Towpath “Train”ing Run


Jun 04, 2016 at 4:30 AM

Towpath “Train”ing Run

Grove 4 in Johnson Park

Piscataway NJ, 8854


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Entry Fee $20
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $35
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10M
  • 13.1M
  • 26.2M
  • 30K
  • 34M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 300

First Year of the Event: 1999

Description: The 18th. Annual Towpath “Train”ing Run, held on Saturday, June 4th, is a non-competitive group run held on National Trails Day to benefit The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, with a $.50 donation for every mile we run or walk! In 2015, we ran 2,685 collective miles and donated over $1,342.00 to The Rutgers CINJ. Run part, or all, of the 34.6 mile D&R towpath together in a group! The ‘trains’ (of runners) depart from Trenton and make their way at pre-determined paces toward their destination station, Johnson Park, in New Brunswick. The train stops at each ‘station’ along the way to pick up other passengers (runners or walkers). All trains are scheduled to reach their destination at the same time. Snacks, water, Gatorade and support provided along the trail. Feel the power of the group as you enter Johnson Park as one! The towpath should be in great shape by June- but we take what we get!! Run is done by 11am and we picnic and party till 3 or 4pm. Picnic includes hot and cold food, as well as beer, sangria, soda and water. Root beer floats was a big hit last year!!Bus transportation to your starting point, food and drinks and donation to Rutgers Cancer Institute included in registration fee. Registration is encouraged by May 14th. Applications are available at or register at soon. There are 12 different bus departure times from Grove 4 to get runners out to the towpath. New this year- we will have buses taking ultra- runners down to Trenton for 7:30,8:30,9:30 and 10:30 paces. Additional pacers added to keep runners on schedule, motivated and having fun. We will have access to hundreds of parking spots in Grove 4 . We will also support runners and walkers from a 7:30 pace to a 15 minute pace. Walk/run your distance at your pace and finish at the same time as those who started in Trenton and ran 34.6 miles. Imagine 200+ runners and walkers finishing as one!! Join us,


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jun 04, 2016

Held on Jun 06, 2009

Held on Jun 07, 2008

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