Thousands of runners anticipated for Verizon 5K in Morristown, July 19

Route map for the 2018 Verizon Corporate Classic 5K in Morristown.
Route map for the 2018 Verizon Corporate Classic 5K in Morristown.
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By Carly Cannavina

The Verizon Corporate Classic 5K hits the streets of Morristown for its 14th year on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

This celebration of workplace fitness–which studies suggest can boost productivity–starts at 7:30 pm at Morristown High School.

Last year, more than 4,000 runners competed for 120 companies. Expect traffic congestion and road closures in the vicinity of Washington, Early and Mills streets. A map of the course is above.

Parking won’t be allowed in Morristown High School lots, so should seek parking in municipal garages.

morristown parking map
A map of Morristown Parking Authority garages.

Individual runners still can register until Wednesday, July 17, at 5 PM. (Note: registration will end sooner if capacity is reached.) The fee is $35 per person.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Jersey Battered Women’s Service Inc., which helps women affected by domestic violence.

The race’s top three finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions will receive awards, as will members of the top three scoring corporate teams.

Thursday evening’s forecast, as of now, is for sunshine, and a maximum temperature of 80 degrees. That will be welcomed by all; mid-summer weather has posed challenges in prior years.

Regardless, runners are reminded to hydrate before, during and after the race.

Carly Cannavina, Morristown High School class of ’18, will study English at George Washington University in the fall.

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