9th annual 5k/2K
Run for the kids
Join us for our 9th annual Run for the Kids at the beautiful Ross Dock Picnic Area.
This year, we are partnering with Milal Mission in Saddle Brook, NJ.
All proceeds will go towards empowering children with disabilities,
helping those with autism and other special needs develop in a way
so that they may integrate with others.
October 8, 2022, 8 AM - 12 PM
Ross Dock Picnic Area, Fort Lee, NJ
RUNNING WITH PURPOSE
Through our annual Run for the Kids, Grace-In-Motion has provided educational and financial assistance to underserved communities around the world. Since 2012, we’ve raised over $177,000 for organizations such as Grace School in Tanzania, Mango House in Thailand, Durihana in South Korea, Abraham Project in Costa Rica and many others who share our values and firm belief in the power of education.
Recently, we have shifted our focus on meeting the needs of communities closer to home. In 2018 and 2019, we worked with the Teaneck public school system to make sure everyone has equal access to a quality education. For last two years during the pandemic, the race proceeds were used to purchase and deliver food groceries, school supplies, clothes and other essential household items, with the goal of setting every student up for success, whether it’s having a backpack ready for the first day of school, or not worrying about meals on the weekends.
And this year, we are very pleased to share not only that our annual race is back on track, but also that 100% of the race proceeds will go towards empowering children with disabilities, helping those with autism and other special needs develop in a way so that they may integrate with others. Disabled children and their families certainly had the toughest time during the pandemic, and we hope you will support the cause by running with the purpose with us!
ABOUT THE RACE
The race course features gentle slopes and a towpath right along the Hudson River, as well as a scenic view of the George Washington Bridge and the New York City skyline.
Run for the Kids consists of three events: 5K run, 2K walk, and the children’s obstacle race. When you register, you may register for only one event.
Due to popular demand, we are hosting our children's obstacle race this year for the third time! We have upgraded our race course to be even safer and more fun than last years, so that parents can enjoy the event just as much as the kids, and thrill-seekers of all ages can leave satisfied. We hope this race will teach the children something about overcoming obstacles while simply having fun.
Early registration price is $35 for the 5K Run and 2K Walk events, and $20 for children between age of 4-12. On the day of the race: same-day registration will open at 8:00 AM. All runners are to pick up their t-shirt, trackers, and runners’ package before the race begins at 10:00 AM.
PLASE NOTE: The entrance gates to the Picnic Area close before 9:30 AM, at which point the 2K Walk begins, followed by the 5K Run. There will be activity stations for children before and after the race events.
Do you have more questions? Please check out our FAQ page.
The 5K race is USATF certified and sanctioned, and timed with disposable chips. Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
5K USATF Certified
RACE SPONSORS (from 2019 RACE)
Silver Level Sponsors ($1,000 or more)
Bronze Level Sponsors ($500 or more)
Updates from 2019
Thank you very much for your support and participation in last year’s Run for the Kids! It was our biggest race yet, with more than 480 participants and $35,095 raised in total. Proceeds went towards sponsoring children from lower-income families in Teaneck public schools.
We’re deeply grateful for all our generous sponsors and partners, and for our team of dedicated volunteers without whom this simply could not happen.
That being said: we’re anticipating an even greater turnout this year, and are thrilled to see what we might accomplish together. We hope to see all of you soon!