3rd Annual Heroes for Children 5K Run and Family Fun Run/Walk

1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sat, Oct 1, 2016


West Orange, NJ


Activity Today Later

5K Run

$25 $25 Closed

Family Fun Run and Walk

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

The Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Walk will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the South Mountain Recreation Complex's Clipper Pavilion (between the playground the paddle boats) in West Orange (rain or shine).  Join your neighbors, community and friends for a fun-filled day and help us raise awareness about child abuse and neglect in New Jersey and learn about the difference local Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) make in a child’s life. The Heroes for Children 5K (USATF-Certified) & Family Fun Walk will help raise funds for NJCA and CACs and MDTs in all 21 counties through registration fees and sponsorships.

On October 1st, registration and packet pick up begin at 7:30am; events begin at 9:00am. Medals will be awarded to the top runners in each age group. Superhero costumes are encouraged! Following the 5K and Fun Walk, join us for music, face painting, crafts, and other activities. Afterwards, take a walk to the Turtle Back Zoo or the playground. Receive $5 admission to the Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, and miniGOLF Safari on the day of the event with proof of registration.

A hero’s thank you to our current sponsors: GreenbergTraurig, the NJ Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator’s Association, Music Together, Intelligent Design, Investor's Bank, UPS, Stop&Shop, Team Arctic DJs, Ginnie's House, K Hovnanian Children's Hospital, Xfinity, Neilson Dodge, Trader Joe's, Sterling Affair Catering, and Panera Bread.

Ample parking is available across the street from the Clipper Pavilion: http://www.essexcountyparks.org/south-mountain/the-waterfront

Register now! You must register by September 20th in order to receive a t-shirt!

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