Northwest Christian School

NCS Dora Pedersen 5k

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The Dora Pedersen 5k

Thank you to all our runners and supporters!

Please keep checking back periodically as we plan to host this

race again in the future and would love for you to join us!!


Hosted on the Campus of

Northwest Christian School
92 Route 519 (Newton Halsey Road), Newton, NJ


9:30AM Dash Start

Registration Fees:

Dora Dash $10

Race Registration Fees:

Student (up to age 18) $20

Early Bird Registration: $25.00 until April 1st 

Advance Registration:  $30.00

Day of Race:  $35.00

$3.00 discount for USATF members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (Registration Closed)

See complete event details below.

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Event Information (PDF's)
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Dora's Story

In 2010, Northwest Christian School established The Dora Pedersen 5k, named in memory of our good friend and former NCS gym teacher Dora Pedersen.  Read more about Dora's inspiring story, and of her source of strength to persevere, even through the most difficult and painful times in life.  

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The Dora Pedersen 5k Course Map

View the USATF certifed course map for The Dora Pedersen 5k (run/walk)

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The Dora Pedersen 5k Awards Ceremony Categories

Following The Dora Pedersen 5k, an Awards Ceremony will take place at approx. 9:30 am.  See the award categories here!

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Dora Pedersen 5K Donation Form

Dora Pedersen 5K Donation Form

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Sponsors & Supporters

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A.B.Sea Interline Cruises & Club Med

A.B.Sea has been selling cruises and Club Med vacations since 1997.  We have over 20,000 clients, many who have been using our services from the very beginning.  Our number one goal is to keep our customers happy!  Call today 973-948-2828.


Cerbo's Garden Center & Greenhouse

Established in 1913, it has been our pleasure to serve the horticultural needs of our community for the past 102 years.  Our family business is now operated by the third generation with the fourth generation helping out. Our locations in Morris & Sussex Counties serve many homes, schools, churches and various other non profit organizations with the products and knowledge they need to carry their landscaping, gardening and environmental needs to fruition. One of the reasons so many individuals and institutions come to Cerbo's is that we are a full service garden center growing many of our own plants. Live material purchased from Cerbo's has a better chance of survival since it was grown in the climate and environment in which it will be planted minimizing transplant loss. Our philosophy has always been to serve the community in which we live and are very supportive of all programs in the community that enhance the horticultural knowledge of the general public. 


Holland American Bakery

More than just a bakery, our store features all kinds of Dutch treats from cheeses, breads, candies, to seasonings and soup mixes.  We are a family business, bringing a touch of the old coutry to America for three generations.  We offer Dutch Speculaas and many other cookies and pastries, baked on site.   We prepare custom orders and specialty cakes as well.  We are open Tuesday-Saturday, 6 am- 6 pm and are located at 246 Rte. 23, Sussex, NJ,  973-875-5258.


Layton Valley

Layton Valley


Mr. & Mrs. Chris & Sandy Pedersen

Loving father and mother-in-law of Dora Pedersen, Chris and Sandy have always been valued supporters of our 5K.


Skyland Smiles


As your Tri-state, Skylands area orthodontist, Dr. Joseph Lohner is pleased to welcome you to our practice! He has been practicing in the Sussex County area since 1988. Every day, Dr. Lohner is inspired by the skilled team of people he has the pleasure of working with and the patients he treats. He looks forward to sharing in your life-improving orthodontic experience, and feels honored that you've chosen Skyland Smiles to provide your treatment.


As an orthodontic specialist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Lohner is able to custom-tailor treatment strategies from a large variety of available techniques. His treatment philosophy is non-extraction oriented whenever possible, working toward straight, beautiful, and healthy teeth and smiles. Dr. Lohner also:

  • Taught as an instructor at his alma mater, UMDNJ, in the orthodontic residency program, for ten years
  • Is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Was voted as “Best Non-Extraction Practitioner” by his residents
  • Serves as a charter board member of Seminars for the Advancement of Dental Excellence, a study group which is affiliated with the Seattle Study Club


  • All appliances are custom-made for our patients in our practice’s in-house lab, allowing you to begin your treatment as soon as possible.
  • Our practice utilizes up-to-date technology including digital imaging, online access to records, appointment information, and account information, and email and text message communication. 
  • Our schedule days and hours rotate between our two office locations, offering you the convenience of choosing the location closest to you.
  • The entire team lives here in Sussex County and we have raised our families here. Someone is always on-call and available to handle after-hour emergencies.
  • Our business manager and financial coordinator are experts in managing flexible payment arrangements and making sure you receive your maximum insurance benefit.

Incredible results and inspiring journeys – see some of our patients' before and after photos next time you visit our practice.


Swartswood Deli

Swartswood Deli is located at 911 Swartswood Road, Newton (just 7 miles out of the heart of Newton in Stillwater on the edge of Swartswood State Park) It is open 7 days a week from 5am-9pm.  Breakfast sandwiches are served all day as well as a full menu of deli sandwiches using the finest Thumann's meats and cheeses.  Burgers, fries, Philly Cheese steaks and specialty Paninis are also on the menu! All sandwiches are made to order so you are guaranteed to get the sandwich you like!  Novelty Ice Creams are supplied by Hershey Ice Cream and there is a sporting goods section with lures, live bait and other necessities for the outdoorsman taking advantage of the local lakes and streams.  Last but not least there are some grocery supplies for locals as well as campers in the State park.  Feel free to call in orders before you leave and we will have it ready for you! 973-579-DELI


Tire King

Tire King: Where anyone can afford to RE-TIRE.

We offer a wide range of general automotive repair services to customers from Sussex, NJ, Newton, NJ, Hardyston, NJ, and surrounding areas.  As a tire dealer, we carry consumer tires, farm tires, commercial tires, industrial tires, and OTR tires from some of the most respected names in tires, like Cooper, Goodyear, and Continental. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Schedule your appointment with Tire King online today for superior service from a group of automotive professionals. You can also contact us at (973) 875-5950.  We are located at 11 Lower Unionville Road, Wantage, NJ 07461.


Veritas Christian Academy

Veritas Christian Academy is a Christian high school serving northwest New Jersey and the surrounding regions. We chose the name Veritas because it is Latin for truth, Christian to signify that Christ is at the center of our education, and Academy because we are committed to excellence in our academics. Because children spend the majority of their waking hours at school, teachers and fellow students play a major role in shaping how students develop their worldview. At Veritas, this influence is anchored in Christian values.

At Veritas, we envision a whole new generation of parents who have a conviction about discipling their children with God’s glory in mind-- understanding that it is a three-fold process incorporating the church, the home, and the school. Just think about how much could be accomplished if we, as mentors, were all working toward the same goal. We see a whole new generation of young adults entering their vocations who have been trained in wisdom, truth and a strong faith.

Please pray for Veritas Christian Academy and its leaders. Although prayer is often overlooked in today’s world, we believe in the power of prayer.  Call us at 973-579-6333.


Wantage Excavating

Since 1964, we have taken pride in being one of northern New Jersey's leading excavating contractors.  It is our goal to provide competitive pricing and top quality workmanship with the latest technologies and materials.  We are committed to excellence and stand behind each project, which is reflected in the number of our repeat customers.  We are fully insured and bonded.  Family owned and operated by Evelyn, Chris and David Vander Groef.

We serve North Jersey, including Morris County, Warren County, Sussex County, and Passaic County, as well as Orange County in New York.