Virtual INstead 5K Run/Walk




Sep 25, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020

08:00 AM - 08:00 PM





For 17 years, the Newstead 5K race has kicked off the new school year in South Orange-Maplewood, attracting hundreds of enthusiastic runners and walkers for a morning of healthy activity, connection and fundraising. Due to Covid and social distancing requirements, we won’t be able to gather and run together this September, but we can walk or run the INstead 5K!

This year’s race has a bit of twist — it will be fully virtual. Race weekend will be Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2020. Choose your day, time and route. You can run/walk the classic Newstead neighborhood loop, select from one of several suggested race routes that pass by our beloved SOMA school buildings, or opt for any route of your choosing.

Sponsorships are available at several levels for local businesses, corporations and families. In addition to being featured on Achieve’s website and monthly newsletter, sponsors receive community exposure by getting their names or logos on the popular race T-shirts. Sponsors are asked to pledge their support for the race by September 1.

Race registration is now open! Entry is only $25 per person until September 20, after that the registration fee will increase to $35. Participants will get our popular race T-shirts (while supplies last).

All proceeds benefit the Achieve Foundation to promote academic excellence and equity in the SO-Maplewood public schools.


We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.