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October 24, 2020 - October 31, 2020

The Heroes for Children 5K Run, Walk or Ride will be held virtually this year! Run, walk, or bike from anywhere – alone or with your friends, family, neighbors, community group or running club.  The event will take place October 24th-31st, and you can complete your distance anytime during that week – all at once, or spread it out however you like!

While this year’s event will certainly be different, your participation is more important than ever. As a result of both the economic crisis and the need for social distancing brought about by Covid-19, NJCA and Child Advocacy Centers across the state are experienced a sharp increase in demand for services to abused and neglected children. Additionally, children staying home more, with less interaction with teachers and school staff, are much less likely to have any abuse recognized and reported, and more likely to be spending ,more time with their abusers. Funds from registration fees and sponsorship of the Heroes for Children Virtual 5K are greatly needed as CACs work to safely and effectively provide services during the pandemic, and we continue to provide education and resources to community members to help prevent, recognize and report child abuse.


NEW FOR 2020!

Submit your selfies and photos to our Facebook or Instagram pages or via email with the hashtag #NJCA5K2020.  

  • Best View on My Run/Walk/Ride: Post a picture of your walk/run/ride scenery.  Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Shutterfly to capture all their “best views” & memories.
  • Dogs Need a 5K Too!: Post a picture of your canine walk/run/ride buddy.  Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Chewy.com so you can stock up on dog treats.
  • I’m a Superhero: Post a picture of your superhero walk/run/ride gear.  Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Dunkin or Starbucks (your choice) because you’ll need a boost of caffeine to be a superhero.
  • Best Race Time: Submit your time using a race app screenshot. Winner with the best time will receive a $25 Visa gift card.
  • My Team is Better Than Yours: Post a photo in your sports team running/walking/riding gear! Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods.


Please download our 2020 Sponsor Packet  and consider sponsoring, or pass the info on to any businesses that might be interested.





Promotional Video


2016 Race Timing Video




October 24, 2020
October 31, 2020
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NJ United States


Nydia Y. Monagas, Psy.D.
(908) 230-0366