About the Run

Welcome to our Ninth Annual 5K Run!  Join us again by running for a great cause.  St. George and St. Shenouda is working towards building a new church. By participating in our Christian themed 5K Run (run/walk/crawl/whatever!), you're helping us reach our goal of building a new home for our congregation!  As always, stay for the BBQ at the park afterwards.  Support the Coptic church by completing 5K as you observe inspirational Christian themes along the way.


NEW THIS YEAR: This year, the EYS5K is going host 2 runs that will begin at the same time. We will have a race for the youth starting at the age of 12-17 and another race for the adults from the age of 18+. Both races will begin at the same time and we will have 3 winners for the youth race and 6 winners for the adult race.. 


Professional Timing System: As every year, all runners will be timed electronically using a large finish clock, race computers, numbered bibs and more!

Date: June 18, 2016

Location: Saddle River County Park, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 
Registration Time: 9:00 to 10:00 AM. We will absolutely close registration at 10:00 AM! 
Start Time: 10:30 AM

Awards: Great prizes will be awarded in various categories, including:


  • The 3 fastest male runners
  • The 3 fastest female runners
  • The top fundraiser



  • The 3 fastest runners


T-Shirts: Competition t-shirts will be given free to all athletes!  Spectators may purchase a shirt for $10 either online or at the park. 

Dress Code: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service.  Guys and girls should dress appropriately.  Everyone must wear a top.  Shorts should be of reasonable length. Priests are allowed to wear their galabeyas :)

Questions: Please direct all your questions to: exerciseyourspirit5K@gmail.com



What is the 5K Run?

"But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God." Acts 20:24