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Sunday October 27, 2019

Due to scheduling conflict, packet pickup will be changed to Saturday 10/26 from 10am to 2pm, at Mason's Cellar. If anyone cannot pick up then, race day packet pickup will be available.



The 8th Annual Rutherford PBA Foot Pursuit takes place this year on October 27, 2019. This year we will be raising money to benefit the Rutherford PBA Local #300 as well as Rutherford High School’s Project Graduation. Last year we had an amazing turnout!! We re-welcome our past participants and can’t wait to meet our new running friend! Those that join us this year can expect the same fun-filled day that includes a DJ, post-race BBQ and fun activities that families can enjoy together.


Pre-registration will be open up until the event starts. Pricing increases on the day of the event. Registration packets can be picked up on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10am-2pm. The location for packet pick-up will be at our proud sponsor’s location: Mason's Cellar, 32 Ames Avenue, Rutherford. *Note that Mason's Cellar's address has changed from 2 years ago.* There is still rear parking, located off of Union Ave. Street parking is also available on Ames Avenue and Kip Avenue. Pre-registered participants may also pick up their race packets on race day in the tent marked "Pre-Registered".

Entry Fees :

- Pre-registration: $25 

- Day of race: $35

- USATF-NJ Members: $20

- Day of race: $30

- Emergency Services Personnel: $20

- Family Package  (4-8 Members) : $5 OFF each member 

*T-shirts and race packets while supplies last - Sign up early to make sure you get the size you want!!*


Start / Finish

Start: Monona Ave at Memorial Park

Finish: Monona Ave at Memorial Park

Schedule of Events on 10/21/2018

7:45 AM - 9:45 AM Check in / Registration

9:15 AM - Costume Contest 

9:45 AM - Zumba warmup with Tracey Scrimenti

10:00 AM - 5K Run begins 

10:05 AM - 1M Walk 

11:00 AM - BBQ & Family Activities begin 

11:30 AM - Awards Ceremony




5k course:

10am: Start at the dead end of Monona Ave, R on Vanderburgh Ave, L on West Passaic Ave, R on Carmita Ave, L on West Newell Ave, L on Montross Ave, L on Washington Ave, R on Darwin Ave, L on Monona Ave to the finish line.  

1m walk course :

10:05am: Start at the end of Monona Ave, R on Vanderburgh Ave, R on Washington Ave, R on Darwin Ave, L on Monona Ave to the finish line. Walkers are encouraged to remain near the finish line to cheer on the runners until the BBQ after party.





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The Rutherford PBA Halloween Foot Pursuit was created by Rutherford PBA Members Scott Ahearn and Craig Capoano to raise funds for both the Rutherford PBA Local #300, as well as a local charity. Each year the PBA selects a different charity to benefit from the proceeds of the race. This year the race will benefit Rutherford High School’s Project Graduation for the class of 2020 The Rutherford PBA Halloween Foot Pursuit is a 5k run/1m walk throughout scenic Rutherford. 

Rutherford PBA Local #300 is a very proud and unified organization, which was established to create a strong and healthy work environment for current and future police officers of Rutherford. PBA Local # 300 is a non-profit organization and must depend on the citizens of Rutherford for support. The PBA local #300 relies on the neighborhood’s generosity to fund community activities. Some past activities PBA local #300 has sponsored are: Little League baseball teams, Babe-Ruth teams, Safe-Night Out, Jr. Police Academy, Annual High School Senior Scholarship, bicycle awareness for children, donations to the NJ Special Olympics Torch Run/Polar Bear Plunge, and many other charitable organizations.

Project Graduation is a nationally recognized drug and alcohol free night of celebration in which Rutherford has been participating since 1997. The event is filled with fun, food, and activities for outgoing high school seniors and takes place right after graduation.

If you have any questions regarding the 5K Halloween Foot Pursuit, please email Craig or Scott at :