Race Information

Sprint for Monroe will run a hybrid event this year:  an in person as well as a virtual event on August 29, 2021.

Click here to register for the race!

A T shirt will be available for all finishers (pickup only in areas local to Monroe, available to ship for an added fee elsewhere).

The Sprint for Monroe continues to be one of Monroe’s biggest community events.  In its 29th year and going strong, its popularity is based on the fact that it allows families, neighbors, and friends to come together and celebrate healthy living and physical fitness.

“Where else in your everyday life do you see onlookers applauding wildly as Grandma and Grandpa cross the finish line hand-in-hand with their preschool grandchildren? ” says Dr. Paul Moyse, Co-Director of the race for over 20 years.

Last year’s 28th Annual Sprint for Monroe raised nearly $13,000, due to wonderful support from our many sponsors despite the COVID 19 pandemic.  We pivoted to a virtual race in the summer and are grateful to all who supported the race through sponsorships, participation and/or donations.  These funds were able to benefit COVID 19 relief efforts in Monroe.   Our race truly is a Sprint for all of Monroe.

This year’s race, sponsored by Victorinox Swiss Army and many other sponsors, will continue in its tradition to support youth programs, educational initiatives and other local not-for-profit groups.

 

Mission

The premier Monroe road race that began 28 years ago as a local Jaycees community-service project with just over 200 runners has evolved over the years to become a major regional 5K race and fun run with nearly 700 runners and walkers in 2019. This year’s race, sponsored by many local organizations, will continue in its tradition to support youth programs and other local not-for-profit groups.

The Sprint has always geared its mission toward funding local projects, charity groups, and educational initiatives for our youth.  The event seeks to give back to the community in meaningful ways by bringing the town together for one day, one morning, one amazing race.  Last year, our virtual event helped provide $13,000 in COVID relief through our Food Pantry, Project Warmth and other social services.  In previous years the race benefited the following groups:  Monroe Food Pantry, Project Warmth Monroe, Monroe Volunteer EMS, Stepney Volunteer Fire Department, ADAM (Alcohol and Drug Awareness Monroe), Monroe Youth Commission, Monroe Friendship Fund, the Chase Kowalski Memorial Fund, Monroe Parks and Rec Department, the Masuk Track Team, the Masuk Color Guard Team and Masuk Swim Team.

The Sprint for Monroe is a day where the community comes together to celebrate activity and fitness and to support each other. We run, we walk, we volunteer, we sponsor the event held in our own backyards. You can literally feel the spirit and the positive energy throughout the morning. From the registration to the kids’ race to the run to the post race party, the day is filled with fun.

Sprint for Monroe Videos

Join us at the 2019 Sprint for Monroe!!

Go back in time with this look back at our 2015 race.

 

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