The Run O' the Mill is a 5k road race held in Clinton, New Jersey and founded by hometown Olympian Julie Culley. The race is now organized by the Hunterdon Lions Youth Track Club. Julie originally envisioned the St. Patrick's Day Weekend event as a community celebration and an act of gratitude for the town that embraced her in the years leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
The goal of the race is to provide a forum for runners, businesses, and community members alike to continue to foster the rich legacy of distance running and philanthropy in Hunterdon County by sharing in a 5K, which is the distance Julie covered in the London Olympic Stadium.
2018 will mark the sixth annual Run O’ the Mill 5K!
The Run O’ the Mill 5K benefits the Hunterdon Lions Youth Track Club, the North Hunterdon High School Running Programs, and the NJ*NY Track Club, which was Julie’s former professional running club.
HUNTERDON LIONS TRACK CLUB
The Hunterdon Lions Track Club offers an introduction to the sport of track & field to boys and girls in 4th through 8th grades. Our primary aim is to expose children to the multiple disciplines of track & field and help them gain an appreciation for what it means to attain, and maintain, a level of fitness. We hope to instill a love for athletics and a healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime. We offer the chance to compete with other children of the same general age on the local and state levels and, subject to qualification, regional and national levels. Perhaps most importantly, we provide a sports activity that offers fun and friendship to all ages and levels of talent.
NORTH HUNTERDON HIGH SCHOOL RUNNING PROGRAMS
Including: NHHS Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country, Girls’ and Boys’ Indoor Track, and Girls’ and Boys’ Outdoor Track.
NJ★NY TRACK CLUB
NJ★NY TC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit directed by world-renowned middle distance coach Frank Gagliano. The mission is to develop the sport of track and field in the United States through support of elite and sub-elite athletes while giving back locally by fostering programs to promote health, wellness, and fitness in the community.
In the Club's first Olympic cycle, Coach Gagliano sent 14 athletes to the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, producing one Olympian, one National Champion, and a total of 4 top-ten performances. Since club inception, Coach Gagliano has also produced four 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championship qualifiers, two Olympians, one USA Road Champion, and countless numbers of personal bests and standout performances. The team lives and trains locally and is currently raising funds to provide housing, training, and therapy costs associated with training and competition with the goal of qualifying for the 2013 & 2015 IAAF World Championships en route to Rio 2016.
Since 2011, the NJ★NY TC has assisted the Hunterdon Lions and Hunterdon Hawks Youth Track Clubs and is additionally involved with community programming organized by Pro-Activity Associates in Lebanon, NJ. The club volunteers regularly in NYC inner city schools and with additional New York Road Runners programming.