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 $2,963,000 to local charities, volunteer organizations, town initiatives and Spring Lake Recreation.
Winners of the 2023 event were Chris Desousa in 24:23 and Shannon McCarthy in 28:18. First Spring Lake Residents: Bobby Tuzzio 28:35 / Shana Fitzmaurice 31:42.