The 2023 Waldwick 5k run and one mile walk

On May 7th, The Waldwick Chamber of Commerce hosted the 15th Annual Waldwick Chamber of Commerce 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk. The race theme coincided with National Lemonade Day and we partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation whose mission statement is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

The weather was fantastic with close to 600 runners and walkers crossing the finish line. Rob Albano, from Mahwah ran a blistering 15:28 to win the 5K Run followed by a photo finish for second and third place. Jorge Hernandez ran an 18:36 narrowly beating out Emma Bradley by .06 of a second at 18:36:06.
Top Waldwick winners were Ryan Soderlund 19:16 and Jessica Andre 19:20.

Special thanks to the Borough of Waldwick, Waldwick Chamber of Commerce, WPD, Waldwick DPW, Waldwick CERT, WAVC, WVFD, Waldwick BOE for their support in helping to make this one of the Premier 5K Runs in New Jersey.

Thank you to Volvo Cars USA and our generous donors who raised over $3,000 for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Everyone had an amazing time raising money for such a great cause. 

We are so grateful for the generous support of our Presenting Sponsor, Shop Rite Inserra Supermarkets as well as our 75 sponsors who believe and support this event year after year. Please support our sponsors as they have supported us.

Finally, thank you to our Waldwick Chamber of Commerce 5K Run Committee volunteers who for the past 15 years have devoted countless hours in making this a magnificent community event.

Please take a moment to view this incredible video produced by PQ Productions

We look forward to seeing you all again next year

Have a safe and relaxing summer!

Stan Kowalski
Race Director
W5K Run

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