Menchie’s Beacon of Light Memorial Walk/Run


Saturday, December 31, 2022

On site registration opens at 8:00am.  Race starts at 8:45am.

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5300 North Park Drive

Pennsauken, New Jersey 08109

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Join us at Jack Curtis Stadium in Cooper River Park as we dedicate a bench and plaque in memory Carmen "Menchie" Hernandez. After the dedication ceremony, we will complete a 5K loop around the park or a 1 mile loop around the track, in her memory. A 1 mile and 5K virtual option is also available. LOCATION/REGISTRATION FOR LIVE RUN/WALK: Race start is located at the Jack Curtis Stadium in Cooper River Park, 5300 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109. T-shirt pick up begins at 8:00 AM. Dedication ceremony starts at 8:45 AM. 5K Race and 1 Mile Walk start at 9:00 AM. THERE IS NO ONSITE REGISTRATION. RAIN OR SHINE NO REFUNDS. VIRTUAL RUN/WALK DIRECTIONS: We would LOVE for you to join us LIVE. However, if you will be away or would rather run your own course, feel free to join us virtually! Runners/Walkers can complete their distances on their regular training courses, on a treadmill, or anywhere that feels right. COURSE: The 5K course is a loop around Cooper River Park. We will do a half mile warm-up walk/jog to the starting point then loop around the park. 1 Mile fun walk will be 4 loops around the track. This race is untimed. AMENITIES: T-Shirts are guaranteed to all participants that register by 11/30. Virtual participants will receive their t-shirts via mail by 1/10/23. Refreshments available to all participants. Tons of parking right at the start line. Multiple clean public restrooms. THIS EVENT IS FAMILY FRIENDLY!


5K Park Loop (Individual): $30

1 mile Track Loop (Individual): $30

Virtual 5K (Individual): $35

Virtual 1 mile (Individual): $35