Sat May 20, 2023 Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 US Directions


Mountain Lakes Club
18 Lake Drive
Mountain Lakes, NJ US 07046


Help support those stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) while participating in a fun, interactive live or virtual race and get into shape for the summer training for the event!


Please join us for a live (in person) 5K or virtual 5K or 1 Mile Kids Fun Run on May 20, 2023 (See below for details of different races). It will be possible to switch your registration between the live and virtual race through 4/30/2023, so don't wait to sign up! If you need help transferring registration between races, click here.




Want to hang out after the run or just want to hang out and not run? Join us after the event for bagels, bananas and a cash bar at the Mountain Lakes Club!


Run Against ALS is a volunteer nonprofit organization.  Our Mission is to provide relief, serve, and empower individuals affected by ALS to positively impact their quality of life by creating public awareness of the disease and fundraising. We aim to raise funds to support those stricken by the disease, organizations that provide equipment and other essential items for those with ALS, and institutions that are conducting essential ALS research.


                                                RACE WEEKEND INFO

Keep checking this page as changes may occur.

Race Day

Rain or Shine as long as no lightning


Parking -  Please park at Briarcliff Middle School, Wildwood Elementary School or Mountain Lakes High School.

Packet pick up at race site for 5K - 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM  and between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM for Fun Run.

Sign up by 5/10/23 to be guaranteed a race shirt!!! We will not be ordering shirts for those who sign up after this date or virtual runners this year!!!

Warm up  - 8:45 AM

5K Race starts  - 9:00 AM

Small award ceremony for Top 3 Male and Female Overall - 9:35 AM

1 mile fun run starts - 9:45 AM

5K Top 3 Male and Female - 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over will pick up awards at finish area

After party at Mountain Lakes Club


Other Race Info

What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, or on a track. You can even get creative and think of a unique place to run your race to share with us! You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. For instructions to submit Virtual Run results, CLICK HERE.


What is a 1 mile kids fun run?

We will have a 1 mile course set up for anyone to participate in a noncompetitive race that will start 45 minutes after the 5K. The race is ideal for kids, but anyone can run or walk it. As it is a fun run, we encourage that kids or even adults get one more usage of their Halloween costume and dress up! Fun run participants will get a t-shirt however we will not have official times for participants and no chip time will be given.


Can I post about the race or do a facebook live?

Yes, we encourage all participants to post with your ALS shirt to provide awareness about ALS and Run Against ALS. 


Do I have to start my virtual race at 9:00 AM on May 20th?

No, you don't have to start right at 9:00 AM, in fact you can do your race anytime before May 21st at 11:59 PM. Although, It is fun to know that you are part of a race at the same time anywhere in the world!


Can I walk or push a stroller?

Yes, just start at the back of the race in the last wave of runners/walkers and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


We need Volunteers! If you aren't running but would like to help out on race day between the hours of 8am-11am, please email us at (must be 15 years old or older or accompanied by an adult)


                                                                                                     COVID-19 INFO

Safety is paramount for all involved in the Run Against ALS 5K. We will follow CDC guidelines with regards to COVID 19 before, during and after the race.

Participants are encouraged to leave 6 feet between each other at all times.

Registration tables will be 6 feet apart.

Hand sanitizer available throughout the course and race site.

Participants will be lined up in waves according to race pace. Look for the sign with your average minute per mile and start in this wave.                                 


Participant Best Practices: 

Don’t show up if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms.
Don't share fluids. This is a self-supported race; carry your own fluids to avoid contact with others on course.
Don't share towels, food, gels, or any other item that runners normally share freely.
Do wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using restroom.
Do not spit or “nose rocket” your nose in public – bring along tissues or a small towel or a good old-fashioned hanky if you need to get rid of some snot during the race.
Do practice social distancing - ensure appropriate spacing between runners; the current recommendation is at least six feet of separation.


What is ALS?


ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects cells in the brain and spinal cord leading to weakness of muscles and eventual death.


Why is it important to support this race?

There is no cure for ALS. Critical research is needed to find treatments that extend individuals' lives with this disease. The life expectancy for individuals diagnosed with ALS is on average 2 to 5 years. Also, there is significant cost associated with this disease. One study found that the total disease duration cost of having ALS was $1.4 million.



Proceeds from this race will help support individuals with ALS and research for the treatment of ALS:

Read about Brian's story 

Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS)

Massachusetts General Hospital


Learn more about Run Against ALS on our website.


Questions? Email us at




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