Virtual Events run through 11/29! Totowa, NJ 07512 US Directions


1 Campus Road
Totowa, NJ US 07512


Totowa Recreation with support of its Mayor and Council are back again for the 5th Annual TOTOWA LIVE 5K. Come join us "on Course" or for the  traditional "Run Anywhere" VIRTUAL and LIVE events Sunday, November 19th 2023! Virtual options available.

Whichever event you pick all participants will receive the "Official" TC5K Sport-Tec long sleeve T-shirt!

VRACE #1 - Are you local but can't make the LIVE Turkey Trot Event? The TOTOWA 5K COURSE "AT YOUR LEISURE" (ANYTIME Challenge) is setup to allow you to run/walk the Totowa 5K Challenge course prior to the LIVE event… Sound interesting, then listen up! The month leading up to the live event the Borough of Totowa Recreation department will open the course for participant use. It will NOT be a closed course, meaning the streets will be accessible by vehicle traffic. However, the start/finish area will be marked, as will the mile markers. The start finish area is located on Campus Rd at the North end of Ardwyn Binding, 21 Campus Road, formerly IPCO (company) driveway. 

To get started simply park your car in the Capezio parking lot, 1 Campus Road, grab your phone with RunGo installed and take the certified course for a spin. Participants should follow all the rules of the road and alert the Totowa Rec Department 

VRACE #2 - You are not from the area and want to join in the festivities. The TOTOWA 5K VIRTUAL (ANYWHERE Challenge) will allow you to show your support while running a 5K of your own choosing! We invite those outside our area to join us as well. 

Start by simply searching routes using RunGo or run your own course. After submitting your time we'd like to include all newly created RunGo courses to the list below so others in "your neck of the woods" can give it a shot. Simply upload your photo with your story and we'll update our course listings. No better way to make your mark than becoming a part of it! Be the first from your state to post a course!

Not sure what course to run!?!?! Try one of these 3 methods...

One. Search the USATF Course Database for a course in your local area! Simply add your state and 5K or 1M distance to the search form... and voila!... more choices than you can shake a stick at. All certified to the length required.

Two.. Search the RunGo website Or... you can leverage the RunGo mobile app for a previously captured course.

Three... Draw, Create or Upload one using RunGo!

Be sure to select a course that is at least 5K, 3.10686 miles in length.


Need RunGo? Download/Install the app and get moving! IOS or Android

Need a RunGo "jump start"...  Watch this 2 minute video!

More information on the RunGo App can be found on their FAQ.


Virtual Results Submission - Simply select the Results tab above, click the "Submit Virtual Results" button and lookup your entry. After which you will be transferred to the time entry page where you'll be able to formalize your time on the leader board... for all to see!

Once you register for a Virtual event you will have the month leading up to the Turkey Trot to run and submit your Virtual Results! Virtual Results submissions will be accepted starting 9/15 through the day BEFORE (Sunday, 11/19), the Turkey Trot (11:59PM). 

Now help us spread the word. Tell your friends and family, and anyone that will listen! Not just your immediate family, but those across the country or around the world. Let's see how far we can share this tradition now that it has been virtualized!

Available this year! Week Loooong Packet Pickup

The last two years the Totowa Turkey Trot has blossomed!

The Totowa faithful have heard you and there will be a WEEKLONG packet pickup before the event to significantly reduce lines on race day! How's that for convenience? Starting on time!

Here are the details! Share with all that need to know!

The WEEK starting Monday, November 13 through Saturday the18th Packet (bib & shirt) Pick Up will be located  @ the Borough of Totowa Public Library 537 Totowa Road Totowa, NJ 07512 

​HOURS (Mon-Sat): ​
Monday — Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Any questions, please contact Recreation Director Mark Monteyne @ 201-803-6111

Presentation of Awards

Awards will be provide to the first FEMALE & MALE OVERALL finishers of the LIVE 5K event followed by the top finisher MALE & FEMALE in the following age groups: 14&Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+

Stay OnCourse with RunGo!

Virtual Courses created (outside the area) in Support of the Totowa 5K

Be the first to share your RunGo course! Simply let us know about it and we'll list it below for all to see.


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