What you need to know

Welcome to our Sixteenth Annual 5K Run! Join us again by running for a great cause. St. George and St. Shenouda are working towards building a new Coptic Center to serve the community. 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 community by completing 5K as you observe inspirational Christian themes along the way.

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 14-17 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.

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

Great prizes will be awarded in various categories including top three fastest male runners, top three fastest female runners, top three fastest youth runners, and the top fundraiser!

Date: June 22nd, 2024

Location: Saddle River County Park, 760 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ

Registration Time: 8:00 to 8:50 AM. We will absolutely close registration at 8:50 AM!

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Cost for Runners: Free! :

Adults – must raise $75 minimum

Junior – must raise $50 minimum AND consent form signed

Both include a Shirt and BBQ

Cost for Spectators:

BBQ – $10
Shirt – $10

"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

Get your Race Shirts

 Competition shirts will be given free to all athletes!  Spectators may purchase a shirt for $10 at the park.

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

Dress Code

Guys and girls should dress appropriately.  Everyone must wear a top.  Shorts should be of reasonable length. Priests are allowed to wear their galabeyas.