350 Raritan Road Roselle, NJ 07203
(908) 245-2350

5K 'Race To Replace' USATF Grand Prix Event

Location: 5K Race Course
Date and Time: 10/28/2017 7:00:00 AM
Contact: Dave Boff dboff@rosellecatholic.org

October 28, 2017

Legendary track coach Frank Gagliano
will host the "5k Race to Replace"
at Roselle Catholic High School.

This is a USATF Grand Prix Event (500 Points).

The star studded race, and the banquet later that day, are two of the many activities which are part of the campaign to update RC's track and field facilities.

Already three Olympians (Donn Cabral, Julie  and John Trautmann) from Coach Gagliano's organization have committed to participate and quite a few additional are expected to sign on.

A one-mile walk / run is also available!

T-Shirts for All Registrations Received By October 1st 
Others While Supplies Last!
Cash Prizes for the top 3 overall male and female finishers ($200, $100, $50)
Cash Prize to First Male and Female Masters Finisher (40+ years)
Net proceeds from this event will benefit Roselle Catholic High School in the effort to renovate and update the track and field complex.

Following the race at 2:30 Banquet Luncheon will be held at the Gran Centurion in Clark to celebrate 50 years of Roselle Catholic track and field history.   

Hear the stories from the Coaches and Alumni / Athletes who have contributed to the great tradition of Roselle Catholic track and field!  
Hear the stories in a way that you have never experienced them before.  

Like Joe Savage and his participation in the "Dream Mile"! Or Frank Gagliano's experience at RC and Beyond!  Some of the greatest athletes past and present will be in attendance.
The meet and greet cocktail hour will begin at 2:30 PM, followed by luncheon and presentations.

Sign-up by Aug 1:  $25
Sign-up between  Aug 2 - Oct 27:  $30
5K RUN  (USATFNJ members only)
Sign-up by Aug 1:  $22
Sign-up between  Aug 2 - Oct 27:  $27
Sign up by Oct 27:  $20.00*
*25% discount for children 12 and under given at checkout

All registered runners/walkers: $40
Those not running or walking: $50


7:00 am: Race Day Registration / Packet Pick Up
8:20 am: 1 Mile Walk Start
9:00 am:  5K Run Start
10:15 am:  5K Awards Ceremony
2:30 pm:  Luncheon Banquet

To download a map of the 5K race course, click the tab below:

This is a major fundraising project with an ambitious goal to raise the money to dramatically improve the RC Track & Field Complex We can only reach that goal – and make this much-needed Athletic Complex a reality – with the help of our alumni, donors and friends.

For more information and if you' would generously consider contributing, please click the tab below:

For more information contact Dave Boff at dboff@rosellecatholic.org or 908-656-3894.

Frank Gagliano Athletic Complex

The new athletic complex will be named after former RCHS Track and Field Coach Frank Gagliano.
During his 9-year tenure at RCHS, Coach Gagliano built a track and field program that rose to national prominence and set the tone for athletic success and traditions that the RCHS community would enjoy for 57 years following his leadership.
His Lion’s notably captured 3 Penn Relay Championshipof America titles, 3 NJ State Indoor Track titles and a State Cross Country Championship. Coach Gagliano continued his coaching career with success at Manhattan University, Rutgers University, The Nike Farm Team and as head coach at Georgetown University for 18 years.
Bobby Hoffman Championship Track
Part of the new athletic complex, The Bobby Hoffman Championship Track will be named after Bobby Hoffman, a dedicated, loyal and hard-working RCHS student-athlete who was a 12-time varsity letter winner and member of Coach Gagliano's Cross Country and Indoor Track teams. 
He ran on RC’s first two Penn Relay Championship of America teams and was named the Union County Scholar Athlete during his 1965 senior year. After graduation, Bobby became the first RC student to attend the US Military Academy at West Point.

After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam where Bobby led the last US Rangers combat mission of that war, he continued to serve his country in the military for 20 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. After retirement, Bobby worked for FitForce, a company that assessed the fitness levels of police forces across the United States and designed the police fitness programs. Bobby passed away the summer of 2017 after a courageous battle with brain cancer and had the distinct special honor of burial at West Point.