YMCA of Montclair Reimagines the 38th Annual Montclair Run

Montclair NJ — On October 9, the YMCA of Montclair will host the 38th Annual Montclair Run. Historically, the Montclair Run occurs on the second Sunday of June but in 2020 and 2021 the Montclair Run was postponed due to the COVID pandemic. With the availability of the COVID vaccine, the Montclair Run was reimagined as a fall event that included a costume caper theme.

In 2019, “Spidermom” participated in the YMCA of Montclair Run. This year, costumes are encouraged and there’s a contest! Photo: YMCA of Montclair

“We are so excited to bring back the Montclair Run to our community,” said Buddy Evans, President & CEO of the YMCA of Montclair. “The event is a great way for individuals, families, and runners of all abilities to support an active lifestyle while giving back to the community. We can’t wait to see everyone there!”

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center returns as this year’s 10K Run presenting sponsor. “The hospital is happy to continue an active partnership with the YMCA,” said Tim O’Brien, CEO of Mountainside Medical Center. “The Y is a great place for people to proactively improve their health, a perfect complement to the mission of our hospital.”

Fette Ford KIA Infiniti of Clifton returns as this year’s 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk sponsor. “We are thrilled to be a part of this great community event,” said John Fette, President of Fette Auto. “We look forward to seeing individuals and families out in the fresh air, enjoying the run/walk and each other. It’s all for a good cause.”

All runners must register online by October 4 at runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Montclair/TheMontclairRun

Race day in-person registration at the YMCA of Montclair, Park Street Branch at 25 Park Street is available on Saturday, October 9 from 6:30-7:30am for the 10K and 8:30-9:30am for the 2-Mile.

Funds raised make it possible for the YMCA of Montclair to fulfill its mission to strengthen individuals, families, and community by developing spirit, mind, and body. All proceeds benefit the YMCA’s chronic disease programs. The YMCA of Montclair offers financial assistance for childcare, summer camp, membership, and other programs to ensure opportunities for everyone to grow and thrive.

Race Day Schedule

• 6:30-9:30am Race Check-In
• 8am USATF certified 10K Grand Prix starts
• 10am 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk starts

Awards ceremony immediately following each race. Awards will also be given for best costumes. Costumes are not required but encouraged.

The races begin and end in front of the YMCA of Montclair, 25 Park Street, Montclair.

The Montclair Run is seeking volunteers to assist with the race. Volunteers help set up for the race, hand out water, direct traffic and clean up.

For further information about the Montclair Run and to sign up to volunteer, visit https://www.montclairymca.org/montclair-run/.

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