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Arc Of Essex County Seeks Support For Virtual Run/Walk


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The Arc of Essex County, based in Livingston and operating two group homes in Verona, is seeking participants and community support for its Building Tomorrows Virtual 5K, 10k, Half Marathon and 1-Mile walk taking place on Saturday, April 25.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, The Arc of Essex County continues to provide vital services and supports to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The annual Building Tomorrows event provides funds that enable The Arc to remain agile, responsive, and innovative, especially during difficult times like these. Now, more than ever, they need the community’s support.

All 5K, 10K, and half marathon finishers, as well as walkers who raise $30 or more, will receive special 2020 swag including a custom finisher medal and completion certificate. Registration for the 5K, 10K. and half marathon is $30; registration for the 1-Mile Walk is $10. Participants are encouraged to fundraise and all proceeds will benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) served by The Arc of Essex County. MyVeronaNJ.com readers can use promo code “MyVerona25” to receive $5 off their 5K, 10K, or half marathon registration.

Get up and get dressed in your race day gear, stretch, bring your water bottle, and hit your treadmill or local neighborhood. Celebrate your finish by uploading your time and contest photos! Then, share your photos on social media using the hashtag: #BuildingTomorrowsNJ. Contest categories include:

  • Best Virtual Team Photo
  • Most Creative Cheer Sign
  • Best Motivational Photo
  • Most Scenic Route

Now, more than ever, The Arc of Essex County needs our support. Visit www.runorwalk.org today to sign up and begin fundraising! The Arc will provide you with all the tools you need to succeed in your efforts, including sample team recruitment and fundraising emails, training tips, and more. Every step you log, from the convenience of our community, will help spread awareness about I/DD and support the more than 1,500 individuals and families served annually by The Arc of Essex County.

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