One Day Left to Submit Building Tomorrows Times and Photos

May 7th, 2021

The Arc of Essex County’s Building Tomorrows Run/Walk kicked off on Saturday, April 24th with the completion window remaining open until Saturday, May 8th.  To date, The Arc has received numerous virtual race times and over 50 photo contest submissions.  Runners and walkers who have not yet completed their race have until Saturday, May 8th at 2 p.m. to do so and upload your time and photos.

Thanks to the participation and ongoing support from runners, walkers, sponsors, and donors, the 23rd Annual Building Tomorrows Run and Walk is projected to raise more than $44,000 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 and continue to fund vital services for children and adults with special needs throughout the pandemic.  Over the past year, The Arc provided:

  • 140+ hours of day programming for adults each month
  • Round-the-clock care to nearly 150 residents through the height of the pandemic
  • 5 weeks of summer day camp resulting in zero COVID-19 cases
  • More than 2,250 virtual physical, speech, and occupational therapy sessions

If you or your friends and family have not yet had the chance to contribute, fundraising pages remain active for a few more weeks.

Photo contest winners will be announced on Monday, May 10th.  Pictures from the 2021 Building Tomorrows Run and Walk will be posted to The Arc’s Facebook page while a complete list of 5K, 10K, and half marathon times will be posted on www.runorwalk.org.

The Arc would like to extend our utmost appreciation to the 2021 sponsors: PSE&G, Bogush, William H. Connolly, Bird Pharma Consulting LLC, NJM Insurance, Group, Sax LLC, Benefit Management Solutions, Eastern Janitorial Services, StationMD, Wakefern, Walsh, Pizzi, O’Reilly, Falanga, and the Rotary Club of Livingston.