Annual Run/Walk in Clark Supports People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Springfield, NJ (August 24, 2016) – The Arc of Union County hosts its annual Step Up For The Arc 5K Run/1-Mile Walk on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, New Jersey. Register to run the 5K or Walk at your own speed at

This fun, family friendly event raises money for The Arc of Union County, a local social service agency based in Springfield, supporting children ages 18 months to senior adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participate in this run or walk, and see the faces of those whom you are supporting!

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T-shirts are guaranteed to all preregistrants, who register by Sept. 16. There will be local food and drink provided, as well as a DJ and face painting. Water Stations are included on the USATF certified course. The 5K also offers 500 USATF-NJ Grand Prix Points.  5K Medals will be awarded to: 1, 2, 3 Overall male and female (with additional prizes); and first in each age group 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-59, 80-84, and 85 & over.

Registration fee ranges from $10 to $30 depending on your age, when you register, and whether you Walk or Run. Racing NJ will be the timer for the 5K race.

Schedule of events:

Registration opens at 7:45 a.m.

5K kicks off at 9 a.m.

5K awards at 9:45 a.m.

1 Mile Walk at 10 a.m.

Please contact Stephanie D’Souza, Race Director, at or 973-315-0020 to sponsor or register.

About the Arc of Union County

With more than six decades of service, The Arc has grown into Union County, New Jersey’s, largest provider of on- and off-site educational, recreational and support services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. A registered 501c3 non-profit, the organization serves more than 1,000 children and adults annually through a continuum of comprehensive programs geared to assist clients and their families throughout all stages of their lives. For more information, visit, or call 973-315-0000.