Essex County One-Mile Fun Run

April 15, 2023
10:00am - 11:00am

Join your family and classmates in Essex County Branch Brook Park on Saturday, April 15th for the 2023 One-Mile Fun Run, part of our 45th annual Cherry Blossom Festival. In 2022, over 1,000 children aged 6 through 14 ran through Branch Brook Park to celebrate the blooming of the historic cherry tree groves. Many then stayed into the afternoon to enjoy activities, crafts, and performances at our Family Day event held directly after in the Prudential Concert Grove section of the park.

There is no fee to participate. The first step is to get your school to register by having them complete one school entry form by March 1st, 2023. Permission slips for each run participant must also be received prior to the start of the race. Children can enter individually on race day. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and an award at the completion of the race.

Should you have any questions or concerns contact Jackie Matthews at

School Fun Run Registration Application

Fun Run Permission Slip