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Hop 5K
Spring Fitness Tradition

Hillsborough YMCA Hop 5K

As one of Somerset County’s premier road races, Hillsborough YMCA Hop 5K brings families and the community together in a fun race that encourages everyone to strive for and reach a personal fitness goal.

Hillsborough YMCA is pleased to sponsor the event which has continued to grow over the past 15 years and has become a fun, spring fitness tradition in the Hillsborough community. The event raises funds that help Hillsborough YMCA fulfill its mission to keep programs and services available to all, regardless of income.

Last year, a record-breaking 1,357 racers came out on Saturday, May 30, to support the Y in this certified run that takes place on a NJ USATF-sanctioned course.

This year, the Hillsborough Hop 5K will be the kick-off even for the Healthy Hillsborough, a day to celebrate healthy living in the community. Once again, the race will begin at Hillsborough YMCA and end at the Hillsborough municipal building, where a Health Fair will begin at 9am.

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Saturday, June 4

7:45am Warm-Up
8:00am Race Start
9:00am Awards

Registration Fees: Up to 18 years 19 and older
Pre-Registration by May 1: $20 $25
May 1-June 1: $25 $35
Last Minute Registration on June 3:
(In-Person Only)
$40 $40

The first 100 registrants will be entered for a chance to win an Apple Sport Watch.
Participants who register by May 1 are guaranteed a T-shirt. T-shirts for participants who register after May 1 are available while supplies last.

Register Now!

Participants can pick up their registration packets and bibs on Friday, June 3 from 6:30-8:30pm at Hillsborough YMCA at 19 East Mountain Road. Last minute registrations will be accepted in person at this time. Race day registration will not be available.

For more information on Hillsborough YMCA Hop 5K, please call Hillsborough YMCA at 908 369 0490.

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Course Map

Past Hope 5K Race Results

2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008 
2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003 2002  |  2001  |  2000

Current Records

Course Record

Jordan Magath (15:35.59), 2011.

Hoppy Award

Woodfern School, 2015

Top Male Records

2011 Jordan Magath (15:35:59)

2005 Ken Rolek (15:55)

2011 Brian Crowley (15:58)

2015 Stephen Rathbun (16:01)

2010 Jordan Magath (16:04)

Top Female Records

2011 Lara Shegosky (18:30:34)

2013 Lara Shegosky (19:06)

2012 Lyndsay McMeen (19:06.30)

2014 Lara Shegosky (19:07)

2003 Erika Johnson (19:12)

Top 3 Overall Male

Stephen Rathbun (16:01), 2015

Brian Crowley (17:21), 2015

James Cao (17:24), 2015

Top 3 Overall Female

Jessica Braun (19:26), 2015

Courtney Newman (21:22), 2015

Keira Forker (21:28), 2015

Top Mother and Son

Traci Kinst & Jack Kinst (41:29), 2015

Top Mother and Daughter

Janet McCrea and Erin McCrea (49:20), 2015

Top Father and Son

Prajit Kundu and Joyjit Kundu (43:51), 2015

Top Father and Daughter

Thom Kinst an Mae Kinst (47:20), 2015