Friday, April 5, 2013

Cherry Blossom Time in Essex County

You can celebrate the blooms of spring by racing, running or walking through Essex County Branch Brook Park.  Some events require advance registration.

Saturday, April 6: Cherry Blossom Challenge
Race through the Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, a competitive New Jersey bike tradition, or cheer on the cyclists while enjoying a day in the fresh spring air. Registration fees apply. To register, visit

Saturday, April 6: Essex in Bloom Photo Workshop
Celebrate the arrival of spring by honing your photography skills in the cherry tree groves. All levels of experience welcome. Registration fees apply. To register, call 973.377.6454. Sponsored by Unique Photo.

Sunday, April 7: Cherry Blossom 10K Run
Run through the cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race that benefits Special Olympics of NJ. Registration fees apply to the 10K. To register, visit

Saturday, April 20: Essex County One-Mile Fun Run/Walk
The school registration deadline for the annual Essex County One-Mile Fun Run/Walk in Essex County Branch Brook Park is almost here. This year’s fun run/walk will be held at 10am near the Prudential Concert Grove in the Southern Division of the Park. As always, this event is free to participate, but schools should register in advance to guarantee T-shirts for their students.

Branch Brook Park webcam

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