Among the many outdoor events in beautiful New Jersey, we are partial to those that garner support for the community and take place right in our backyard.
The Norwood Fast & Flat 5K was founded by a group of avid runners—and Norwood locals—back in 2004. After travelling to races all over the NY-NJ metro area to compete, the group decided it was time that Norwood had its own, legitimate race. And one with a major community give-back component.
The group has now raised more than $100,000 for local organizations and charities like the EMS, the Norwood Library, food banks, cancer research centers, and the fire department (to name a few).
We at Benzel-Busch have been proud sponsors for many years, and are excited to support this year’s race too.
The 2012 Norwood Fast & Flat 5K will take place on October 27th and will include, for the first time, a dog walk. Serious runners, not-so-serious runners, and walkers are all welcome. The race is USATF-NJ certified and, like last year, is expected to draw 500+ runners—many of whom regularly run their personal record on the flat course.
The Norwood Fast & Flat 5K and dog walk till start at 9:30am on Saturday, October 27th. It will both start and end Kennedy Field in Norwood. For more information visit the event on Facebook here!