Event Details

Event Schedule

Saturday, April 29, 2023

  • 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

Event Location

The Clipper Pavilion

South Mountain Recreation Complex

5 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052

Rain or shine!


Raise money for The Arc of Essex County on your own, or alongside friends and family by creating or joining a team! Top three fundraisers will receive gift certificates from McLoone's restaurants.

Run Information

The Building Tomorrows 5K Race features a traffic-free, flat course that includes a double loop around the waterfront. Other features include:

  • Race t-shirt (guaranteed to runners who register by March 25)
  • Music
  • Bag check
  • Water stop
  • Split times
  • Gun & chip times
  • Post-race refreshments, entertainment, and activities

Awards Catagories:

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

Entry Fees

  • $25 early-bird registration with code EARLY before March 1
  • $30 runner fee after March 1

Walk Information

Our strength is powered by the commitment of individuals like you. Start a team, join a team, or come on your own to walk the beautiful waterfront loop at the South Mountain Recreation Complex. Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and support The Arc of Essex County.

Individual walkers and teams are strongly encouraged to fundraise. Create a team and share why this cause means so much to you when you ask your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and classmates to support you. 


  • $10, includes admission to entertainment and activities
  • Raise $25+ to receive an event t-shirt

Post-Run/Walk Activities

Following the run and walk, stay, play, and enjoy mainstage activities from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Activities include science activities, interactive bubble stations, character meet and greets, and more!

Admission Fee

  • Free for all registered participants 
  • Free for children 5 years old and under
  • $5 for non-run/walk participants

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

Website: www.arcessex.org

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

For event inquiries, contact Amanda Rovner at arovner@arcessex.org or (973) 535-1181 x1227/