Running with the Devils 5k is back for a sixth time
RWJBarnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils are once again teaming up to honor “healthcare heroes” who work tirelessly to provide essential care to New Jersey communities, as the 6th annual RWJBarnabas Health Running with the Devils 5K Run & Walk will offer both live and virtual formats in 2022.
The Live 5K Run will take place on Sunday, October 30 at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange, while the Live Wellness Walk will be held at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The virtual format offers an extended opportunity to run or walk at a convenient location within participants’ communities from October 1-30.
100% of proceeds from Running with the Devils will be used to support Healthcare Heroes in their efforts to protect and build healthier communities.
“The entire Devils organization is incredibly proud to once again partner with RWJBarnabas Health’s ‘Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk’ for its sixth year,” said Jake Reynolds, President, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. “We look forward to the event bringing together our fans and our communities, while recognizing the importance of health and well-being for all. When the race happens, we know it coincides with a good time – the beginning Devils hockey in October!”
The live race will feature a competitive 5K run on a USATF-certified course along Cherry Lane and the South Mountain Recreation Complex’s Scenic Reservoir. The Wellness Walk, which will take place at the award-winning Turtle Back Zoo in Essex County, is self-paced and participants can arrive anytime between 9 a.m. and noon.
All registered participants in the run and walk receive free admission to the Turtle Back Zoo on the day of the event. The popular New Jersey Devils NJ mascot, along with several New Jersey college and professional team mascots, will cheer on runners and interact with Wellness Walk participants and children inside the zoo .
Registration for the event is NOW OPEN! Discounted registration is available through August 31, and children 11 and under are free. For more information about the event, or to register for the RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run & Walk,” please visit rwjbh.org/runningwiththedevils.
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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey
A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be just the beach. Our state has incredible trails, waterfalls and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.
If you descend and encounter an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.
You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Cyclists must yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey trails.
If you plan to take your dog on your hike, they must be on a leash and be sure to clean up all pet waste.
Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.
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