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Posted: August 19, 2015

Roy W. Sommerhalter, age 79, of Washington Township and Bonita Springs, FL, passed away at home on August 3, 2015 surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with colon cancer. Roy is survived by his wife, Joan (Nee Holley), son Roy Sommerhalter and his wife Patrice, daughter Lori Najdzin and her husband, Michael, grandchildren Holly Najdzin McKee and her husband Brendan, Roy III, Derek, Robert, and Jaime. Roy was founder of Park Avenue BMW of Maywood and has been a major sponsor of the Fred D'Elia Ridgewood Run since 1996. Park Avenue BMW continues under the leader ship of his son Roy and son-in-law Michael. Members of North Jersey Masters Track and Field Club and the Ridgewood Run would like to express their gratitude for Roy's ongoing kindness and generosity, as well as that of his family, over many years. And we would like to offer heartfelt condolences to Roy's family on the passing of their father and grandfather. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to: Westie Rescue of NE, 4 Hubbard Ct., Allendale, NJ 07401, or American Sokol Little Ferry, C/O Joyce Nasta 124 Washington Ave. Apt 10 Little Ferry, NJ 07643, or Cystic Fibrosis NJ Chapter 1719 St. 10, Suite 229, Parsippany, NJ 07054 in Roy's memory.

Posted: August 16, 2015


BEGINNER'S RUNNING PROGRAM "COUCH TO 5K" STARTS August 15th - By Popular demand a new session is starting September 19 SIGN UP NOW FOR OUR NEXT SESSION!

It's time to get off the couch and discover the benefits of exercise. Join up with our gentle & friendly 10 week program. No prior running experience required.

Walk/run training program on August 15, 2015 with a second session on September 19th: time TBD Saturday morning first group at 8:00 second group at 9:00 am coached group training. Safe and supportive training for participants to run the Paramus Run 5k on October 18th, 2015. The second session will run Harrington Park 5k on November 14th


  • Weekly coached group session
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  • Technical tee shirt
  • Complementary membership in North Jersey Masters running club
  • Entry to the Paramus Run or Harrington Park 5k
  • Full support from the coach & the friendly North Jersey Masters running club
  • As a club member, access to meetings, team races, coached workouts, social events.

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Posted: July 28, 2012

The cost is $15 for members of NJM and $25 for non members. Reservations will start after Labor Day

Posted: June 17, 2015

Rob Conenello, a doctor of podiatry in Orangeburg, NY, ran the Ridgewood Run 5K this year as more than just a fun way to spend Memorial Day with his family. Dr. Conenello is currently recovering from stage IV throat cancer and has dedicated himself to rebuilding his strength to reach his goal of completing a half marathon by the end of this year.

A strong family man and an avid volunteer, Rob was set back in his cancer treatment, losing 50 pounds over two months of rigorous chemotherapy and radiation. Following his motto “Do Great Things”, Rob and his sons tackled the Ridgewood course with determination and energy, and finished strong.

North Jersey Masters wishes Rob all the best as he continues his journey to do great things.

Posted: March 24, 2015

Intermediate Workouts: Changing location! Wednesday nights 7:15 pm at BF Middle School. This is for all club members including C25K graduates, Run4fun, runners with little or some experience with speed, tempo, and hill workouts. Or for those who can't make it to the track earlier. All paces are welcome. Questions contact Dominique Hamel at

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