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8th annual 5k/10k 

Run for the kids

Join us for our 8th annual Run for the Kids at the beautiful Ross Dock Picnic Area.

This year, we are partnering with Teaneck Public Schools. All proceeds will go towards empowering Teaneck students in need, making sure they have everything they need to pursue a quality education.

October 12, 2019, 9AM
Ross Dock Picnic Area, Fort Lee, NJ


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 $100,000 for organizations such as Grace School (Tanzania), Mango House (Thailand), Durihana (South Korea), 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 2019, we are working with the Teaneck school system to make sure everyone has equal access to a quality public education. Our goal is to set 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.



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 four events: 5K run, 5K walk, 10K run, 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 second time! We have upgraded our race course to be even safer and more fun than last year, 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 $30 for the 5K/10K and $10 for the children’s race. 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 9:00 AM.


The gates to the Picnic Area close before 8:00 AM, at which point the 10K begins, followed by the 5K. The children’s race begins sometime after the 5K and 10K are over.

Do you have more questions? Please check out our FAQ page.

The 5K and 10K are USATF certified and sanctioned, and timed with disposable chips. Click the icons below to download the attached PDFs.

5K USATF Certified
Course Map

10K USATF Certified
Course Map


Silver Level Sponsors ($1,000 or more)

Bronze Level Sponsors ($500 or more)

Updates from 2018

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 400 participants and $26,230 raised in total. Proceeds went towards sponsoring children from lower-income families for one of two summer camps: Camp Kookooskoos in Teaneck and YES Oasis Summer Camp in New Brunswick.

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!

October 12, 2019, 9 AM

Ross Dock Picnic Area, Fort Lee, NJ

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