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Step Up For The Arc 2024

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 Monmouth - April 20, 2024
Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2024 for a fun day of walking, games, live music, and food...all for a meaningful cause. Our venue this year is Long Branch Boardwalk which we are very excited for! The venue features a wheelchair & mobility equipment accessible, beach-side, mile-long walking route. Register here.

The Arc of Essex - April 27, 2024
Join The Arc of Essex County for our 26th Annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run and Family Walk on Saturday, April 27, to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The 5K is followed by a Fun Fest with face painters, science experiments, live music, and more! 5K registration begins at 8 a.m. The event is rain or shine. Register today and be a part of the fun while helping your community. Register Here


The Arc Ocean - May 18, 2024
Step Up for The Arc on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the Jersey Shore BlueClaws for The Arc, Ocean County Chapter's 22nd Annual Walk and 5K Race. Show your support for people with disabilities and their families by walking with us at the ballpark and enjoy a fun-filled community event. 
Click here for more information.

The Arc of Camden - May 18, 2024 
5K Run and Walkathon
John Adler Memorial Park at Challenge Grove
Free lunch, snacks, music and dancing.
More info here.

The Arc of Bergen & Passaic Counties - May 19, 2024 
Olsen Park/ Bogota Recreation Center 
Registration begins at 9:30 am
Walk begins at 10:30 am 
Register here. 


The Arc of Somerset - June 1, 2024
We are excited to announce the inaugural Rockin' Breakfast Run on June 1st at Duke Island Park. The new twist on our Step Up for The Arc 5K Run & Walk will have the whole community Rockin'! Presented by The Arc of Somerset County, the annual 5K Run and Walk fundraiser helps support vital programs designed to provide quality services and supports for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Somerset County.  Register Here.

The Arc of Salem County - June 1, 2024 
Riverview Beach Park, Pennsville NJ.
Registration begins at 9 am
Walk Kicks Off at 10 am
Information: Ed Adams  856-935-3600 x123

The Arc of Gloucester - June 1, 2024
Riverwinds Community Center 
1000 Riverwinds Dr. West Deptford, NJ 
Registration begins at 8:30 am
5K and Walk begin at 10 am 
Register here

SCARC - June 23, 2024 
Come one, come all to the 23nd annual Gordon & Ginny Shelton Memorial Walkathon on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.  Registration begins at 9am and the Walk begins at 10:30AM.  Register Here