24th Annual Building Tomorrows 5K Returning to West Orange on April 9

Building Tomorrows 5K Run Walk Saturday April 9, 2022 Clipper Pavilion West Orange NJ

After two years as a virtual event, The Arc of Essex County is thrilled to once again welcome the community in person to its 24th Annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run and Family Walk on Saturday, April 9 at the Clipper Pavilion in West Orange. The inclusive event will feature a scenic 5K race, followed by a fundraising walk and family-friendly entertainment. All proceeds will directly benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The venue, within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, features free, convenient parking as well as a flat, scenic course for runners and walkers. Event check-in and all related activities will be located in the Clipper Pavilion near the Paddle Boat Launch area. Activities are scheduled as follows:

8:00 a.m. – 5K Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. – 5K Kicks Off
9:15 a.m. – Walk Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. – 5K Awards Ceremony
10:30 a.m. – Walk Kicks Off
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Entertainment & Activities

The event promises to be a fun and festive gathering for all ages. Dancing DJ’s will provide music from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Following the 5K Run and Family Walk, participants can meet the Jersey Jackals mascot, participate in interactive bubble demonstrations, prepare cupcakes and lemonade with the Chef it Up team, enjoy a 45-minute magic show by Ringling Bros. Circus magician Kevin Carr, and eat some delicious treats at the Donut Revolution Food Truck.

Admission to the post-race entertainment is $5 (free to event registrants and children under 5). Registration is $30 for runners and includes an event t-shirt; and $10 for walkers, who are encouraged to fundraise (all walkers who raise $25 or more will receive a t-shirt). For additional event details or to register, visit www.RunOrWalk.org.

The 2022 Building Tomorrows 5K Run and Family Walk would not be possible without the generous support from the community and our event sponsors: PSEG; William H. Connolly Insurance and Risk Management; Bogush Plumbing Heating & Cooling; NJM Insurance Group; Bird Pharma Consulting LLC; PuroClean; SAX Accounting; Bernie’s Tire & Auto; Benefit Management Solutions; StationMD; Manuel Juncal Landscaping; and Walsh, Pizzi, O’Reilly, Falanga.