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The Spring Lake Five Mile Run - May 27, 2023

Welcome to the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run and Kids Race.

Registration for the 2023 5 Mile Run and Kids Race will open on Super Bowl Sunday at 5:00am.  Mark your calendar and set your alarm now.

We hope you are able to run with us on Saturday, May 27 to kick off the summer!  Race starts at 8:30am.  The Kids Race is on Friday, May 26th starting at 6:00pm


It is with great sadness that the Spring Lake 5 mourns the passing of Thomas Zarra.  Tom was a local runner, loving husband and father who lost his courageous battle with cancer on May 21, 2022 at the age of 64. Tom was a staple in the running community and very accomplished runner having run a sub 3 hour marathon, part of the Penn Relay 4x400 50 year old Masters Team that ran sub 4 minutes, and local club Shore AC Runner of the year.  Tom ran the Spring Lake 5 race for over 30 years along with hundreds of other races in the area.  Tom loved running, mentoring students where he was employed at HW Mountz School in Spring Lake, and singing and playing his guitar.  Tom fought like a warrior whether he was sprinting to the finish line in every race, or fighting his battle with cancer.  Tom was not only a great runner, but also an inspiration to every person he met with his Christian faith, kindness, and humility.  Even towards the end of his life, Tom's smile and warm heart continued to touch people's lives.   The Spring Lake 5 and running community will sorely miss Tom, and heaven has gained a wonderful soul who will be always be remembered.




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 20 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 2022 event were Luke Reid in 24:50 and Shannon McCarthy in 28:21.
First Spring Lake Residents: Bobby Tuzzio 26:53 / Shana Fitzmaurice 34:41.

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!