College’s Hero 5K Supports Veterans

Now in its third year, the Hero 5K takes place at Bergen’s main campus in Paramus.

PARAMUS, N.J. – The third annual “Hero 5K” Sunday, Nov. 4 at Bergen Community College will support student military veteran scholarships and emergency funds. The College enrolls approximately 130 active and retired members of the U.S. military.

Organized by the College’s wellness and exercise science department and veterans committee, the event will take place on a closed course at the College’s 167-acre main campus at 400 Paramus Road. Featuring a 9 a.m. 5K run – open to those in wheelchairs – and a 10 a.m. 1K family fun run for children eight-years-old and under, the first 250 registrants will receive commemorative “desert camo” t-shirts; children will receive capes and face masks of their favorite superheroes. Adults are encouraged to also dress as superheroes. Proceeds from registration fees of $25 for the 5k and $10 for the 1K will provide scholarships and emergency funds for the College’s student veterans. Awards will recognize the top three overall male and female race finishers and best costume.

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Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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