The JMUDD Team has been participating in events since 2014. They started getting together doing fitness group classes including TRX, Boot Camp and In-Fit. This prepared them for obstacle races and trail runs. They have participated in the Tough Mudder, Spartan Sprint/Super/Beast, City Challenge, Chimney Rock Trail Run, Ragnar Relay and many more. Many of these races take place outside New Jersey. The purpose is to train for these challenging events, participate as a team, and to engage socially. Our team goal is to continue to find challenging events and to recruit new members who are interested in pushing themselves physically while having fun.

If you are interested, and want to become part of JMUDD Team, email Aviv at

Upcoming JMUDD events include
  • NY Half Marathon (March 2019)
  • Disney Star Wars Challenge(April 2019)
  • Tough Mudder Philly (May 2019)
  • Spartan NY (June 2019)
  • Spartan PA (July 2019)
  • Spartan West Point (August 2019)
  • Montreal Rock & Roll Half Marathon (September 2019)


Starting March 22-April 13: 4 week small group fitness challenge offered

  • Thursday at 5:00 AM with Aviv,
  • Thurs at 6:00 PM with Elisa
  • Saturday 1:15 PM with Elisa

Participants will record staring and ending weight,body fat % and water % in addition to taking a fitness test. Participants will conquer the workout of the week and improve their fitness level while being guided by an experienced trainer and supported by a small group with same goal.

  • Discounted Member Fee : $300.00
  • Fee: $350.00

Questions? Contact

Elisa Bowser


Meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 2, 2019 for 10 Weeks
  • Girls Grades 3 to 5
  • Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 PM
  • Thursdays, 5:15-6:30 PM
  • Fee: $140
  • Instructors Elisa Bowser and Deb Feldman

Meets twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games.

The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts:

  1. understanding ourselves
  2. valuing relationships and teamwork
  3. understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5K running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can. 

Learn more about Girls on the Run

Elisa Bowser


5K Run/Walk, and 25 Meter Kids Dash!
  • Registration fee includes race and post-race “BRUNCH AND BOND”
  • Medals awarded for various age groups, male and female.

Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities available.

Register Early and Save:
  • $25 – Super Early Bird Registration (through 4/5)
  • $30 – Early Bird Registration (April 6-May 5)
  • $35 – Registration (May 6-day of event)
  • $15 – Kids Dash



Raise Money for a Cause…Benefiting JCC Special Needs Programs for Children and Adults. Providing social and recreational opportunities to promote independence and involvement in the community.

In the United States, 48.9 people have some form of disability that makes them struggle with life’s daily activities. In New Jersey 405,800 of the 5,241,300 working age individuals reported at least 1 disability. Our JCC programs are an integral part of our JCC community and with your support you will be contributing to their ongoing programming, development and maintenance of these life-skills. We believe that we can, and must, ensure that each individual enjoys a life of sustained success and confidence!

Your donations and fundraising provide:

  • A Brand New ADA Approved Splash Pad
  • One to One Support Staff for JCC Camp Ruach and Throughout the Year.
  • Specialized Staff
  • Supplies and Equipment to Facilitate Learning and Promote Independence.
  • Trips into the Community allowing the Participatns to Test out their skills in Real Life Situations.
  • Subsidized Programs for Sunday Respite throughout the Year.

JCC Superhero & Princess 5K and Kids 25 meter Dash. Followed by Brunch & Bond. An opportunity to experience our JCC Special Needs Adults in action, bond with your JCC community and enjoy brunch and games for adults and children.

This fundraising initiative has been created and led by a committee of Teens and Adults at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC.