First-Ever Virtual Building Tomorrows Run and Walk a Success

April 27th, 2020

Thanks to the participation and support of more than 300 runners, walkers, sponsors, and donors, the 22nd Annual (and first-ever virtual) Building Tomorrows Run and Walk raised nearly $43,000 which will directly benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families served by The Arc of Essex County.

Proceeds from the event will enable The Arc to remain agile, responsive, and innovative. If you or your friends and family didn't have the chance to contribute prior to the event, fundraising pages will remain active for a few more weeks.

Pictures from the 2020 Building Tomorrows Run and Walk, including the winners of our photo contest, are now posted on The Arc’s Facebook page. Winners include:

  • Best Virtual Team Photo: We Thought They Said Rum…, Flanders, NJ, Distance: 5K
  • Most Creative Cheer Sign: Kelly Ermolowich, Little Falls, NJ, Distance: 1-Mile Walk
  • Best Motivational Photo: Lizeth Diaz, Rutherford, NJ, Distance: Half Marathon
  • Most Scenic Route: Paul Whitman, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Distance: 10K

A complete list of 5K, 10K, and half marathon times is posted on

The Arc would like to extend our utmost appreciation to the 2020 sponsors: PSE&G, Bogush, William H. Connolly, Bird Pharma Consulting LLC, NJM Insurance, Group, Sax LLC, StationMD, Wakefern, and Walsh, Pizzi, O’Reilly, Falanga.