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10TH ANNUAL HEROES FOR CHILDREN 5K AND FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK
October 14, 2023 - October 21, 2023
About the Heroes for Children Event
On October 21st, we will hold our in-person, fun-filled event (rain or shine) at the Essex County South Mountain Recreational Complex in West Orange. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities come together for a great morning around the beautiful reservoir to raise funds for Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams in all 21 counties. The 5K run begins at 9am, with packet pickup beginning at 8am. The family fun run/walk, which is a total distance of 1.8 miles (one lap around the reservoir), begins at 10am. Fun family activities – including face painting, balloon animals, popcorn and cotton candy, Batman and his batmobile, and $5 same-day admission to the Turtle Back Zoo – will be available throughout the morning.
Participants who choose the virtual option will have a week, October 14th-21st, in which to run, walk, or bike their 5K distance. During that time, we will have social media challenges and contests with giveaways, for which our sponsors are able to include promotional prizes!
All proceeds will benefit the state’s 21 county-based Child Advocacy Centers.
Learn about sponsorship opportunities by downloading our sponsor packet:
2016 Race Timing Video