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Posted on: June 9, 2022

The Annual Whippany Fire Company 5K Race Returns

4 firefighters pose for a photo with a child at a previous Whippany Fire 5K race

After taking an extended break due to the global pandemic, The Whippany Fire Company 5K Race will be returning on Sunday, September 11, 2022. The Whippany Fire Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; which has been serving the residents of Hanover Township for 107 years.

This year the Fire Company is teaming up with The Tunnel to Towers Foundation as a remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.  Half of the net proceeds from the day will go to The Tunnel to Towers Foundation and half to The Fire Company’s Scholarship Fund. Each year, The Fire Company awards scholarships to local high school students. The mission of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. They also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building custom-designed smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and aiding the victims of major U.S. disasters.

The Fire Company is now accepting applications for sponsors and participants. Information about how to become a sponsor or participant can be found at the end of this article. Race time is 8:30 am. New this year is a 1-mile fun run starting at 8:00 am, prior to the race. Same day registration opens at 7:00 am at the park for both events.


$30.00 per participant if pre-registered by August 21, 2022

$35.00 per participant after August 21, 2022 and day of the race. 

Students 19 and under and USATF-NJ members $25.00 per participant if pre-registered by August 21, 2022. $30.00 per participant between August 21, 2022 and August 28, 2022 and $35.00 per participant the day of the race. 

Active Military (with identification) $25.00 per participant. 

1-mile fun run $20.00 per participant.  

Corporate rate for 20 participants or more $25.00 per participant if pre-registered by August 21, 2022 and $35.00 per participant after August 21, 2022 and day of the race.  

All fees are non-refundable and/or non-transferrable.

The event is sanctioned by USATF. The 5K Course is USATF Certified and offers the Grand Prix on Township roads: flat, hill, and incline. Course starts and finishes at Bee Meadow Park which is located at the corner of Reynolds Ave and Pond Road in Whippany. Parking will be across the street at The Bee Meadow Elementary School. 

Awards will be given to the top three finishers overall, as well as the top three finishers in specific age brackets. Returning this year is the category for Firefighters running in turnout gear (SCBA optional). Awards for the top 3 Firefighters finishing in turnout gear will be presented. 

For more information or to become a sponsor or sign up to run please visit our Facebook page:  or website: or email the Race Director at Thank you and we hope to see you there! 

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