Make a Difference Today!

The Arc of Essex County's 23rd Annual Building Tomorrows event returns!  Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 event will once again be virtual and features a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and a 1-mile fundraising walk. Register today and begin fundraising to go the distance for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

All participants can submit their time and photos during a two-week window that opens on Saturday, April 24th.  Prizes will be awarded in four photo contest categories: Best Virtual Team Photo, Most Creative Cheer Sign, Best Essex County Landmark Selfie, and Most Scenic Route. All runners, and walkers who donate or raise $30 or more will receive 2021 swag including a custom race bib (runners only), 2021 finisher medal, and a completion certificate.  Runners and walkers who donate or raise $100 or more will also receive a 2021 commemorative race t-shirt.

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Schedule

  • Saturday, April 24th at 8:00am - Welcome Message
  • By Saturday, May 8th at 2:00pm - Upload your time & photos; be sure to share on social using #BuildingTomorrowsNJ
  • Monday, May 10th - Awards Announced

Registration Fees

Runners: (for any race distance)

  • Feb 1 – March 15: $25.00 with promo code "EARLY"
  • After March 15:  $30.00
  • Run registration includes a custom race bib, finisher medal, and completion certificate
  • Donate or raise $100 or more to receive a commemorative 2021 event t-shirt

Walkers:

  • $10 to participate
  • Donate or raise $30 or more to receive a medal & completion certificate
  • Donate or raise $100 or more to receive a commemorative 2021 event t-shirt, medal, and completion certificate

Award Categories

Awards will be announced on Monday, May 10th in the following categories:

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

2021 Event Sponsors

2021 Swag

All runners, and walkers who donate or raise $30 or more, will receive custom 2021 swag including:

  • 2021 Finisher Medal
  • Completion Certificate
  • Custom race bib (runners only)

Runners and walkers who donate or raise $100 or more will also receive a commemorative 2021 event t-shirt.

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 Heather Comstock at hcomstock@arcessex.org or (973) 535-1181 x1224.