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

New Date Announcement!
Update March 26, 2020

The Friends of the Spring Lake Five are excited to announce that the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 5, 2020 and the Kids Race on Friday evening, September 4th!  We anticipate that COVID-19 will be behind us and hope you will be able to join us to close out the summer!

The Friends of the Spring Lake Five are carefully considering all options for those who may not be able to participate in the 5 Mile Run &/or Kids Race this September.  We will be in touch with all registered participants with more instructions soon.  We kindly request your patience while we work out these details.

Wishing you and your family all the best of health and we look forward to running with you this Labor Day weekend!

Ed Hale
Race Director
Spring Lake 5

Update March 19, 2020

Dear Spring Lake Five Registered Participants,

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic very closely as it relates to The Spring Lake Five Mile Run and Kids Race.  After careful consideration and consultation with the Spring Lake Office of Emergency Management we regretfully have to inform you that this years’ races have been postponed.  Our Trustees, Committee Members and Borough Mayor and Council are exploring all possibilities for rescheduling our events at a later date.

The Friends of the Spring Lake Five, LLC is a 501(c )3 not for profit corporation.  We are sensitive to the affects this situation has on our Charity Partners as well as all the organizations that benefit from the race. 

Our primary concern has to be the health and safety of our running community, their families, our volunteers, spectators and the residents of Spring Lake. 

This a fluid situation and as soon as we have any news, we will immediately notify all registered participants, update the website and post the news on social media.

We look forward to running with all of you soon.

Very Truly Yours,
Edwin J. Hale
SL5 Race Director



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



 "This year the Summer at the Shore ends w/ the Spring Lake 5!"

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