The Fifteenth Annual Big Red Race will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018. All proceeds from the race go directory to support Lawrence Township children who have been selected to attend the School Camp, a sumer camp serving underprivileged youth for over 100 years.
Adults will race a 5 kilometer course beginning at 10:15 a.m. This is a fast, flat, twisting course in and around the Lawrenceville campus. Children will race a variety of distances at starting at 9:00 a.m. at Keuffel Stadium on the Football Field/Outdoor Track.

5K Details: 10:15 AM Start

  • Please pre-register. Only those pre-registered by April 30, 2018 are guaranteed t-shirts. After April 30th t-shirts are as available.
  • All registered runners will be automatically entered into Big Red Race Raffle.
  • A prize will be given to the Lawrence Township family with the most participants in the Kid’s Race and Adult 5K.
  • There is a $20.00 non-refundable entry fee for adults; $25.00 on Race Day. $10.00 for high school students and younger ($15.00 on Race Day).


  • Top 3 finishers overall (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
  • Age 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
  • 1st Lawrence Township Resident (non-Lawrenceville faculty)
  • 1st Head of School
  • 1st Clydesdale/Filly (male 200+/female 140+)
Please Note: All Races will be held rain or shine (registration and children’s races will be inside the Field House should weather issues necessitate a move).

Big Red Race Food Drive: Participants and spectators are encouraged to bring canned food for the Big Red Race Food Drive in support of community agencies fighting hunger in the Lawrence area. Please consider making a donation and/or participating in the Big Red Race Raffle on race day. If you prefer, or forget your donations, food bags will be available for purchase.

Children's Race Details: 9:00 AM Start

  • All Children’s Races will take place at Keuffel Stadium on the Football Field/Outdoor Track.
  • All Children’s Race Participants receive a finisher’s medal and t-shirt. Though the race is free, we ask Children’s Race participants bring a non-perishable food donation of canned goods in place of the $5.00 entry fee.
  • Distances:
    • 3 years and under: 25 meters
    • 4-5 years old: 50 meters
    • 6-7 years old: 100 meters
    • 8-9 years old: 1/4 mile
    • 10-11 years old: 1/2 mile
Please pre-register for the Childrens’ races! Only those pre-registered by April 30 are guaranteed t-shirts and medals. After April 30, t-shirts are as available.

Big Red Race Sponsors

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  • Corporate and Individual Sponsors

    Revolution Prep
    Lawrence Township Community Foundation
    Husic Vineyards
    J.G. Petrucci Company, Inc. 
    The Shepherd Foundation
    Christine’s Hope for Kids
    The Laws Family
    Colonel David E. Schorr & Family 
    University Orthopaedic Associates
    Princeton Area Community Foundation
    Long Motor Company
    Colin’s Kids, inc.
    Terhune Orchards
    Bregenzer Bros. Inc. 
    Lukoil – Lawrenceville
    Bank of Princeton 
    Race Forum
    Lawrenceville Main Street Association
    TGA of Mercer
    Robert P. Casey, Esq. ‘63
    Robert F. Casey, Esq. ‘92

    The Husic Family
    The Gopal Family
    The King Family
    The Gillen Family 
    Dean Blake Eldridge
    The Rogerson Family

    And thanks to our many volunteers.
  • Big Red Race Raffle

    Many community vendors and individuals contribute to the Big Red Race Raffle. Please thank them for their support and support their work.

    Major Donors
    Athlete's Peak
    Bar Method, Princeton
    Boston Red Sox
    Cara Brown
    Carly Lloyd Photo/Autographed
    DiSimone Orthodontics
    ESF Camp - L'ville
    Flutter Boutique
    The Inn at Glencairn
    Lawrence Flames Hockey
    McCarter TheaterMcGrath's Pharmacy
    NY Jets
    PEAC Health and Fitness
    Revolution Prep Test Prep
    Sebastiani’s Fencing
    Schafer Gymnastics & Sports Center
    Trenton Country Club
    USSC Sports Camp

    Antimo’s Italian Kitchen
    Bent Spoon
    Dunkin Donuts
    Emily’s Cafe
    Fedora's Café
    Gingered Peach
    Hopewell Custom Cleaners
    Hopewell Tennis and Swim Center
    Lakewood Blue Claws
    Lawrenceville Golf Course
    Maidenhead Bagel
    NBC Sports 
    Oriental Trading
    Pennington Quality Market
    Princeton Univ. Football
    Purple Cow
    Small World Coffee
    TJs Pizza
    Trenton Thunder
    The Turning Point 
    Twirl Toy Shop
    Varsity Pizza
    Village Cleaners
    Willis Greenhouse

    Brian Millen: Fly Fishing Lesson
    Tony Rienzo:  Speed and Agility Trainer
    Paloma Torres: portrait sitting
    Nicole Uliasz: Power Skating Lesson

Big Red Race Committee

Race Directors
Jeff Durso-Finley and Holly Burks Becker

Canned Goods Donation
Paula Clancy

Publicity Director
Lisa Gillard Hanson

Big Red Raffle
Lisa Ewanchyna and Molly Dunne

Race Day Volunteer Coordinator
Kelly Wise
Camp Director & Counselor Coordinator
John Hughes

Pam Frakes

Cathie Lypowy

Director of Operations
Brian Millen
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