2020 Star of Hope Run for Research Half Marathon

Due to the rapidly developing situation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Star of Hope Half Marathon/5K. After much discussion with our race committee, township officials and Governor Murphy’s recommendation of cancelling events with more than 250 participants, we feel like this is the right call to ensure the health and safety of all of our runners, volunteers and spectators.

As a health and human services organization, we absolutely need to put public safety as the number one priority. We personally know what it’s like to see a loved one suffer through an illness. It is terrifying and you feel helpless. We couldn’t risk the potential of having a hand in possibly getting others sick.

We are sad for you. You have been training for months for these spring races. You have gone out and fundraised and made sacrifices to run for the kids who can’t. Believe that it is not all in vain. Even if we won’t be able to be together to celebrate in April, you can still make a difference.

This is a difficult and unprecedented situation. However, kids don’t stop getting cancer. The research can’t stop, either. Pediatric cancer is already severely underfunded. We have made so much progress in the last few years, with new treatments available, that are making a big difference. More kids are surviving. We can’t afford to take steps backwards in treating kids with cancer. That would be truly devastating.

In the next few days we will provide several options for moving forward. With your support, we can continue to do what we do and serve these vulnerable kids. Thank you, for choosing to run with us, from the bottom of our hearts. We hope you will stick with us.

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller


  • SUNDAY April 5, 2020
  • 6AM-7:45AM On-site registration and number pick-up
  • 8:00AM - RACE START
  • 10:30AM AWARDS

We have a ton of sponsorship opportunities to help you promote your business.  View our sponsor packages or contact Trisha Danze for more information.


  • USATF Certified 13.1 miles in Robbinsville, NJ
  • Mostly flat along country roads
  • Not entirely closed to traffic but in a rural area
  • Police and certified flaggers at intersections
  • Road support ends around 10:45 AM  


  • Maintain 12:30 pace (4.75 miles per hour) or faster
  • No relay this year, but we do have a 5K and 1 mile walk starting and ending at the same location as the half marathon
  • Complimentary post-race food and drinks for runners
  • Music from renowned local 80's band and raffle prizes
  • T-shirts to registrants before March 15, 2020, Then while supplies last


  • Premium medals to all half marathon finishers
    • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
    • 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over