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Red Ribbon Day Prevention 5k

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Saturday Oct 21, 2023 10:00AM

Do you love hitting the pavement for a good cause? We're calling all 5K athletes to join us on October 21st, 2023 for our annual Union County Red Ribbon Day Prevention 5k & Family Fun Festival - returning for its 25th consecutive year at Nomahegan Park in Cranford, NJ!

With three events, including:

  • A 5K run on a USATF-certified course
  • A scenic 5K or 1-mile walk;
  • Followed by our FREE Family Fun Festival....

participants of all backgrounds, ages, and skill levels are welcome to participate as we raise funds to support our all-important mission at Prevention Links.

Award Categories:

1st, 2nd, 3rd Men

1st, 2nd, 3rd Women

1st, 2nd, 3rd Nonbinary 

1st, 2nd, 3rd Recovery Champions (for people openly in recovery)

Race Forum Chip Timing: Split Second Racing

Register to Create a Personal or Team Fundraiser:

View the USATF Certified Course:

Amenities: T-shirts, water bottles, and swag bags are guaranteed to the all 5k runners and walkers. *Includes free class coupon to Hot Yoga Revolution

Runner Packet Pick Up: 10/20/2023, 1pm, 385 Chestnut St, Kenilworth NJ 07033 OR on Race Day at Race Site at Sweet Gum Picnic Area, Springfield Avenue, Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ 07016

Pre-Race Warm Up with Hot Yoga Revolution: Come early at 9:30AM to enjoy a race warm up led by Hot Yoga Revolution! 

By signing up for this annual fundraiser, you can directly support Prevention Links' free community programs:

  • Prevent Addiction
  • Support Recovery
  • Promote Mental Health
  • Strengthen Communities
  • Reduce Stigma

For over 50 years, our mission has been to foster healthy sustainable communities by empowering people through education, collaboration and by serving as the linkage to resources. 

Encourage your friends and family to support you by making pledges of their own to our ongoing cause! Just visit our fundraiser/walker registration page to learn more


Thank you to our Major Red Ribbon Day Sponsors!


Race Price Start Time Sanctioning Organization

5K Run - Running - 5K $35.00 - by 10/20 10:00 am N/A
5K Walk or 1 Mile Walk - Walking - 5K walk, or 1 Mile Walk $25.00 - by 10/20 10:05 am USATF-NJ -$3