Road Closures Announced For Garden State 10-Miler Fundraising Race

There will be closures of parts or all of several township streets March 26 to accommodate the runners in the inaugural Garden State 10 fundraising race.

The event kicks off at 8:45 a.m. with the 5k race, followed by the 10-mile and relay at 9:30 a.m. and the kids’ 1-mile fun run at 11:40 a.m.

Closures and traffic interruptions will likely be in place from about 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

According to the township, the following closures and traffic patter alterations will be in effect during the races:

  • Amwell Road: Closed between Market Street and Elizabeth Avenue (expected closure time less than one hour)
  • Mettlers Road: Closed entire length (duration of the event)
  • Weston Road: Closed between Elizabeth Avenue and Weston Canal Road (closed duration of the event)
  • Weston Canal Road: Closed between Weston Road and Manville Causeway (closed duration of the event)
  • Weston Canal Road: Single lane alternating traffic between Manville Causeway and Schoolhouse Road (road will remain open)
  • Schoolhouse Road: Closed between Weston Canal Road and Randolph Road (Access to Canal Walk will be maintained from Randolph Road with single lane alternating traffic between Canal Walk Blvd and Mettlers Road)
  • Elizabeth Avenue: Closed from Amwell Road to Weston Road (Intermittent closures of various portions of road during the event)

Hosted by the Garden State Track Club, proceeds from the event will go to the Nick Magos Cancer Callout charity, an organization founded to help Somerset County SWAT team members and their families who are battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for noon, with an after-event reception set for the Stage House Tavern on Amwell Road.


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