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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 - Saturday, April 9, 2022
Join us at the Clipper Pavilion within the beautiful South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange for a fun day of running and walking together while raising money for our community. Highlights include a flat, scenic 5K race, a family-friendly walk, and entertainment and activities for all ages.
Use the promo code EARLY if you register before March 1, and save $5 off your registration fee! Register here.



The Arc of Somerset County - Saturday, May 7, 2022
8:00 am to 11:00 am
Duke Island Park, Bridgewater

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. The Arc is the state’s largest non-profit advocacy and service organization supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Once again this spring, 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.
Register here.

The Arc of Middlesex - May 14, 2022
Woodlot Park, 124 New Road, Monmouth Junction, South Brunswick, NJ - 10 am 
The Walk-A-Thon is geared towards fostering awareness and raising critical funding to support The Arc Middlesex's programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. With the past challenges of COVID-19, the Walk-A-Thon also gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our community members in a more relaxed and fun environment. More information here. 

The Arc of Burlington Step Up for The Arc Walk and Family Fun Day- May 15, 2022
Masonic Village Pavilion, 905 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ, from 10:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m. 
Email Arlene Miller at for additional information

The Arc Ocean - May 21, 2022
Save the date for our long awaited 20th Anniversary Step Up for The Arc Walk and Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the home of the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. The day will kick-off at 10:00am and include carnival games, arts and crafts, live performances, refreshments, a 1-mile walk, and an after-party lunch catered by Jersey Mike's Subs. This event is free to attend and we encourage everyone to donate or fundraise $50 or more to receive our commemorative 20th Anniversary tie-dye t-shirt. 
Click here for more information.

SCARC - May 22, 2022
Come one, come all to the  20th annual Gordon Shelton Memorial Walkathon on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.  Registration begins at 9am and the Walk begins at 10:30AM.  Each year, participation grows in this enjoyable event for people of all ages. Join our enthusiastic walkers in this 1.8 mile stroll to raise money in support of services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities served by SCARC and SCARC Guardianship. Build your own team, join a team, sponsor a participant, participate as an individual, or make a donation.  You can find all of the information you need by clicking this link


The Arc Gloucester - October 15, 2022
Spooktacular Walk-A-Thon & Family Fun Day
Camp Sun 'N Fun 
1036 N. Tuckahoe Rd. Williamstown, NJ 
Registration begins at 9 am. Walk begins at 10 am followed by Family Fun Day
Halloween costumes are encouraged! Register early to guarantee a free t-shirt!
More info by clicking here.

Arc/Morris - October 22, 2022
Walktoberfest 2022
Check-in begins at 9 AM
1 Executive Drive
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
More information available here.


The Arc of Monmouth - Saturday, November 5
Joe Palaia Park, 240 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755
The Arc of Monmouth looks forward to another day of fun while promoting health and wellness in our community, especially for those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The walk/5k will feature a BBQ lunch, live music, costume contests and so much more! We are looking forward to seeing you there! Reach out to Theresa Valentino for sponsorship information! 732-493-1919  ext.125. Register by clicking here.