About Running With the Devils

RWJBarnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils have teamed up to support the health of New Jersey through Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk.

This event brings together participants from across the state and supports the collective commitment of RWJBarnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils to build healthier communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.


Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and services at RWJBarnabas Health. 

RWJBarnabas Health is the official healthcare provider of the New Jersey Devils.

Event Details

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex
9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052

7:00 a.m. Registration (Cherry Lane between Northfield Ave. and South Orange Ave.)

  • Please check in at the registration tent to receive your t-shirt, 5K bib, and wristband*
    *All paid registrants receive free admission to the Turtle Back Zoo for the day of the event.  Your wristband will serve as your zoo pass.
  • Join us in Start Village for family-friendly fun and games, photo opportunities, meet and greet with the NJ Devils’ mascot and alumni, and more!  Start Village will remain open through the duration of the event.
  • Register online to save time at registration.  ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON 10/31.

8:15 a.m. Mascot Race, followed by Formal Opening Ceremony

9:00 a.m. 5K Run and Walk begin (Walk will start after runners clear race turn)

Awards presentation will follow the race.

  • USATF Certified Course
  • T-shirts for paid participants; medals for runners (walkers and runners must be registered by 10/31)
  • Free Admission to Turtle Back Zoo for day of event for paid participants
  • Mascot Race (cheer on your favorite NJ Mascot, including the NJ Devil, Scarlet Knight, Seton Hall Pirate, and more!)
  • Discounted admission to Mini Golf Safari and Cody Arena (participants will show bracelet at door)
  • Special appearances by the New Jersey Devils mascot and alumni
  • Fundraising incentive prizes
  • Music, interactive games, and more!

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Essex County Executive

Master of ceremonies

Kevin Clarke, Announcer, New Jersey Devils


5K Run
Runners - $30
USATF Runners - $25

Fun Walk

Adult Walkers (18 years & over) - $20
Child Walkers (ages 5 - 17) - $15
Children (ages 4 and under) - FREE


Free parking is available on site, at the zoo parking deck, and at 95 OId Short Hills Road in West Orange (just up the road!).  Shuttles will be available from the zoo deck and 95 Old Short Hills Road throughout the event.  Sheriffs will be on site to direct traffic.

If you require accessible parking, please contact Rachel at rachel.garypr@gmail.com.

Strollers are welcome.  If you are running with a stroller, you will be asked to line up behind the runners.

Bag and coat check will NOT be provided.  Please plan accordingly.

Don’t forget to tag your event day posts with #RWTD5K