When: Thanksgiving Day 11/27/2014
Where: Cavallini School, Upper Saddle River, NJ
  2014 Results
Contact: mgrupp@soundlounge.com

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OUR 16th Year Running & A New Name!


Upper Saddle River 5k Run

On Thanksgiving morning don't forget to burn some calories, catch up with the neighbors, help the community and go home with a sharp looking t-shirt (and maybe more). That's right … please come to the Upper Saddle River 5k Run (Formerly The Dick Meighan Memorial 5k Run). Once again, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the Upper Saddle River Rec Commission promises another stellar event. We expect the usual highly-competitive individual and family competitions, plus we'll be providing top-notch awards, a complimentary t-shirt, and a super spread of post-race refreshments.

Registration and pick-up of t-shirt and race number may be done in person on race eve from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Wednesday November 26 at  Cavallini School, gymnasium, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

For the first time in race history we will give Group Discounts: For groups that register 50 or more runners, there will be a $5 discount per runner. A check will be given to the group leader after the race, which can then be distributed to the runners.

The race is organized by the Upper Saddle River Recreation Commission through the generosity of the families and businesses listed in our Sponsors Page. This year's race will follow the format of our previous races and feature individual and family team competition.

To support and reward the participation of young people, age divisions are: 10-and-under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-24, 25-29. In 2007 we added a new catagory, The Baby Buggy Brigade, to add a new element of fun to the annual race.

The LOU LUPINACCI AWARD, initiated in 2011, in memory of Upper Saddle Resident and Friend Lou Lupinacci, will be awarded to the youngest girl and the youngest boy to run or walk across the finish line with no assistance. The award is sponsored by the Bauer/Guild/ Mazzutto Family.

See Our Course Map!

The Meighan Family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the Borough of Upper Saddle River, the Recreation Commission, generous sponsors, volunteers and the enthusiastic participants of the Dick Meighan Memorial Run for fifteen years. “We are tremendously proud of creating this wonderful Thanksgiving Tradition, The Extra Mile Scholarship and the opportunity to support so many outstanding community services and organizations locally, nationally and even globally. We are honored to have worked with the outstanding DMMR Board Members: Marshall Grupp, Barry Ervin, Randy White, Sean Bookstaver, Mark Polizzi and Liz O'Sullivan. It is to these dedicated individuals that we pass the torch and turn over the race formerly known as the Dick Meighan Memorial Run We wish them continued success.

Proceeds from the event continue to benefit the local community, including D.A.R.E., Ambulance Corps and Fire Department, USR Education Foundation, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, USR Youth Triathlon, Shelter Our Sisters, Oasis, Children's Therapy Center, The Rose Foundation of Haiti, and the "Extra Mile" Scholarship Fund. Total donations exceed $200,000. The race has also provided much Thanksgiving Day joy to thousands of runners and their families. The Upper Saddle River Recreation Commission is extremely grateful to all who support the event.

Please explore our web site to learn more about the Upper Saddle River 5K Run and send email if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

2014 Upper Saddle River 5K Run long sleeve shirt