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Sgt. Dennis Vaccaro Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Sponsored by the West Long Branch Recreation Committee

May 27th, 2024
7AM Check In
8:30AM Free Kids Dash
9AM 5K Start - Rain or Shine

West Long Branch Community Center
116 Locust Ave
West Long Branch, NJ 07764


  • LIVE / Text / Email Results
  • FREE Finish Line Photos
  • Personalized Bibs if registered 3 weeks in advance
  • Free Kids Dash
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Post run refreshments
  • T-shirts to all pre-registered (No shirts for the fun run)


  • Top 3 M/F Overall
  • Top 1 M/F Age Groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Largest Group


Proceeds from this event will benefit The Dennis A. Vaccaro Foundation. We are a non-profit organization with a mission to honor the life and memory of Dennis Vaccaro. We do this by supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities for Veterans.


Day of: Please see the event staff starting at 8AM.

Early T-Shirt & Bib Pickup: Available on 5/26 at Boro Hall: 965 Broadway, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 12-3pm

  • Hurry; Register 3 weeks in advance to get a personalized Race Number!
  • You must know your bib number in order to pick up your bib. If you do not know your bib number there will be a Self Lookup area. 
  • If you register more than 24 hours in advance, your bib number will be texted or emailed to you at least 2 hours prior to bib pickup.
  • If you register within 24 hours of bib pickup please bring your confirmation email, either on your phone or printed, in order to be assigned a bib.

Virtual: Your bib will be shipped to you. Please be sure you provide your shipping address while registering. 

If you don't get your bib in the mail, please use the live chat at, and we'll send a new one after confirming your shipping address (include an apartment number if applicable)


Course is mostly flat around Franklin lake and through the neighborhood of West Long Branch.

Start location front of WLB community center. Finish is behind the Community center. 

Parking is available in the back entrance Shore Regional High School (off of Parker) short walk to community center. 


Teresa Vaccaro
[email protected]

Follow us on Facebook @Dennis A. Vaccaro Foundation


  • LIVE Online/Email/Text Results and FREE Video & Same-day finish line pics
  • Find Misc Photos on Facebook @elitefeats 



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2. On Start Date visit - search this event.
3. Search your name - click Update.
4. Enter your time.
5. Optional upload up to 5 photos.

EARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!
LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.
BIB MAILING begins Monday prior to start day. If you register after this, please allow 3-5 business days to receive.
You don't need the bib to participate, it's a keepsake!