Sunday, October 4, 2020


6th Annual Cow Run 10 Miler poster

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Race Time

7:30am– Registration opens
9:00am– Race start, both races

Free Bus Transportation to the start line will be provided

Entry Info

Entry fee
Cow Run: $35 pre registration, $40 Sept. 1-Oct. 1, $45 Oct. 1-4
Calf Run: $25 pre registration, $35 Oct. 1-4

Start Line
COW RUN: at the Cowtown Rodeo, 780 US Highway 40
CALF RUN: 115 Market Street

Bus Pickup and Finish Line Location
115 Market Street
Salem NJ 08079

NOTICE: You may WALK with strollers. No dogs allowed due to insurance liability. Bibs are non-transferable.  Please reference our policies page for more details.

Benefits Salem Youth Recreation and Stand Up For Salem

COW FUN: Mostly flat, rural farmland in scenic Salem County NJ
CALF RUN: flat rural out and back course

Course Map - Link coming soon


  • High Tech Cow T-Shirt
  • Cow Medals for finishers
  • Bus to start
  • Beer Garden for those 21 years of age and older
  • Snack Bag (even if you don't finish)


  • Awards to overall male/female winners and overall male/female masters
  • Awards to top 3 male/female in 10 year age groups 13 & under through 70 & over

NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using the MYLAPS BibTag Timing System

View race results here. They will be posted online during the race and complete results will be posted once the race is complete.

For more information, contact Chris Davenport This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This race retraces the original 10 miles of the 1778 cow run or “Great Cow Chase” of cattle “foraged” from Salem County by American soldiers led by Anthony “Mad Anthony” Wayne. Wayne gathered about 150 Salem County cows in Salem City and headed toward Valley Forge and the starving soldiers on February 23 of that year. We thought about having our race in February but then we thought it might be cold. Anyway the cows were run up Old Kings Highway (which is most of our run) all the way up to the Ben Franklin Bridge, which they couldn’t use yet so they kept on going up to somewhere they could cross the river . . . for a better description try this .

We think it’s a great story which doesn’t get enough attention, so in honor of those cows who took that one way trip and the great Americans who stole them, we run in a herd . . . back to where they started!

2019 Race Results  2019 Photos

2018 Race Results  2018 Photos

2017 Race Results  2017 photos

2016 Race Results

More 2016 Photos by B.J. Ayars


2015 Race Results

So . . . yes there was a cow incident in 2015 . . . but everyone was ok. The herd of people did scare the cow however, but he received treatment from an expert in the field, and is mooving around just fine now.

A whole lot more great pics by BJ Ayars here!


2014 Pics

More Pictures by BJ Ayars.

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