Good Grief's 2021 5K Run & Walk is Sunday, June 6th at Giralda Farms in Madison, NJ. To learn more about our event, please visit our About page! 

Effective the week of May 24th, the state of NJ has lifted all mask mandates, outdoor capacity limits, and social distancing mandates. As a result, we have made changes to our event to ensure the most enjoyable day for everyone. While we are no longer mandating the use of masks at our event, it is important to note that our 5K Run & Walk is a popular community event, and there will be areas onsite that can get crowded! If you would feel more comfortable wearing a mask in these areas, please have one on hand for use throughout the morning.

Hand washing stations will be available near our porta-potties, and hand sanitations supplies are available throughout the festival area.

We Appreciate You, but STAY HOME if...


... you have displayed ANY of these symptoms within the last 72 hours: 

Fever or chills


Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


Loss of smell and/or taste 

Sore throat


Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea 

Unsure if you should attend? Know we will miss you, but err on the side of caution and stay home.

A BIG Change for 2021 - NO Day Of Registration!

For 2021, we are NOT offering onsite registration. Everyone MUST register online before Wednesday, June 2nd at midnight. We are still requesting everyone check in when they arrive at Giralda Farms prior to their 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk start time. Check in is also where you will pick up your event t-shirt!

Running in the 5K?

Our 5K format is just a bit different this year. Runners should plan to arrive at Giralda Farms at 8:15 to check in. Runners will be directed to the 5K Start area by 8:45. We will have a waved start beginning at 9 AM, with faster runners starting at the front of the wave. Slower runners can start at the back of the wave. 

5K Race v2.jpgAfter completing your 5K, join us for the Welcome Ceremony at 10 AM in the festival area. This area has plenty of room for warm-ups, several porta potties, a refreshment tent, a water station, activities, etc. Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, a picnic, etc. and set up a gathering spot for the day! A gentle reminder - Good Grief staff are not responsible for unattended items during the event.

5K Results & Awards

We will not be displaying printed results at the venue. Your finish time will be available after you cross the finish line on, and the full, official results will be available there after all runners and walkers have cleared the course. We regret we are not able to have an awards ceremony or medals this year. Thank you for understanding!

Walking in Our 2 Mile Walk?

Walkers should arrive on site by 9:30 AM to check in, to meet up with their team or group, and to see the 10 AM Welcome Ceremony.NNK - Good Grief 5k 2019 - Candids-Race-0133 v2.jpg Our Welcome Ceremony will be in the festival area. Our 2 Mile Walk begins after the Welcome Ceremony. Gather your group and head out onto the walking course at any time between 10:20 and 10:45 AM. We do ask that all walkers are checked in and on the course by 10:45 AM.

Our Kid Dashes will start in the festival area when all walkers have returned from the course.

Before and after your walk, join us in the festival area. This is a great place to meet up with your team, family, and friends. The festival area will feature our Welcome Ceremony, music, activities, and refreshments. Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, a picnic, etc. and set up a gathering spot for the day! There is plenty of green space around the festival site. A gentle reminder - Good Grief staff are not responsible for unattended items during the event.

Joining Us Virtually?

Tune in on our YouTube channel or Facebook page for our livestreamed Welcome Ceremony at 10 AM, and then run your 5K virtual course at any time on June 6th. We ask you to please stay alert, and obey all local traffic laws during your virtual run!


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Coach Heather at