Go the Distance for The Arc of Essex County

February 8th, 2021

The Arc of Essex County’s 23rd Annual Building Tomorrows event returns this spring with a NEW look and feel!  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, and 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 ($25 with code “EARLY” before March 15) while registration to participate in the 1-mile walk is $10 (save 10% with code “BIRD” before March 15).  All proceeds will benefit individuals with I/DD served by The Arc of Essex County.

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

Now, more than ever, The Arc of Essex County needs your support. Visit www.runorwalk.org today to sign up and begin fundraising! 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.