to imagine the summer without it!