From the Achieve Foundation:
More than 600 adult and children runners and walkers are expected to participate in the Achieve Foundation’s 2017 Newstead 5K Race. The event, now in its 15th year, is one of South Orange & Maplewood’s most anticipated Fall events.
The regional race raises about $20,000 annually to support the Achieve Foundation’s educational programs that enrich the learning experience of students in all South Orange and Maplewood District schools, including teacher grants, volunteer tutors, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education and more.
Monique de La Cour and Mutlu Bascillar are thrilled to be directing the race this year. They believe the event accentuates the importance of fitness for adults and kids and encourages healthy competition as part of the community experience.