2022 PCTI Winter Series - The Last Hurrah!

Sun January 2 - Sun February 6 Wayne, NJ 07470 US Directions


40 Reinhardt Road
Wayne, NJ US 07470


!!! Update for 1-30-2022 race!!! Winter Series Participants! Just received "the call" from PCTI. Due to the impending storm ALL activities have been cancelled at PCTI for this coming weekend (1/29-1/30/2022). This unfortunately, includes Winter Series Race #4.

The Winter Series is back in 2022 for one last running! The team has had fun supporting this PCTI freezing (well not always) fundraiser the last 10 years but its now time hang up these running shoes. So if you have never had a chance to experience the PCTI Winter Series this is your ABSOLUTE LAST CHANCE!

This years event will be super simple. Each of our FIVE (5) IDENTICAL 5K events will be $25 per race or $30 the day of. At YOUR first race you will be provided a SHOE TAG and BIB for all the events you sign up for. Both are DISPOSABLE... no need to return them. If you lose either there will be a $5 replacement fee. We will be providing a gallon zip lock bag to store them both so keep them in your glove box post race. Please note the first four events are capped at 100 runners each race with 200 at the Finale so be sure to sign up for all the races you expect to run from the get go...


IMPORTANT --->>> (PLEASE READ!) Those that have run the series know... we have a COMMEMORATIVE each year. Its been hot and cold but this last one is an absolute keeper. Being the Winter Series Finale, literally, we will be producing an embroidered fleece jacket that you can wear when you want to reminisce about what once was! This fleece jack is optional and costs $50 (lots of embroidery here). You need to order the fleece by 1/3/2022 so please ensure you don't miss this deadline, as once the order is in... well you know. <<<---

Below is the tentative game plan for each Winter Series Race:

  • 9:00 AM - Volunteers and Event Staff Arrive
  • 9:30 AM - Registration Opens; 10:45 Registration Closes!
  • 10:50 AM - Participants begin lining up for the Start
  • 11:00 AM - Mass Start!
  • 11:15-12:29 PM - Once finished grab a wrapped "hot" bagel, prepackaged snack, fruit or bottled water. Cool down. Chat with your friends or foe then make your way out and we'll see you at the next Series race! Wash, rinse, repeat until the Finale!
  • 12:59 PM - Series Race Closes
  • Commemorative and Series Awards will be distributed at the Finale!

A note to those marathon training! The PCTI campus is an extremely safe place to run. Over the years our participants have been known to run the course several times before and after a race to get their mileage in! If you need to clock a few miles be sure to make your way down early BEFORE eacg raceand  and get a few in!

See everyone on Sunday, January 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (skipping, due to National Fencing Championship @PCTI), 30th and Feb 6th!  Be safe out there and have a great 2021-22!

Event Detail

Benefactor #1: Passaic County Technical Institute Education Foundation

Founded in 1998, the Passaic County Technical Institute Education Foundation is comprised of local business people whose goal is to provide PCTI students with enhanced educational and scholarship opportunities ensuring an optimal education experience.


  • To foster supportive community and private sector relationships to service the interest and needs of the students.
  • To inform the community about the strengths and challenges faced by PCTI.
  • To provide mini-grants to students to develop innovative programs and activities in science and technology, fine and performing arts, language research and culture.
  • To provide small grants to PCTI educational staff members to initiate quality projects consistent with the goals of the Foundation and to bring positive attention to PCTI.
  • To provide scholarships to students of PCTI for post-secondary opportunities.
  • To make distributions, for educational purposes, to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or any successor statute.
  • To seek donations of equipment and funds from business or individuals to support the Foundation’s educational goals and purposes.

Why run the Winter Fall Series?: Besides helping to support the PCTi Educational Foundation you will absolutely love it, the people and the camaraderie that has developed over the first five seasons is quite telling.

The course is moderately challenging. However its completely closed to traffic. Inside there are a number of places to stay warm and use the facilities as needed. Lets also not forget about the piping hot "Bagel Stop" bagel you get after each and every race.  Access to restrooms will be provided!

Those who have run the Winter Series always come back the following year. The Custodians of this Passaic County campus do a spectacular job keeping the roadways clear. PCTi also has their own police force which is complemented by the Passaic County Sheriff's Office whose HQ and Training facilities are on compound, just around the corner. Talk about safety!!!

If that's not enough... just find someone who has run the Winter Series. They'll tell you why! You can also checkout David Franz of the Highland Hashers kickin' it in 19:26!!!

Directions: maps.google.com  Course: Certified Winter Series 5K Course  (adjusted slightly for STEM & AUTO building construction... course certification pending)

Event Contact: Ross Mistretta Contact Phone: 973-706-8969 E-mail Address: fallseries@tristatetiming.com

Prior Winter Series details can be found at : http://pcrcnj.blogspot.com/

Congrats to our Winter Series Gang!

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