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October 28, 2023 Directions


Somerstrong 5K

10/28 10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

2-Mile Walk

10/28 10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT


USTAF Sanctioned Course at Duke Island Park

USATF Sanctioned Event

SomerStrong Prizes

In-Person Overall Top 3 Finisher (Regardless of Age or Gender)

Cash & Trophy

1st Place - $100

2nd Place - $75

3rd Place - $50


Top 3 Male and Female Finishers (10 Year Increments)

1st Place -Trophy | 2nd & 3rd – Medals*

9 and Under 

10 to 19









*subject to change


Halloween Costume Contest

Gift Cards or Tricky Trays

Cutest, Most Innovative, Scariest

Children | Adult | Couple |Group




RACE Starts at 10AM 

The Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey Somerset County Subchapter (PNANJ Somerset) is holding its first SomerStrong 5K, 2-Mile Walk, and health fair. It is a safe, fun, and healthy way to celebrate Halloween and promote healthy living. It will be on Saturday, October 28 at Duke Island Park, 189 Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 where registration opens at 9am and the race starts at 10am. It is a USATF Sanctioned Event with 500 Grand Prix Points. Monetary prizes, trophies, gift-cards, vouchers, and award baskets will be distributed to the winners. Halloween Costume Contest for the cutest, most innovative, and scariest in the children, adult, couple, and group categories. Overall Top Three 5K finishers: $100 – 1st Place| $75 – 2nd Place | $50 – 3rd Place. RAIN OR SHINE. No Refunds.

We invite you to join us in supporting our cause, whether as a sponsor or by assembling a team for either in- person or virtual participation. Your organization can also sponsor participants and families to join. Children and adults can dress up for the race, trick or treat, and enter the Halloween costume contest. Build a team of 6 for the price of 5. There will be dancing, booths, music, light refreshments, instagrammable Halloween decorations and more. Your involvement is instrumental in advancing our mission to empower nurses and uplift our communities. 

A substantial 30% of our fundraising proceeds will be directed toward PNANJ Somerset's Sunshine Fund. Notably, within the first nine months of 2023, we have already allocated over $2,000 from this fund to provide crucial support to nurses navigating both challenges and significant milestones. We are also fundraising to increase our nursing scholarship funds and continue supporting programs focused on uninsured, underprivileged, and vulnerable populations such as at- risk youth, homeless, battered persons, unemployed, and terminally ill communities, where PNANJ Somerset have donated ~ $25,000.

About Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey Somerset County Subchapter

For over 20 years, the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey Somerset County Subchapter (PNANJ Somerset) has been empowering nurses, Somerset County & globally. PNANJ Somerset donated over $25,000 towards vital programs. These initiatives provided crucial relief during calamities and offered empowerment  to battered women, at-risk youth, homeless, unemployed, uninsured, and other vulnerable populations. Additionally, we have extended a helping hand to nurses facing disability, illness, unemployment or dealing with the challenges of illness or loss.  Furthermore, at the subchapter level, we've proudly granted $4,000 in scholarships to deserving nursing students. Volunteerism lies at the core of PNANJ Somerset. Since the inauguration of our 2022-2024 Executive Board, we have dedicated over 900 hours to community service, impacting the lives of more than 2,500 individuals.

Throughout the years, our support has extended to numerous noteworthy organizations, including but not limited to Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP), Raritan Valley Habitat For Humanity, Zarepath Health Center, Visions & Pathways, Casa Shaw, United Way of Hunterdon, Alternatives, Inc., Dire Church, Project P.E.A.R.L.S., Maui Relief, Taal Volcano Relief, Somerset County Food Bank, Franklin Food Bank, Raritan Food Pantry, PNANJ Foundation, PNAA Foundation, & many more.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Somerstrong 5K Course Information

Timer For this Event is Racing NJ

Thank you Al Siuta for helping the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey Somerset County Subchapter. 

SomerStrong Virtual Participants

Away or unable to attend in person?

You can still support. Complete 2 miles walking or 3.1 miles running by October 31st. 

Proof that you’ve completed the walk/run*
Upload photo(s) online by October 31, and be entered for a raffle prize

*If you enjoy running or walking, just use any of the tracking apps like Strava or MapMyRun. You can start today or even upload this picture on the website to be entered for a raffle prize. We will mail the prize to you. 
Any questions, text Dianne Bautista at 908-392-5338 
or email

SomerStrong In-Person Participants

Why not attend in person?

USATF Sanctioned Event
USATF Grand Prix 500 Points
Timed Event
Run/Walk wearing Halloween Costumes
Go trick or treating
Awards Top 3 Male and Female - 10 year increments (9 & under & 90 & over)
Awards  for Best Halloween Costume (Scariest, Cutest, Creative etc.)
Awards Team with the most members
T-shirt and other giveaways
Instagrammable places
Music, Dancing, Healthfair & more
Facial, Massage, and more

Indicate T-shirt size
Arrive by 9am to pick up t-shirt, bib & other giveaways
Recommended to wear Halloween costume


Trick Or Treat


USTAF Sanctioned Course at Duke Island Park


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