March 20, 2024

Expressing Thanks to Community Members  Who Supported Successful Princeton 5K

To the Editor:
The Princeton High School Cross Country-Track & Field Boosters would like to thank many in the community for supporting the Princeton 5K that was held on Saturday, March 16. We had a record turnout with 487 people, ages 6 to 77, crossing the finish line of the 5K, and another 50 young athletes in the 300-meter kids dash. We thank everyone who came out to run, walk, and cheer.

We are extremely fortunate to have an amazing group of sponsors this year. Princeton Tree Care returned as a gold sponsor for the third year in a row. Perennial sponsors jaZams, Princeton Orthopaedics Associates, and Queenston Realty joined them at the gold level this year. First-time sponsors Lawrenceville Foot Care and Tacoria also contributed at the gold level. Fleet Feet Princeton Running Company returned as a silver sponsor, donated awards for top finishers, and held our packet pick-up event. The Princeton 5K is the largest annual fundraiser for the PHSCCTF Booster club, a 501(c)(3). All donations directly support the Princeton High School Boys and Girls Cross-Country and Track & Field teams. Please check out all our sponsors at

We also thank the Princeton Public Schools district and its facilities staff for allowing us to use its facilities and for having great support staff there for us early on race morning with everything we needed. We really appreciate the Princeton Police Department and the coaches and student-athletes of the PHS track & field team for keeping our participants safe on the course. Many more people volunteered their time to help put on this event before, during, and after race day. It is very rewarding to be part of something where so many come together to help.

Overseeing it all was our incredible race manager, Hilary Biggs. Her expertise, and commitment to making sure everything was well-planned, ensured that the event materialized once again without a hitch. She has been an incredible partner to us for many years and deserves a ton of credit for this very successful event.

We hope to see the community out supporting the PHS track team this spring, the cross country team in the fall, and participating in the 5K next year on March 22, 2025.

Geanne Metaxas
Booster Club President
Stone Cliff Road

Charlie Roth
Booster Club Treasurer
Duffield Place

Rob And Ashleigh Tangen
5K Lead Organizers
Shady Brook Lane