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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.


The Arc of Essex County
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, as well as a NEW look for 2021 swag! Register today and begin fundraising to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
All participants can submit their time and photos during a two-week window that opens on Saturday, April 24th. Click here to register.


Sunday, May 16, 2021
Virtual Gordon Shelton Memorial Walk
Walk Begins 12 PM- SCARC Facebook Page
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the walk will be held virtually and can take place anywhere! Join us virtually on Sunday, May 16th as we hit the treadmill, streets or trails as we join together to enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All proceeds will benefit our programs at SCARC Inc. & SCARC Guardianship Services. If you would prefer to make a donation via check you can mail your donation to:
SCARC Foundation
11 US Route 206, Suite 100
Augusta, NJ  07822

The Arc of Camden County 
20th Annual Walkathon 
Sunday, May, 16, 2021 
Registration begins at 11 am, walk at noon
Lindenwold Memorial Park

The Arc of Burlington
It’s time for The Arc of Burlington County’s 20th Annual STEP UP FOR THE ARC WALK 2021 but because COVID-19 is still here and we want everyone to stay safe, we won’t be getting together on May 16th, so once again…WE’RE HOLDING A VIRTUAL WALK—AND NOBODY HAS TO SHOW UP!
BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP MORE THAN EVER NOW to raise funds for Arc services for people with developmental disabilities — and we hope we can count on you. Click here for more information. 

The Arc of Middlesex County 
May 30th through June 30th
Spring is here which means nice weather, sunshine, and The Arc Middlesex County's 21st Annual Step Up for The Arc Walkathon! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year will be different. Instead of gathering together, we are inviting you to Step Up for The Arc in a safe & social distanced manner: walking, running, or rolling in your own neighborhood, local trail, or even on a treadmill. We are extremely excited about this event and hope you will be a part of it! We'll have an opening and closing zoom ceremony, personalized shout-outs on our social media pages, and a photo contest with prizes!! Take photos of your walk to share with us and other participants on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to tag us @thearcmiddlesex and use the hashtag #StepUpforTheArcMiddlesex. You can also email us photos to 



The Arc of Somerset County
Sun June 6 - Wed June 16, 2021
2021 Step Up for The Arc of Somerset County LIVE and VIRTUAL 5K run and Walk at Duke Island Park: 191 Old York Rd Bridgewater Township, NJ US 08807
Step Up for The Arc of Somerset County is an annual 5K and Walk-A-Thon fundraiser that helps support vital programs designed to provide quality services and supports for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Somerset County. This year we are hosting a HYBRID Event with  a LIVE in-person 5K and Walk Event (Dog Friendly), a Virtual 5k, and a Virtual Walk event. Click here for more info. 


The Arc of Salem County 
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Riverview Park, Pennsville, NJ 
More info here



The Arc of Gloucester
Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10 AM
Camp Sun 'N Fun, 1036 N. Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown, NJ
Join us as we Step Up for The Arc! Get a team together or go solo as we walk one mile in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities The Walk-a-Thon will be followed by a family fun day full of games, delicious foods, music, vendor and health fair, and more!
Click here for more information and to register