Jonas Cattell Run Gets Early Start for 2012
The annual 10-mile race from Haddonfield to National Park gets underway a few hours earlier this year.
Planning on taking part in the annual Jonas Cattell Run from Haddonfield to National Park?
Plan on getting up early this year.
The 43rd annual running of the 10-miler on Oct. 21 won't be the traditional afternoon race, with the start shifted up this year to 8:30 a.m.
Commemorating the run by Jonas Cattell on Oct. 22, 1777, to warn Fort Mercer of an impending attack by the British, the race kicks off from King's Court in Haddonfield, heads down Kings Highway to Route 130 into Westville, continues along Broadway down into Woodbury before turning to Hessian Avenue and on to the finish at the entrance to Red Bank Battlefield, which will host 18th Century Field Day following the race.
Runners can catch a bus from the battlefield to the start in Haddonfield at 7:30 a.m., or park at the start and get a ride back from the finish after the finish.
Early registration is $10, and includes a long-sleeve T-shirt for the first 100 registrants. Race day registration, which starts at 7:30 a.m. in Haddonfield, is $15.