Exciting Additions for Building Tomorrows 2019

March 18th, 2019

The Arc of Essex County’s 21st Annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run, Family Walk, and Fun Fest is just 3 weeks away!  You won’t want to miss all of the excitement in store including donuts and chair massages for all 5K runners and a visit from Batman, including his Batmobile!

Join us on Saturday, April 27th as we run, walk, laugh, and play to raise money and awareness for children and adults with Autism, Down syndrome, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Register or donate now at www.runorwalk.org.

Looking for a fun day spent with family and friends? Start a walk team in support of The Arc of Essex County! Raise $25 or more and receive an Event T-shirt and free admission to the Fun Fest. Walk and Fun Fest features include:

  • NEW! McLoone’s Gift Cards for Top 3 Fundraisers
  • NEW! Bayer's "Making Science Make Sense" Program
  • NEW! Meet-and-Greets with Rapunzel and Bat-man (and his Batmobile!)
  • NEW! Kid's Workshop by The Home Depot
  • Slime Experiments from L3 Academy
  • Lego Spin Art and Paper Crinkle Crafts by Bricks 4 Kidz
  • Kid's Cookie Decorating Station by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • Sand Art
  • Face Painting by Face Art by Jan and Gina's Facetag
  • Photo Booth from Goodwin's Good Time Photo Booth
  • Pet Rock Creation by Lyric Performing Arts Center
  • Live Music and more!
  • Discounted post-event admission to the Turtle Back Zoo

Are you a runner? Enjoy the beautiful, tree-lined course around the South Mountain reservoir and race features including:

  • Free event t-shirt and admission to the Fun Fest
  • NEW! Runners will receive a gourmet donut courtesy of Off the Wall Donuts
  • NEW! Medals & prizes for top 3 overall male and female finishers including gym and yoga memberships
  • Medals for top 3 male and female finishers in each age group
  • Food, drinks, live entertainment, & activities for all ages
  • Discounted post-event admission to the Turtle Back Zoo

The entry fee for all ages is $30 (early-bird rate is $25 prior to April 17 with code “EARLY").  Post-run refreshments, such as water, coffee, bagels, and fruit, will be provided by Starbucks, Livingston Bagels, Fresh Pro Food Distributors, and Shop Rite.

Timeline:  The 5K will kick off at 9 a.m., followed by the Family Walk at 10:15 a.m. and the Fun Fest from 10:30am -1:00pm.

There’s something for everyone at the 21st Annual Building Tomorrows Event! Help support The Arc’s mission of providing supports and services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Northern New Jersey and sign up today: www.runorwalk.org!

For questions and inquiries, contact Maria Meizoso, Special Events and Development Coordinator, at mmeizoso@arcessex.org or at (973) 535-1181 x1227.

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Heather Comstock, Senior Director of Development and Communications, hcomstock@arcessex.org or at (973) 535-1181 x1224.