CELEBRATE OUR 15th ANNIVERSARY AND HAVE A CHANCE TO BECOME A WORLD RECORD HOLDER!!!
This year, the race will be partnered with BSX Athletics to participate in an attempt to break the record for the most participants running a Thanksgiving Day race. Thanksgiving Day 5K races across the country will be participating to set a NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. It’s not every day you can say you were a WORLD RECORD CONTENDER!!!
On Thanksgiving morning don't forget to burn some calories, catch up with the neighbors, help the community and go home with a sharp looking t-shirt (and maybe more). That's right … please come to the Dick Meighan Memorial 5k Run. Once again, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the Upper Saddle River Rec Commission promises another stellar event. We expect the usual highly-competitive individual and family competitions, plus we'll be providing top-notch awards, a complimentary t-shirt, and a super spread of post-race refreshments.
2012 Photos by Studio Eleven. All fully downloadable!
To support and reward the participation
of young people, age divisions are: 10-and-under,
11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-24, 25-29. In 2007 we added
a new catagory, The Baby Buggy Brigade, to add a new element
of fun to the annual race.
The LOU LUPINACCI AWARD, initiated in 2011, in memory of Upper Saddle Resident and Friend Lou Lupinacci, will be awarded to the youngest girl and the youngest boy to run or walk across the finish line with no assistance. The award is sponsored by the Bauer/Guild/ Mazzutto Family.
See Our New Course Map!
The run was inaugurated after
the September 11, 1999 death of Upper Saddle River resident
Dick Meighan. Dick was a long time resident and active participant
in community life. He was a coach to hundreds in a variety
of sports which spanned the ages and interests of his four
children. He is sorely missed, but memories of his devotion
to family and community spirit live on in the race.
from the event continue to benefit the local community, including
D.A.R.E., Ambulance Corps and Fire Department,
USR Education Foundation, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, USR Youth
Triathlon, Shelter Our Sisters, Oasis, Children's Therapy Center, The Rose Foundation of Haiti, and the "Extra Mile" Scholarship Fund. Total donations
exceed $200,000. The race has also provided much Thanksgiving
Day joy to thousands of runners and their families. It's a fitting tribute
to Dick's memory, and the Upper Saddle River Recreation Commission is
extremely grateful to all who support the event.
Please explore our web site to learn more about the Dick Meighan
Memorial run and
send email if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
2013 Dick Meighan Memorial Run long sleeve shirt