Thank You

Thanks to the participation and support of more than 300 runners, walkers, sponsors, and donors, the 22nd Annual (and first-ever virtual) Building Tomorrows Run and Walk raised nearly $43,000 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.  If you or your friends and family didn't have the chance to contribute prior to the event, fundraising pages will remain active for a few more weeks.

Pictures from the 2020 Building Tomorrows Run and Walk, including the winners of our photo contest, are now posted on The Arc’s Facebook page.  Winners include:

  • Best Virtual Team Photo:  We Thought They Said Rum…, Flanders, NJ, Distance:  5K
  • Most Creative Cheer Sign:  Kelly Ermolowich, Little Falls, NJ, Distance: 1-Mile Walk
  • Best Motivational Photo:  Lizeth Diaz, Rutherford, NJ, Distance: Half Marathon
  • Most Scenic Route:  Paul Whitman, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Distance: 10K

A complete list of 5K, 10K, and half marathon times are available here.  If you did not submit your time, but would like to be included, please email Nancy Byrne at





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  • 8:00am - Welcome Message
  • By 2:00pm - Upload your time & photos; be sure to share on social using #BuildingTomorrowsNJ
  • 5:00pm - Awards Announced

Registration Fees

Runners: (for any race distance)

  • Feb 1 – April 3: $25.00 with promo code "EARLY"
  • After April 3:  $30.00


  • $10 to participate
  • Donate or raise $30 or more to receive 2020 Swag

Award Categories

Awards will be announced at 5pm on April 25th in the following categories:

  1. Best Virtual Team Photo
  2. Most Creative Cheer Sign
  3. Best Motivational Photo
  4. Most Scenic Route

2020 Event Sponsors

2020 Swag

All runners, and walkers who donate or raise $30 or more, will receive custom 2020 swag including:

  • Custom race bib (runners only)
  • 2020 Finisher Medal
  • Completion Certificate

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.