Hillsborough Hop 5K May 30, 2020

As one of Somerset County’s premier road races, Hillsborough YMCA Hop 5K brings families and the community together in a fun race that encourages everyone to strive for and reach a personal fitness goal.

Hillsborough YMCA is pleased to sponsor the event which has continued to grow over the past 20 years and has become a fun, spring fitness tradition in the Hillsborough community. The event raises funds that help Hillsborough YMCA fulfill its mission to keep programs and services available to all, regardless of income.

If you are interested in being a sponsor at this year’s event, please download the sponsor form.


We’re thrilled that you have registered for Hillsborough YMCA’s Hop 5K and we are looking forward to a great race at 8:00 am on Saturday, June 1. The awards ceremony begins at 9:15 am. After the award ceremony, stay to enjoy the Green Living and Wellness Fair held at the municipal building and get tips on living a healthy lifestyle.


On Friday, the night before the race, all registered runners can pick up their shirts, bibs and race bags from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Hillsborough YMCA, 19 East Mountain Road. Anyone who can’t get there Friday can pick up their items on race morning from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.


Race day parking at the Y will be limited. Parking will be available at the township Municipal Building at 379 S. Branch Road, where the race finishes. Please refrain from parking along the race course or in the shopping center lot across the street from the Y. Parking is available along Van Bolton Road, Oak Terrace, Buckland Drive, April Valley Drive, Cedarview Court, Beechwood Circle and Wescott Road.


Please tell friends and family that they can still register in person for the Hop 5K on Friday, May 29, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hillsborough YMCA. Race day registration will not be available.


For those who are using a GPS to get to the race, please use the address of 322 South Branch Road, Hillsborough NJ.


To ensure the race runs smoothly, please follow running etiquette:

  • Line up at the start according to your predicted pace per mile. Runners in the front who are not a 6:00 min/mile runner may slow the start of the race.
  • If you must stop during the race, please move to the side of the road to avoid accidents or tripping.
  • At the water stops, please move to the side if you are stopping.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors

Hillsborough Youth Services Commission

Hillsborough Education Association

RWJ Somerset Sports Physical Therapy Hillsborough

Hillsborough Radiology Centers

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Frontier Financial Planning

Kumon Math and Reading Centers (across from the Y)

Super Sundaes

Life Fitness


Hillsborough Massage Therapy

Royce Brook Golf Club

Current Records

Course Record

Jordan Magath (15:35.59), 2011.

Hoppy Award

Autin Road Intermediate School, 2016

Top Male Records

2011 Jordan Magath (15:35:59)

2005 Ken Rolek (15:55)

2011 Brian Crowley (15:58)

2015 Stephen Rathbun (16:01)

2010 Jordan Magath (16:04)

Top Female Records

2011 Lara Shegosky (18:30:34)

2013 Lara Shegosky (19:06)

2012 Lyndsay McMeen (19:06.30)

2014 Lara Shegosky (19:07)

2003 Erika Johnson (19:12)

Top 3 Overall Male

Tyler Baum (17:29), 2016

Robert Stianchi (17:57), 2016

Kenneth Ellis (17:59), 2016

Top 3 Overall Female

Amy Williams (19:15), 2016

Kelly Cianciola (20:16), 2016

Janet Tolley (20:43), 2016

Top Mother and Son

Jennifer & Shane Wysocki (46:53), 2016

Top Mother and Daughter

Denise & Kelly Cianciola (49:20), 2016

Top Father and Son

Joseph & Aaron Wysocki (40:32), 2016

Top Father and Daughter

Jeff & Bridget Donlon (46:26), 2016


No matter where you are on your journey, the Y is where you can be, belong, and become.

For a better us.®