3 Weeks Left to Earn Your 2021 Building Tomorrows Swag

April 2nd, 2021

The Arc of Essex County’s 23rd Annual Building Tomorrows event is just three weeks away!  Warmer temperatures make now the ideal time to start training for your first spring race!  Join us from the comfort of your community as we go the distance to support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  With race lengths including a 1-mile walk, 5K, 10K, or half marathon as well as creative photo contest categories, there are endless ways to get involved and have fun!

All 5K, 10K, and half marathon finishers, as well as walkers who donated or raise $30 or more, will receive redesigned 2021 swag including a custom finisher medal and completion certificate. Runners and walkers who donate or raise $100 or more will also receive a commemorative 2021 event t-shirt.  Registration for all run distances is $30 while registration to participate in the 1-mile walk is $10.  All proceeds will benefit individuals with I/DD served by The Arc of Essex County.

Get up and get dressed in your race day gear, stretch, bring your water bottle, and hit the treadmill, streets, or trails. Celebrate your finish by uploading your time and photos then share your success on social media! Use the hashtag: #BuildingTomorrowsNJ. Contest categories include:

  • Best Virtual Team Photo
  • Most Creative Cheer Sign
  • Best Essex County Landmark Selfie
  • Most Scenic Route

Thanks to participants and sponsors including PSEG, Bogush, William H. Connolly, Bird Pharma Consulting, NJM Insurance, Sax LLP, Benefit Management Solutions, Eastern Janitorial, StationMD, Wakefern, and the Livingston Rotary we are well on our way to reaching our fundraising goal.  Now, we need you!

Visit www.runorwalk.org today to sign up and start earning your Essex County themed swag! We’ll provide you with all the tools you need to succeed in your efforts, including sample team recruitment and fundraising emails, training tips, and more. Every step you log, from the convenience of your community, will help spread awareness about I/DD and support the more than 1,500 individuals and families served annually by The Arc of Essex County.