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Run4Rare 5k/1k

Event Details: Rain or Shine

Date/Time: Saturday, May 18, 2024 @ 9:30AM

Location: Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ


Questions? Contact Ashley at

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Third Annual Run 4 Rare 5K / 1K

Aubrie Rowland is 5 year old Raritan resident attending Kindergarten at Milltown Primary School in Bridgewater, NJ.  She was born with an ultra-rare Mitochondrial Disease, Leukoencephalopathy with Ovarian Failure (LKENP).  This condition is terminal and has no cure.  This run is hosted by Aubrie's mom, Ashley Rowland who is the Co-Founder of CureARS.

CureARS is a parent organization (founded by two mom's) supporting families and funding research that could lead to life-saving treatments for their children and others affected. 

Want to become a Sponsor?

Sponsors are required to register by April 12th in order to include logos on all print materials (such as the event shirt).

USATF Certified Course

This course is a USATF Certified Course (NJ16520JHP). Join this rare brain disease fighting community and dedicate your miles to the thousands affected by the mitochondrial ARS disorders and those who will be diagnosed worldwide in 2024. 


5K / 1K Walk & Run 
$30/person includes event t-shirt (if registered prior to April 12th), run bib and time tracker.
$40/person Day of 
Run. Includes bib and timed tracking.

T-shirt not guaranteed after April 12th.

Virtual Walk/Run or Roll
$10/person virtual bib included.

Child (10 and under)
$15/person includes event t-shirt (if registered prior to April 12) and run bib
$25/person Day of Run. T-shirt not guaranteed after April 12th.

$10 includes entertainment

*To note, all tickets are final sale. We do not offer refunds.

Event Agenda

Pre-Registration on May 17th is 



Date: May 18, 2024

8:30am Registration

9:25am Welcome

9:30am 5k Start

9:35am 1k Start

10:30am Award Ceremony

Registration Includes:

Family Fun Activities

T-shirt for all registrations prior to April 12th

SWAG bag for runners/walkers

More details to follow.

course map

Pre-registration Packet Pick-up

Cancelled due to logistical issues.

Registration moved to 8:30am on May 18th.

Run Shirts

Shirts included if registered prior to April 12th.


Top 3 Overall

Social media

Spread the word! A cure begins with awareness!

Use hashtags #run4rare5k and #curears


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Bonnie Reed (Team Dammie)

Silver Sponsor

Bridgewater Mayor - Matthew Moench

Todd Hendrickson - Team Dammie

General Sponsor

Gaetano Izzo
Mario Rossi Shoe Repair (Raritan, NJ)
D&D Travel (Raritan, NJ)

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