Join Us - Saturday, April 9, 2022

Join The Arc of Essex County for our 24th Annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run and Family Walk on Saturday, April 9 to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

After two years of virtual events, we are thrilled to announce that we will be back IN-PERSON at The Clipper Pavilion in the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. 

The event is rain or shine. Register today and be a part of the fun while helping your community.





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  • 8 a.m. - 5K Registration
  • 9 a.m. - 5K Kicks Off
  • 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. - Walk Registration
  • 10 a.m. - 5K Awards Ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m. - Walk Kicks Off
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Entertainment & Activities, including a 45-minute magic show by Ringling Bros. magician Kevin Carr, cooking demonstrations, interactive bubble stations, and more!

Registration Fees


  • $30 run registration
  • Includes race t-shirt*
    (t-shirt guaranteed for all runners who register by Friday, March 25)
  • Includes free entry to entertainment & activities


  • $10 donation
  • Includes free entry to entertainment & activities
  • Walkers who raise $25+ will receive an event t-shirt

Entertainment & Activities:

  • Free for all registered participants and children 5 years old and under
  • $5 per person for non-registrants

Award & Age Groups

  • 14 & Under through 75 & Over: 10-year increments
  • 1, 2, 3 overall, male, and female
  • 1, 2, 3 age groups, male and female

Top three individual fundraisers will be awarded gift certificates to McLoone's restaurants.

Event Sponsors

The Arc of Essex County

A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing supports and services to children and adults with Autism, Down syndrome, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Address: 123 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

Phone: 973-535-1181


All proceeds from this event directly benefit The Arc of Essex County.

For event inquiries, contact Heather Comstock at or (973) 535-1181 x1224.