A Boonton Recreation Program

Have you ever thought about doing a 5K, or has it been a while and you need a refresher? This class is for you! Join this 10-week fun, gentle, and non- intimidating training program designed for beginners who would like to run or walk a 5K race. Receive guidance and advice from experienced coaches.

Kids will work towards goals in a fun, supportive environment promoting pride as they work towards building their own mileage, while adding to the group total goal. With running and walking as the foundation, children will also participate in games and other age-appropriate challenges facilitating physical activity, nutrition, pride, leadership, and FUN. Children entering grades 1-8 are all eligible to participate.

Participants are responsible for registering and race fees are not included in the class tuition.

Receive guidance and advice from experienced coaches.

Jeff Eades

Jeff lives in Boonton with his wife Amy, and has two daughters, Gabriella and Madeline. He's a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has helped athletes attain national level and perform collegiately.

As a competitive local runner and triathlete, Jeff has run every distance from the mile on up to completing 100-Mile Ultramarathons through the hills of Vermont and Lake Tahoe.

He runs the Boonton Boot Camp at the Rec Center, offering 9 classes a week, plus a Youth Sports Program, amongst others. He also trains personal clients in-home and at his facility on Myrtle Ave in Boonton. He's a Certified Youth Sports Trainer and also a specialist in the Functional Movement Screen in evaluating movement and assigning corrective exercise.

Beth Cunningham

Beth lives in Boonton with her husband Joe and their daughters Grace and Lucy. She began running in the 7th grade and hasn't stopped since.

During her 8 year tenure as music teacher in the Rockaway Township school district, Beth co-founded the Girl Power Club for girls in 4th and 5th grade, which focused on self-esteem, nutrition, healthy habits, and training and completing a 5K race. She has worked at Fleet Feet Sports in Montclair as a running shoe fitting expert for the past 14 years and has coached 5K to 10K training programs through Fleet Feet and the Montclair Adult School for the past 8 years. Beth has also coached individuals and corporate teams to complete the 5K distance.