ABOUT THE RUN

The Canary 5K is a Women’s Only Race and Celebration.

 

Featuring a flat and fast certified 5K course on a mid-summer’s evening at Overpeck Park, the race is a USATF-NJ Grand Prix event. Post race festivities include a Silent Dance Party, with pizza from Amici's Pizza.

Canary Run, named in honor of a pioneer in women’s aviation, Amelia Earhart, is sure to take off!

 

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Overpeck Park

199 Challenger Road 

Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

 

5K

(Measured and Certified)

USATF-NJ Grand Prix

(500 points)

Award Categories

Top 3 for Overall and Age Groups

Under 15, 15-19, 20-24 and 5 yr age groups

through 85+

FEES

Run / Walk and Silent Dance Party 

$39.00  Pre-Registration

($3 discount to USATF-NJ Members)

 

$45.00  Race Day

(fee includes run, swag, after party)

Entry fees are non-refundable and participation in the race is non-transferable, including all elements of registration: such as bibs, materials, et cetera. The race director reserves the right to change the format of the race at any time without option for refund, this includes but is not limited to event cancellation, date change, or changing completely to a virtual platform.

FLOW

5:30 pm  – Check-in/Registration Opens

7:00 pm – Race Start

7:30 pm – Silent Dance Party Celebration

Each participant receives a headset with 3 different channel options that seamlessly stream music to you.

Headphones are disinfected according to the EPA guidelines against Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2. Each headphone is painstakingly wiped down with disinfectant wipes that meet EPA criteria against coronaviruses. 


Celebration includes pizza courtesy of Amici's Pizza

9:30 pm – Event Concludes

Covid-19 Event Guidelines

 
RACE SWAG
TO THE FIRST 50 REGISTRANTS

WOMEN'S CUT
TANK TOP

GOODIE BAG

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SURPRISE GIFT!

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The mission of the YWCA Northern New Jersey is dedicated to empowering women, eliminating racism and to promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

 

Blue Penguin Productions through the Canary 5K is excited to partner with such a wonderful organization. Please help support their mission.

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BACKGROUND

Our goal for several years has been to create a Women's Only Race on a balmy summer's night. The date we landed on just so happened to line up with the birth of Amelia Earhart, a woman who pushed boundaries and defied gender roles from a very young age. 

The first plane Amelia Earhart owned, “The Canary”, helped her take off in championing the advancement of women in aviation. So, what better name for this race than the Canary 5K? The name speaks strength, determination, passion, and vision! These are the qualities that we recognize and celebrate.

From the time that Earhart passed her flying test in 1921, she was breaking records. Her tenacity and ingenuity inspires women today to push past the sound barrier.

 

Now for you history buffs, we know that the picture on the home page doesn’t show Amelia with her “Canary” plane, but it does show where her vision and passion took her.

 

So Soar to New Heights with us in the Canary 5K and enjoy the silent dance party after!

 

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