7 Bergen County 5Ks For A Cause

Get your steps in, get involved in your community and support a good cause at any (or all) of these walks and 5Ks taking place this month in Bergen County.


Between fall festivals, pumpkin spice treats and street fairs, there’s a lot to do (and to eat!) here in Bergen County this season. But what if we told you that there are also plenty of fun activities that give back to a cause?

In October, there is a slew of walks and 5Ks from which proceeds go toward local causes and nonprofits. Even better, these events are also great ways to get your steps in and to socialize with other members of your community. A win/win for everyone involved, really. 

Here’s a roundup of some of the area walks/runs happening this season. Just click on each link for exact pricing, registration details and more. You’re bound to find a cause here that means a lot to you!

  • Oct. 8, Run for the Kids 2K/5K at Ross Dock Picnic Area in Fort Lee to benefit Milal Mission, which empowers children with disabilities. 
  • Oct. 8, Spectrum for Living 5K at Challenger Road in Ridgefield Park to serve adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. 
  • Oct. 9, 5K Marathon of Coming Out at Dunkerhook Park in Paramus to celebration National Coming Out Day with One Of Us, an LGBTQ+ non-profit.
  • Oct. 9, Richard’s Run Ho-Ho-Kus 5K at Borough Hall in Ho-Ho-Kus to benefit children battling cancer. 
  • Oct. 16, Out of The Darkness Walk at Saddle River County Park to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which brings light to mental health and suicide.
  • Oct. 22, Making Strides of Bergen County at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford to help save lives from and bring awareness to breast cancer.
  • Nov. 13, Hero 5K Run/Walk at Bergen Community College in Paramus to benefit the heroes and veterans of BCC. 

Any 5Ks we missed that are for a good cause? Tell us on Instagram @bergenmagnj.

Categories: Bergen Health & Life