Event Information

Date                        Saturday, December 10th

Check-In                 7:00AM - 8:45AM

Line-Up for Race    9:00AM

Registration Information & Online Registration

Online registration will begin at noon on November 8th.

Online entry options will be removed by December 6th at noon.

We encourage online registration and early registration packet pick-up.

Parking Information

Parking is available on College Avenue in the various parking lots/decks located throughout the College Ave Campus. As the different parking lots/decks filled participants will be directed to open parking lots.

Participants are permitted to park at the CARES Building, St. Peter’s Hospital located at 254 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick. This may allow for easier entrance and exit. Please inform parking attendants that you are participating in the Big Chill 5K for free parking.  The lot is about 2 blocks from the College Ave. Gym.

Busing Information

In order to help students with transportation on race day to College Ave., extra busing will be provided from Busch, Livingston and Cook/Douglas Campuses. Buses will begin running at 6:30am to bring students to CAG and will run every 30 minutes from each campus. This extra transportation will continue through 10:30am.


The entry fee for this charity race is a new, unwrapped toy worth $5 or more for a child between the ages of 3 and 14. Please try to avoid toy guns and bows and arrows.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be held at the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers University, 130 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy when you plan to pick-up your race number and commemorative t-shirt.

Early Check-In/Packet Pick-Up

Avoid the crowds on Saturday Morning! Pick-up your packet early.

Friday, December 9th                1:30PM - 6:30PM           College Avenue Gymnasium

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, December 10th            7:00AM - 8:00AM           College Avenue Gymnasium


*Open Division - Awards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd male & female finisher in each age group: 6-11, 12-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

*Special Team Award Division - Top Team Award given to the team or organization that has the highest number of finishers regardless of finish times! Team categories are: Public, RU Athletics, RU Fraternity/Sorority, RU Student Club, RU Residence Hall, RU Sport Club, and RU Faculty/Staff/Student/Department. A party gift certificate to a local pizzeria will be presented (not to exceed 104 slices). No team can win the award in back to back years.

Other Information

*Check-in, rest rooms, and post-race refreshments are all indoors.

*Big Chill t-shirt guaranteed to the first 2,000 to check-in.

*Refreshments will be in the gym after the race.

*Results will be posted in the gym prior to the awards ceremony, Awards will be presented as results are determined.