Building Tomorrows 20th Anniversary Registration Now Open

January 22nd, 2018

The Arc of Essex County’s 20th Annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run, Family Walk, and Fun Fest will return to The Clipper Pavilion in South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Saturday, April 28th.  Run, walk, laugh, and play with your family, friends, and colleagues during this grassroots event that raises money for The Arc of Essex County on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Run Information:

The 2018 5K run is a 500 Point Grand Prix, USATF-Sanctioned event around the beautiful South Mountain reservoir. Entry fees for the USATF Sanctioned 5K are $20 for USATF members and $30 for non-USATF members (early-bird rate is $25 prior to April 18 with code “Early").  Features Include:

  • Flat, Park Course
  • Double Loop
  • Traffic Free
  • Race T-shirt
  • Bag Check
  • Water Stop
  • Split Times
  • Gun & Chip Times
  • Post-Race Refreshments
  • Stay & Play (see below)

Walk Information:

Our strength is powered by the commitment of individuals like you.  Start a team, join a team, or come on your own.  Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and support The Arc of Essex County.  Details:

  • Individual walkers and teams are strongly encouraged to fundraise
  • Raise $25+ and receive an event t-shirt and FREE Fun Fest Admission
  • Top 3 fundraisers receive prizes
  • Create a team.  Share why this cause means so much to you. Ask friends, family, coworkers, neighbors & classmates to support you
  • Stay & play (see below)

Fun Fest Information:

Following the run and walk, stay, play, and enjoy the interactive Family Fun Fest!  The Fun Fest will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and feature:

  • Interactive games and activities
  • Character meet and greets
  • Live Music
  • Food trucks and more!

Admission is $5 per person (FREE for walkers who raise $25+) and free for children 5 years old and under.

To register, visit  For questions, contact The Arc of Essex County's Senior Director of Development and Communication, Heather Comstock, at or (973) 535-1181 ext. 1224.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 28th!