Virtual 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and 1-Mile Walk Kicks off on Saturday, April 24

The Arc of Essex County, a Livingston based non-profit providing services and supports to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is seeking participants and community support for its Building Tomorrows Virtual 5K, 10k, Half Marathon and 1-Mile walk kicking off on Saturday, April 24th.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, The Arc of Essex County continues to go the distance for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The annual Building Tomorrows event provides funds that enable The Arc to remain agile, responsive, and innovative, especially during difficult times like these. Now, more than ever, they need the community's support.

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All 5K, 10K, and half marathon finishers, as well as walkers who raise $30 or more, will receive special Essex County themed 2021 swag including a custom finisher medal and completion certificate.  All runners and walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a commemorative 2021 event t-shirt. Registration for the 5K, 10K. and half marathon is $30; registration for the 1-Mile Walk is $10.  Participants are encouraged to fundraise and all proceeds will benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) served by The Arc of Essex County.

Get up and 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:

  1. Best Virtual Team Photo
  2. Most Creative Cheer Sign
  3. Best Essex County Landmark Selfie
  4. Most Scenic Route

The 2021 Building Tomorrows Run and Walk is made possible by generous donors and participants like you and steadfast sponsors including PSE&G, Bogush, and William H. Connolly Insurance & Risk Management.

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

About The Arc of Essex County:

The Arc of Essex County is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities participate in every level of our society and enjoy fuller, more independent lives. Founded in 1948, The Arc of Essex County provides a wide variety of programs and services that support nearly 1,500 people throughout Essex County from birth to their senior years. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.arcessex.org.