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Doug Williams 5000 Meter Run

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 The Doug Williams 5000 Meter Run is pen to runners, joggers, & walkers. The 5K Course is a USATF-­‐NJ route, which follows North Mountain Avenue through Anderson Park and back via Edgemont And Valley Roads in Montclair.

WHEN: Sunday, September 13th, 2015
START & FINISH: Tierney's Tavern 136 Valley Road, in Montclair, New Jersey.
TIME: 5000 Meter Run: 9:00 AM Sharp
RACE PACKET PICK-UP: 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM @ Tierney's Tavern



In Memoriam: Doug Williams 05/22/62 – 10/09/11

On October 9, 2011, Doug Williams, a longtime resident of Montclair  and  member  of  the  Essex  Running  Club,  was  walking home on Upper Mountain Avenue after grabbing a bite  at  Tierney's  when  he  was  suddenly  and  violently  struck by a passing vehicle, which sped away. Tragically, Doug was found at the scene and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
To date, the driver of that vehicle has never come forward, nor ever been found. In that moment, we were robbed of a  man  known  by  all  for  his  gentle  soul,  trademark  laugh,  and caring nature. Each September to commemorate the anniversary  of  his  death,  Doug’s  family,  friends,  and  runners alike will gather to honor his memory and recognize  his  enduring  spirit.  Doug’s  affinity  for  running  and taking part in so many world-­‐class marathons will be celebrated with a Memorial 5000 Meter Run through the streets of Montclair. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship in his name at Montclair State University, School of Business, where he graduated in 1985.  Please join us in this commemoration.



From the Garden State Parkway take Exit 148 (Bloomfield Avenue). Travel West on Bloomfield Avenue approximately 2.3  miles  to  Valley  Road  and  turn  right.  Tierney's  is  less  than one mile ahead on the left.

Take the Two Brew Challenge

Run both the Doug Williams 5K & the Oktoberfest 10K (on Saturday September 26, in BoontonTownship) and get a “Two Brew Challenge” bottle opener medal! The Doug Williams 5k is sponsored by Magic Hat, so if you love beer and you love running, it will be a great way to complete your weekend! Medals for participants in the Two Brew Challenge can be picked up near the finish line of the Oktoberfest 10K.


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