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The Annual Walkathon of The Arc of New Jersey and its Local County Chapters

Step Up For The Arc is an annual statewide initiative of The Arc of New Jersey, with walkathons held locally by every county chapter. It's a fun, healthy and easy way to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you wish to participate or make a donation at the local county level*, please contact the local county chapter in your area. If you wish to support the state-level advocacy efforts of The Arc of New Jersey, Donate Now.

*Funds raised through local county chapters are used to support and enhance the services they provide for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.


April 27, 2019
The Arc of Monmouth County
8:45 am - 5K Registration Opens
9:30 am - 5K Race Begins
10:00 am - Walker Registration Opens
11:15 am - Walk Begins
After-Party inside The Headliner immediately following the run/walk. 
Place: The Headliner, Neptune
1401 NJ-35 
Neptune, NJ 07753
Contact Person: Jan Connolly, (732) 493-1919 ext. 120

April 27, 2019
The Arc of Essex County
21st Annual Building Tomorrows
5K Run, Family Walk, & Fun Fest
Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Clipper Pavilion, West Orange, NJ

April 27, 2019
The Arc of Somerset County  
Place: Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ
Registration Table Open for 5K Participants: 7:30am
5K Race Kick-Off: 8:30am
5K Race Award Announcements: 9:45am
Registration for the walk will begin at 8:30 am, with the walk starting at 10:15 am.
For more information about sponsorship, vendor table registration, or team registrations, please contact Lisa Marie Arieno, Director of Foundation Development at 908-658-3805. 


May 11, 2019
The Arc of Union
Time: 9:00 am 5K Run 
Time: 10:00 am 1 Mile Fun Walk
Place: Oak Ridge Park, Oak Ridge Road, Clark, NJ, United States
For more information, click here.

May 19, 2019
The Arc of Burlington
Time: Registration - 9 am; Walkathon begins at 10 am
Place: NJ Masonic Home, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ
Contact: Arlene Miller, 856-764-9494

The Arc of Cumberland
Time: Registration - 9 am; Walkathon begins at 10 am
Place: Parvin Park, Almond Road, Pittsgrove
Contact: The Arc of Cumberland, 856-691-9138

The Arc of Camden
Time: Registration - 11 am; Walkathon begins at 12 noon
Place: Lindenwold Park, Lindenwold
Contact: The Arc of Camden   856-767-3650

Time: Registration (11:00 AM) Walk: (12:15pm)
Place: Sussex County Fairgrounds
Contact: Chris Hemmer (973) 383-7442 ext 260
Registration Page

May 26
The Arc of Middlesex
Time: Registration: 9:00 am; Walk: 10:00 am
Place: Roosevelt Park, Grove 1, Edison
Contact: The Arc of Middlesex, (732) 247-8155



June 2, 2019
The Arc of Salem
Time: Mark's Run - 8:30 am; Walkathon Registration - 9 am; Walkathon begins at 10 am
Place: Riverview Beach Park, 49 Lakeview Ave, Pennsville, NJ

June 9, 2019
The Arc of Bergen & Passaic Counties
Time: Registration - 9:30 am; Walkathon begins at 10:30 am
Place: Olsen Park, Bogota Recreation Center, 162 W. Main Street, Bogota, NJ
Contact: The Arc of Bergen & Passaic Counties, 201-343-0322


September 15, 2018
The Arc of Hunterdon
Time: 11:00am to 3:00 pm (Walk starts at 12 noon)
Place: Alexandria Township Park, Alexandria Township
Contact: Hollie Cummings  908.730.7827


October 13, 2018 
The Arc of Ocean 
Walk & Family Fun Day 
Time: Registration & Activities: 9:00am and Walk Starts: 11:00am
Place: FirstEnergy Park - Home of the Lakewood BlueClaws
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701
To register, and for more information, click here.

October 13, 2018 
The Arc of Gloucester 
Step Up for The Arc Gloucester 5K Run, Walkathon & Family Fun Day
Time: 5K Registration - 7:30 am, 5K Run Start 8:30 am
Time: Walk Registration 9:00 am, Walkathon Start 10:00 am
Place: Camp Sun 'N Fun, 1036 N. Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown, NJ

October 20, 2018
The Arc of Atlantic
Time: Registration - 10 am; Walkathon begins at 11 am
Place: Starts at Holy Trinity Parish, Ventnor and proceeds to the Ventnor City Boardwalk
Contact: Mary Ruley Moyer, 609-485-0800