South Jersey Track & Field Club is excited to announce the brand new Winter Race Series we will be hosting at Cooper River Park in January and February.
We are calling this a progressive series, meaning that we begin with a short distance (1-Mile), and finish the series with a 5K. This is a great way to extend your own running/race distance, or to build a new family fitness program with parents and kids participating together in a fun, outdoor activity.
The series is meant to be lots of fun, and follows a no-frills format — no free swag or participant awards, but rather a very low price $5 per race, or $15 for the four-race series. We will score the series using the world record age-grade system, which places all competitors on the same level, regardless of age or gender, and we will crown an overall series champion after the final race. We are accepting donations for awards, and depending on how much money we receive we will add age-group and other fun awards.
Join us on Saturday, January 15th, at 12:30pm, for the 1-Mile race. We will meet for an optional group warmup at Jack Curtis Stadium, and the race will start at the corner of Route 130 and North Park Drive (the northwest corner of Cooper River Park).
On January 29th we will race 1.5 miles, starting at the northwest corner of the park and finishing at Memorial Island. On February 12th we will race 2.4 miles, completing a half-loop around the park from the southwest corner to Jack Curtis Stadium. And finally, on Saturday, February 26th we will race a full 5K, making a nearly complete loop around the park.
This series is sponsored by Camden County Park, South Jersey Running Company, Barger Tax Accounting Services, and South Jersey Physical Therapy.
Register at RunSignup: SJTFC Winter Race Series
See you this winter!