glen ridge educational foundation 

Ashenfelter 8K & Fleming 1 mILE


In 1952 local hero Horace Ashenfelter won the Gold Medal in the Steeplechase at the Helsinki Olympics beating out the favored Russian contestant during a period the growing Cold War.  It is in his honor that we annually run the  Ashenfelter 8K and Fleming 1 Mile.   It  is the place to be for thousands of runners, families, and enthusiastic spectators on Thanksgiving morning and this year will be even more exciting as we honor the race’s namesake.   He continues to be an inspiration for so many both in the running world and far beyond.

Proceeds from the race support the Glen Ridge Educational Foundation which identifies and funds innovative teaching and learning programs that the borough's school budget normally does not address.  Since 1993 the Foundation has awarded hundreds of grants to fund projects that benefit every student in the district.

Become a Family Sponsor

Family Sponsors receive 2 Complimentary Race Entries and the Family Name will be printed on the official racers technical shirt...a very popular item.  Family Sponsorships are $100 and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


1.  Print the Race Registration form located HERE               DO NOT USE ANY OTHER PAPER OR ONLINE RACE REGISTRATION
2.  Complete the form below
3.  Make payment on the next page after you click submit.  I
f you prefer to pay by check, skip this step and include payment with        registration.
4.  Mail completed FAMILY SPONSOR RACE REGISTRATION form to:
     Glen Ridge Educational Foundation, PO Box 8063, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Contact Information

Please complete the following so we can send a charitable donations receipt for your taxes and be sure we have your family name correct on the shirt.

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The Glen Ridge Educational Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and qualify for corporate matching programs.  Donations can also be made if the form of securities which may be advantageous in regards to capital gains.  For additional information please email and consult your tax professional.