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Charities & Donations

Help a charity and you can run.

Thanks to the Friends of the Spring Lake Five, LLC, and Spring Lake 5 Mile Run, a limited number of entries are donated to and available through charitable organizations.

In 2022, our Charity Partners were able to raise nearly $100,000 for their individual causes, with more than $1,300,000 raised since the inception of the Charity Partner Program in 2007.

We ask that runners contact the charities directly – runners are asked to raise a set amount in pledges for the charity. All the money raised will be given to the charity; checks are written directly and mailed directly to the charity, not through the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run.

Charity Partner Program

AFTER GENERAL REGISTRATION LIMIT IS REACHED - Click here for list of the Charity Partners with registration slots available.

Community Giving

In addition to the Charity Partner Program, the Friends of the Spring Lake Five donates to many community organizations. Your participation allows us to maintain strong local 
recreation programs and donate our net proceeds to many worthy charitable organizations. In the past 20 years, over $2,690,00 has been donated to many groups including those listed below:

180 Turning Lives
Allaire Community Farms
American Legion
American Littoral Society (Coastal Conservation)
Asbury Park 5K
Asbury Park Music Foundation
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 31
Coastal Habitat for Humanity
Collier Youth Services
Covenant House of Monmouth County
HW Mountz Booster Club
Interfaith Neighbors of Asbury Park
Lunch Break in Red Bank
Manasquan Ministerium
Mercy Center
Minding Your Mind
Monmouth County Boys & Girls Club
Numerous Fire and First Aid Squads
Numerous Running Clubs
Numerous Youth Organizations
Police Explorers
Sandy Relief Projects
Spring Lake Boardwalk Extension
Spring Lake Community House
Spring Lake Fishing Tournament
Spring Lake Historical Society
Spring Lake Recreation
Spring Lake Shade Tree Committee
Spring Lake Train Station Rehab
Team Freedom & Asbury Park Veterans
The Center of Asbury Park
Tri-Shore Little League

Scholarship Program

The 2024 Friends of the Spring Lake Five Scholarship is open to 2024 High School graduates who are permanent residents of Spring Lake, Belmar, Avon, Spring Lake Heights, Manasquan, Sea Girt or Brielle.  Application deadline is May 1 , 2024. Winners will be notified in early June.   

The Scholarship will be awarded to 3 Applicants who meet the following criteria:
-Must reside in Spring Lake, Belmar, Avon, Spring Lake Heights, Manasquan, Sea Girt or Brielle.
-Must be graduating high school in June 2023.
-Must provide your school transcript and show acceptance letter from a 2-year or a 4-year college.
-Must have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or above.

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