Event Information

Date                        SATURDAY, December 6th

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

Line-Up for Race    9:00AM

Registration Information & Online Registration

Online registration is available HERE.

Online entry options will be when we reach capacity.

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

Mail-In Registration

Send in this completed registration form (Individual or Team) to:

Big Chill 5K, Rutgers Recreation, 656 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Call-In Registration

Call us at 848-445-0462 to register by phone.

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.

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 $10 or more for a child between the ages of 3 and 14. Please no toy guns, nerf guns or bows and arrows. We can not except them.

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 5th                1:00PM - 6:30PM           College Avenue Gymnasium

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, December 6th            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: 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 3,000 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.