Maplewood Schools / Kids South Orange

Sign Up Now for Achieve’s Newstead 5K; Race Date Is Saturday, September 21

From the Achieve Foundation of South Orange and Maplewood:

Photo by Abby Strugger

Our 17th Annual Newstead 5K will be happening on September 21 this year starting at 9AM. This fun, family-friendly event is open to community members of all fitness levels and is one of Achieve’s major fundraisers.

The race route is a rolling 5K (3.1 mile) course in the quiet residential Newstead neighborhood, with chip timing provided by CompuScore. The morning event includes a 2-mile walk option for those who’d rather walk than run. A half-mile Kids Fun Run, sponsored by Able Baker, will happen after the 5K (at approximately 9:45).

Race time is 9:00 a.m., beginning at the South Mountain School Annex, 112 Glenview Rd., South Orange.  Presenting sponsor D&I Fitness will lead participants in fun and dynamic warm-up exercises prior to race start, and will provide their six-week race training plan that can help get anyone up to speed and ready to run.  Registration is $25 (Fun Run is free; no registration required.) Click here for online registration.

Interested in volunteering on race day or to help us prepare? Contact us at [email protected]org.

Consider being a Sponsor.  Place your name/business logo on our growing list of sponsors to:

  • Reach over 40,000 residents of South Orange and Maplewood
  • Be featured on the famous Newstead 5K T-shirt
  • Gain recognition in our print, online and social media efforts from August-October
  • Be listed on Achieve’s website as a supporter
  • Help support our efforts to enhance education in all 10 SOMA schools

Sponsorship Opportunities are at the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. Platinum & Gold Deadline is August 1st so click here to learn more and sponsor the race. Family sponsorships are also welcomed!

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