August 22, 2018

Helene Cody 5k Race Set for September 8

The 10th Annual Helene Cody 5-kilometer race and 1-Mile Fun Run is taking place on September 8, starting near the Cranbury Fire Department at 2 South Main Street in Cranbury.

The fun run begins at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9 a.m. The 5K is chip-timed and USATF-certified with water stations and musical performers throughout the course.

The post-race celebration at the Cranbury Fire Department features a DJ, drinks, bagels, fruit, and free massages. Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers overall and in each age group for the 5K. Every Fun Run finisher will receive a medal and trophies will be awarded to the top three boys and girls. The Cranbury Day celebration will begin immediately after the race on Main Street.

This event is the main fundraiser for the Helene Cody Foundation, whose mission is to inspire youth to volunteer, to better their communities and themselves. Prior to her death in 2008, Helene Cody, a Princeton High student, planned to revive the Cranbury Day 5K, a community event that had been discontinued in 2006, as a way to combine her love of distance running and community service for her Girl Scout gold award project. When she passed away, a classmate organized the first Helene Cody Cranbury 5K in memory of Helene for his Eagle Scout project. Every year since, the Helene Cody Foundation has used the event to bring the community together and use the proceeds to sponsor youth service projects and provide scholarships. All proceeds go directly to the Helene Cody Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity.

Additional race information and online registration is available at