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SOMA Fox Running Club's ONE MILE FOX RUN on 1/6/2024

Sat January 6, 2024 Maplewood, NJ 07040 US



Join us in-person or virtually at the One Mile Fox run on January 6, 2024!  This race will be a fun, healthy, family-friendly, and walker-friendly way to kick off the New Year! This course is NOT your usual “flat and fast” road mile – instead we are offering you “guts and glory!” In true celebration of the Maplecrest Park / Springfield Ave neighborhood of Maplewood, New Jersey, this course will treat you to beauty, thrilling downhills, and challenging uphills. Heats will be time-seeded for safety and excitement.

This race will be chip timed by Second Wind Race Timing, who will provide emailed results, an LED finish line clock, and a fun, inflatable finish line arch!

Registration is only $18 ($16 for 2023 SOMA Fox Running Club members*) and $10 for youth (<14 years of age). Entry fee is non-refundable. Bib transfers are permitted – please email us at if you wish to transfer your bib. Adult runners (age 14 and up) can choose one swag item at bib pick-up! Choices include a gray beanie hat, a re-usable shopping bag, a pint glass, and more! All youth runners will receive a finisher’s medal.

We believe healthy choices should be available to everyone! Therefore, 25% of the profits from this race will be donated to our charity partner, Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND), bringing fresh, healthy food to our food-insecure neighbors in Essex County.

*Please note you must register for the 2024 SFRC membership before registering for this race in order to qualify for the discount. SFRC memberships are pro-rated and cover the calendar year 1/1 to 12/31. All 2023 memberships will expire 12/31/2023. Please note that you must be 18 years or older to be a member of the SOMA Fox Running Club. To renew your membership, visit: 


Bib pick-up will be on Friday, January 5 from 4:30-6:30pm in the driveway of 576 Prospect Street, Maplewood. This is at the corner of Plymouth Ave and Prospect Street, and the driveway is on Plymouth - just look for the fox flags! You may also pick up your bibs on race day from 9-9:50am.


Heat 1, 10:00 AM, 14+ years, <9:00 min/mile 
Heat 2, 10:20 AM, Youth ages 2-8
Heat 3, 10:40 AM, Youth ages 9-13
Heat 4, 11:00 AM, 14+ years, >9:00 min/mile
Awards Ceremony, 11:20 AM


We will recognize the 1st place overall with a prize in the following categories: 1. Male, 2. Female, 3. Open.

In addition, we will recognize M/F/O top 3 in the following age groups: 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+. Winners will be determined by chip timing for in-person racers only. Youth participants will all receive medals.


January 6, 2024, with in-person heats starting at 10:00am. We will email you your heat and start time on January 4. Race day registration and bib pick-up opens at 9am. Virtual participants can run any time on January 6, 2024 on a one-mile course of their own choosing.


Race headquarters will be at Springfield Avenue Gazebo, 1662 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ, 07040

The start and finish line will be on Tuscan Road between Springfield Ave and Maplecrest Park.

Race headquarters will include a first aid station, bag check, sponsors tables, team tables, and post-race water and bananas for the participants wearing bibs. Porta potties will be available nearby in Maplecrest Park by the playground.

When parking your car, please be a good neighbor! There is street parking on Springfield Avenue, along Maplecrest Park, and in nearby municipal lots.

Link to Route: 


You can affiliate with a team when you join – if your team has 10 or more registered runners, we will give you a space at race headquarters for a table or a tent! You don’t need to be an official running team or club – you are welcome to form a team of family, friends, co-workers, whatever – just for this race! If you don’t see your team listed, please reach out to and we will happily add you in!


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The SOMA Fox Running Club (SFRC) was established in 2021 as a 501c3 non-profit organization in New Jersey, serving South Orange / Maplewood and the surrounding towns. We are a member organization of Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). 

Our mission is to promote and extend the joys of running to our community through group workouts, camaraderie, runner-to-runner support, and hosting local races and events. We welcome all levels of runners from absolute beginners to the highly experienced or super speedy. We welcome runners ages 18 and up, all genders, and all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through promoting a safe, welcoming, and respectful community. We strive to share the mental and physical benefits of running with everyone who joins, no matter their running goals. 

And, we believe in giving back to our community. Because we firmly believe that all people should have access to healthy food to achieve their own goals, our charity partner is Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND). We pledge to donate a percentage of all funds raised to MEND.

For more information about the SOMA Fox Running Club, visit: 

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