About 700 runners are already registered, and 300 more are expected, for the A8K Classic — the traditional Thanksgiving Day race in Glen Ridge. The race, formerly called "The Turkey Trot," will go on no matter the weather. "You just can’t turn off something like this," said Dan Murphy, the organizer, who says that registrants can still come pick up their t-shirts, even if they feel it’s too wet to run.
The A8K starts at 9 am. A 1-mile "Ridger Romp" takes place at 8:30 am. Registration is tonight from 6-9 pm and tomorrow starting at 7:30 am. in the Glen Ridge High School cafeteria.
Proceeds benefit Glen Ridge High School athletics. More information on the race, including a map of the course, here.