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Cupids Chase Saturday in Morristown; roads closed, delays expected

February 12, 2016 | Daily Record online article | article.pdf | Morristown Green online article | Morristown Green article.pdf

MORRISTOWN – Traffic delays are expected in town Saturday morning.

The Cupids Chase 5k Run is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of St. Margaret’s Church on Speedwell Avenue. The race will finish at St. Margaret’s and road closures and detours are likely to be in place from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cupid’s Chase 5K is an annual event sponsored by Community Options to raise funds and awareness for their mission of dignity and choice for those with disabilities, according to a press release from the Morris County freeholders. The very first Cupid’s Chase 5K took place in 2009, with more than 600 participants in Princeton, and was so successful that Community Options decided to make it a national event.

This year, it will be held in 30 towns and cities across the nation, including Morristown, and also Glen Rock, New Brunswick, Pennsauken, Princeton, and Seaside Heights.

Morristown officials are, however, warning people to expect delays and suggesting people avoid the area if possible.


The following detours will be in effect during the run:

Traffic on eastbound Sussex Avenue will be directed left on to Lake Road to Burnham Road then right onto Mill Road before going to Route 202 south

At Sussex Avenue and Speedwell Avenue, westbound Sussex Avenue traffic will be sent to Route 202 north, then to Mill Road and then back to Sussex Avenue.

During the race, no vehicular traffic will be allowed on Early Street, Mills Street, Atno Avenue, Sussex Avenue or any of the other streets over which the race is run.

Race course

Runners will start at St. Margaret’s and precede south on:

Speedwell Avenue and turn left onto Early Street;

Early Street to the end with a right onto Colonial – Milton;

Right on Kenmuir Avenue;

Left onto Mills Street;

Left onto Sussex Avenue;

Right on Ralph Place;

Continue on Willard;

Right on Marian;

Right on Fredrick Street;

Left on Mills Street;

Left on Early Street;

Right on Speedwell Avenue;

They will continue north on Speedwell Avenue and race to the finish line in the lot.