Resolution Run 5K, 11 am, Sun, Jan 1, 2017, Hillsborough, NJ Register Here
Reviews of the Resolution Run 5K - Hillsborough, NJ
NOTE:A few years ago, Active.com solicited comments from those registered for our race. These reviews are unedited as received through the Active.com website, except for modifying the name of the reviewer where necessary to keep them anonymous. We continue to get similar unsolicited comments.
Monday, January 04, 2010 6:17:42 PMDavid M said:I would definitely do this race again. The race was well run from beginning to end, and the everyone was very friendly. The event was well run. Before the race, there was good organization in getting the numbers, little shoe chips, and sweatshirts distributed. Best sweatshrit type thing I have ever gotten at a race - worth the price of the race. Parking was plentiful and right next to the registration and race.
The course is very flat and potentially very fast.
Approximately the first quarter of the race is run on a bike path on the side of the road. If you are looking for a time under 24 min. in the race, you need to start up above the top quarter of the pack. The bike path is narrow, and if you start any further back, you need to just move with the flow and enjoy the run. There is live road traffic on one side of the bike path. Traffic was not heavy, but there was enough traffic that it would not be wise to go outside the bike path to pass. You run with traffic, so you can't see what is behind you without turning around.
The second and third quarters of the race are run on residential streets with no traffic. In this section of the course, if you are looking for a time, there is more than enough room to fly.
The last quarter of the course is again on the bike path.
A problem I saw on the bike path in the final quarter of the race, was a young lady with a dog on a chain. She ran on one side of the bike path, and the dog was on the other side of the bike path, with the chain stretching across the bike path. To pass her, you had to run outside the bike path taking care to watch the traffic behind you. I am assuming that this was a guide dog, since the race rules stipulated that only guide dogs could be in the race.
Extremely well organized finish, and then pickup of water, fruit and bagel. There was a program where prizes were given and awards were presented. It was very entertaining.
Monday, January 04, 2010 8:04:45 AMmschultz2k said:I thought it was very well organized. I run socially, not competitively and this was a great race for me. I've run other races where it was competition and I stuck out like sore thumb. I was just one of the pack here. Best of all you get a really nice warm hoodie, meet nice people. Don't know if I'll do it again because cold weather running gets me sick.but if you can stand the cold it's a very good race.
Sunday, January 03, 2010 6:34:48 PMjoeyk1 said:Great way to start the year. Nice course, well organized, good traffic control, great hoodie and I like reading everyone's Resolution.
Sunday, January 03, 2010 7:52:11 AMMartin W said:The best New Year's Day race in central NJ. Great if you're competitive, mid-packer, or social runner. Good course, exceptional race management/organization, and great hoodies. Run this race if you can.
Sunday, January 03, 2010 1:33:47 AMreneej said:Gary and volunteers-thank you for a fun, well organized local event. Love the chocolate brown hoody in size SMALL!!!
Saturday, January 02, 2010 7:57:08 PMJLosch23 said:I agree with all of the positive things that have already been said. Everything was very well run. I look forward to running in this event again next year.
Saturday, January 02, 2010 6:10:00 PM“J” said:Great job coordinating everything Gary!Well organized team put together a great event.The shirts looked great this year too; nice color!Happy New Year!
Saturday, January 02, 2010 5:22:20 PMCrisAna said:This was my first time participating in this race as well. Great job by all the volunteers and sponsors. Well organized and executed - can't wait to do it again next year!
Saturday, January 02, 2010 4:30:04 PMLaura S said:This was my first time running in this race. It was super organized. I liked the mile markers enroute, the markings painted on the road, as well. The course was level, with volunteers throughout the course pinting the way. It all ran like a well-oiled machine. I will be back and would highly reccommend this event. Great way to start the year!
Saturday, January 02, 2010 3:50:24 PMnfiduk said:Great event and a great way to start the year. The volunteers were great, the food was great, everything was very organized and it ran very smoothly. Looking forward to next year when I hope to have enough experience that I will be able to run sooo much faster!
Saturday, January 02, 2010 3:35:44 PMAdam K said:This was my first time participating in this race and I enjoyed the experience very much. The event was very well organized. It was quite a nice way to start the year. I look forward to participating in it again next year.
Saturday, January 02, 2010 3:01:15 PMljoyce6808 said:This is my second year running this event. I have enjoyed it. Well organized and well run. Every one in Hillsbourgh must run to maintain the times they demonstrate in the times they run. It is encouraging to me to continue to do my best. Keep up the good work.
Saturday, January 02, 2010 1:34:45 PMfairweatherrunner said:Can't think of a better way to start the New Year. I agree, the committee did a wonderful job. Everything went smoothly. Not even long bathroom lines. And whoever arranged the great weather deserves a big thanks too.
Saturday, January 02, 2010 12:25:54 PMfitforlife2010 said:This was my first race ever. The event was run well. I will be back next year.
Saturday, January 02, 2010 12:09:35 PMLilly17301 said:I ran it 2010 and it was amazing. The course is well marked that goes through some neighborhoods. Since it's early on New Year's day cars aren't much of a danger. Plently of people come outside to cheer on the runners. The course is fast and flat. Check-in and post-race awards, food, and chip collection are very well done. The hoody that goes along is also very comfortable. There are almost many give-aways which made the entire experience worth it.
Saturday, January 02, 2010 11:34:48 AMJim N said:I felt that the committee did an excellent job. Everything ran smoothly, the race went off on schedule and the fruit, bagels and water were plentiful. Great job, Happy New Year and I look forward to next year.
Saturday, January 02, 2010 11:34:32 AMFreakin' Slow said:This race is by far one of the most enjoyable I have yet to participate in. All volunteers are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Organization is top-notch and there are always great prize give-aways. The hoodies are the icing on the cake. And you can't beat the indoor toilets! I look forward to this race each year. It's a great way to start the New Year!