9TH ANNUAL HEROES FOR CHILDREN HYBRID 5K RUN, WALK, OR RIDE
About the Heroes for Children Event
Participants who choose the virtual option will have a week, October 15th-22nd, in which to run, walk, or bike their 5K dista
nce. During that time, we will have social media challenges and contests with giveaways, for which our sponsors are able to include promotional prizes!
On October 22, 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.
5K2022 by October 24th.
Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
Top Team: The team that raises the most funds – including registrations, sponsorships, and individual fundraisers – will receive a plaque, have their name engraved on our “Heroes Cup”, and be honored with a special awards ceremony.
Best View on My Run/Walk/Ride: Post a picture of your walk/run/ride scenery. Winner will receive a $25 gift card t
o 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.
All proceeds will benefit the state’s 21 county-based Child Advocacy Centers:
Atlantic County Child Advocacy Center Middlesex County Child Advocacy Center
Bergen County Child Advocacy Center Monmouth County Child Advocacy Ce
Burlington County Child Advocacy Center Deirdre’s House, Morris County’s CAC
Camden County Child Advocacy Center Tina’s House, Ocean County’s CAC
Cape May County Child Advocacy Center
Passaic County Child Advocacy Center
Cumberland County Child Advocacy Center Salem County Child Advocacy Center
Wynona’s House, Essex County’s CAC Somerset County Child Advocacy Center
Gloucester County Child Advocacy Center Ginnie’s House, Sussex County’s CAC
Hudson County Child Advocacy Center Union County Child Advocacy Center
Hunterdon County Child Advocacy Center Warren County Child Advocacy Center
Mercer County Child Advocacy Center
Please download our 2022 Sponsor Packet and consider sponsoring, or pass the info on to any businesses that might be interested.
Register at njca5K.com.