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


Sep 15, 2018
07:30 AM until 01:00 PM


The Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Walk will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 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 September 15, 2018, 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. 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 1st in order to receive a t-shirt!


5K Run- $30; Family Fun Run Walk - $15


View map Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex - C
9 Cherry Lane
West Orange, NJ

Additional Information


New Jersey Children's Alliance



Contact name

Nydia Monagas

Contact email



All ages


Registration required



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