Thank you for your interest in the "Lighting Up the Sky" Milltown 4th of July In Person and Virtual 5K Race.

We will will have an In-Person 5K  race and 1K Fun Run.  But we will still offer a Virtual 5K and 1K fun Run for those that would like to support our cause.  As the Race is just one part of the Milltown 4th of July festivities, we hope you will join us for a day of fun, laughter and patriotism.  As the race is always well attended with 500 – 1000 racers annually, it is such a big community and regional event to celebrate our country's independence day. 

Please join us in supporting many local and area charities by participating in the "Lighting Up the Sky" Milltown 5K.  Please note: The virtual race will run from June 1st to July 4th. Participants can complete a 5K (3.1 miles) wherever you choose to complete the run/walk.  You can run in your yard, in your home, on a street, on a treadmill, wherever it is convenient to participate.  We will also have our Fun Run that will start off at 7:30 am for those looking to participate but for a much shorter course of only 1 mile.

This Race is a major fundraiser for: 

Our Lady of Lourdes, Knights of Columbus Council. With the funds raised by the Race we provide support to many local and area charities, support organizations and community programs such as the following.
-Make a Smile Foundation
-Milltown 4th of July Committee
-Milltown Little League
-Milltown Rescue Squad
-Food pantries in Milltown, North Brunswick and East Brunswick
-Life Choices of Metuchen
-Ozanam Men’s Shelter, New Brunswick
-Lion’s Club Thanksgiving meal program.
-Good Counsel Homes
-Coats for Kids
-Milltown Girl and Boy Scouts
-Spotswood High School Graduation Week
-Nicole Surace Scholarship Fund (Spotswood High School)
-And many others

Event Fees:

$30.00 5K In-person race and a collectible T-Shirt * for registration on or before July 2, 2021. Registrations after July 2, 2021 will be $35 per person.

$25.00 Virtual 5k race

$10.00 1 mile fun run

Bib pickup will be at Road Runner Sports located at 501 Shoppes Blvd, North Brunswick NJ 08902. Pickup will be on July 3, 2022 from 2 pm – 6:30 pm. Race day pickup will be available on the morning of the race starting at 7 am at the Milltown Borough Park Gazebo.

Times and winners will be posted online after the race on

The Knights of Columbus Council 7250 thank you for your past support and hope that you can continue your support through the an in-person run, virtual race or by making a donation.

June 01, 2022 - July 04, 2022


Virtual 5K Race
June 01, 2022 (Wednesday) - July 04, 2022
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
Virtual 1 Mile Fun Run
June 01, 2022 (Wednesday) - July 04, 2022
1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
Fun Run (1 Mile) In-Person
July 04, 2022 (Monday) - 07:30
1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
Lighting Up the Sky in Milltown Knights of Columbus 5K
July 04, 2022 (Monday) - 08:00
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road


Jun 01 2022 : Clear throughout the day.
21.0°C - 34.9°C (69.9°F - 94.8°F)

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Last checked on 2022-07-22


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