We are the Woodbury, NJ Chapter of the Road Runners Club of America. RRCA is the Nation’s largest running group with more than 200,000 members. Our club supports running events for all ages, development of pedestrian trails through the City and Woodbury’s proud tradition of Road Running and Track & Field.
Woodbury’s own two-time Olympian Browning Ross was dubbed “the father of road racing in America” for his role in inspiring the formation of RRCA.
The RRCW sponsors the Benjamin-Ross Memorial 5K Run/Walk on the first Sunday in June each year, the Hot Run in the Summertime on the first Saturday in August and the Race Down Broad Street 5K which precedes Woodbury’s Fall Festival Parade each October. The RRCW also organizes the RRCW Youth Track & Field Series for elementary age children each May/June and supports the Woodbury Relays the third Saturday of April each year.
RRCW advocates for the development of Woodbury as a runner-friendly City, including the creation of pedestrian trails throughout town, use of running-related events to draw visitors and residents to Woodbury and for preservation and celebration of Woodbury’s proud running history.
Notable Woodbury runners include:
- Browning Ross, Olympian, Villanova All-American, AAU Champion, coach, mentor, race-organizer and founder of the RRCA.
- George Benjamin, Medal of Honor Winner, WHS and Temple University javalin-thrower.
- Jack Pierce, Olympic 100m High-Hurdle Bronze Medalist.
- Roscoe Lee Brown, actor and WHS all-star track & field athlete.
- Dick Caton, Jr., member of Georgetown University American Record-setting 4x800m team.
- Legendary coaches Cap Paine and Howard Staeger.
Woodbury High School hosts the Annual Woodbury Relays Carnival, South Jersey’s largest track & field meet. Founded in 1973, the Woodbury Relays award gold watches to winning relay teams in boys and girls events in Groups I-IV.