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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 11, 2019

The Arc Gloucester
Time: 8:00 am registration; 9:00 am start
Place: The Gloucester County Dream Park Championship Cross Country Course, Logan Township
For more information, click here.

May 18, 2019

The Arc of Middlesex
Register here
Time: Registration: 9:00 am; Walk: 10:00 am; 3.2K Run: 11:30 am
Place: Woodlot Park, South Brunswick Twp
Contact: The Arc of Middlesex, (732) 247-8155

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

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

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


June 2, 2019
The Arc of Salem
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Place: Riverview Beach Park, 49 Lakeview Ave, Pennsville, NJ

June 9, 2019
The Arc of Bergen & Passaic Counties
Place: Olsen Park - 162 W. Main Street, Bogota, NJ
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.  Bagels, coffee and entertainment.
Walk begins at 10:30 a.m.|
Live music @ 11:30 a.m.
Lunch at 12 noon.  Hot dogs, sodas, games and activities.
Contact: The Arc of Bergen & Passaic Counties, 201-343-0322, ext 2225


September 15, 2019
The Arc of Cumberland
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Place: Parvin State Park
For more information: The Arc of Cumberland, 856-691-9138


September 28, 2019
The Arc of Hunterdon
Time: 11:00 - 3:00
Place: Deer Path Park, 120 West Woodschurch Rd., Flemington, NJ
To register and for more information, contact



October 12, 2019
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 12, 2019
The Arc of Atlantic

Time: 10:00 am registration; 11:00 am walk
Place: Holy Trinity Church/St. James Parish, Ventnor, NJ
For more information: The Arc of Atlantic, 609-485-0800


October 12, 2019
The Arc Gloucester
Time: 9:00 registration; 10:00 walk; 9-1 Family Fun Day
Place: Camp Sun 'N Fun, 1036 N. Tuckahoe Rd., Williamstown, NJ
For more information: The Arc Gloucester, 856-848-8648