2018 Walk/Run for Education - New Jersey

Online registration is now closed for our Walk, but on-site registration will be available Saturday morning, so come on down—and bring a friend!


The UNCF Walk/Run for Education is a staple among the organization’s signature national events. This broad-based community fundraising event is currently held in 12 other cities: Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Detroit, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Houston, Tampa, San Francisco, New Orleans, Dallas and Orlando.

Now, it's our turn!

 

 

 

The 1st annual UNCF New Jersey 5K Walk/Run for Education, in partnership with Kat Team Foundation, looks to bring together individuals, family members, friends and co-workers to participate and help raise much needed funds to help address college-bound students’ financial obstacles so that they are able to get to and through college. "Physical and Mental Health and Wellness" is the theme, with activities for children, music, healthy refreshments, friendly competition and information for healthy living at all stages.

Run/Walk Day Activities

  • Race Awards
  • Vendor booths
  • Food trucks
  • Activities for Children
  • Team photos
  • DJ and much more!

More details will be added; meanwhile, #LaceUp4UNCF, get your team together and start training!

Event Chair and Race Directors
Special Guest
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 22
 
8:00 a.m.

Check-In and Registration Begins

8:30 a.m.

Opening Program

8:45 a.m.

Warm-ups

9:00 a.m.

Race Begin

9:15 a.m.

Walk Begins

Awards ceremony to follow, with music, food, fun and games

Take a Walk in the Park
Brookdale Park

Brookdale Park

Brookdale Park offers the public access to both passive and active recreational activities as well as picturesque vistas. Trails for walking and running, lush groves and extensive lawns, playgrounds, sports fields, track facilities, tennis courts, an archery range and stadium grandstand are just some of the numerous attractions that make Brookdale Park a magnet for nature lovers, families, and physical fitness enthusiasts for miles around.

Brookdale Park is located in the northernmost part of the eastern section of Essex County, bordered by Watchung Avenue, Grove Street, and Bellevue Avenue, and lies within the municipalities of Montclair and Bloomfield. It is the third largest park in the county system, containing 121.41 acres.

Visit the park website for more information.

 

Your Organization Can Sponsor our Event!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact UNCF Newark at 973.642.1955 for more information.

Trustee  Title Sponsor:  $30,000 

  • Lead the event/program with UNCF and KAT executives
  • Opportunity to speak during the program and in media interviews
  • Logo on event registration website
  • Premier logo placement on all digital and printed media, t-shirt, bibs, maps and signage
  • Official press release recognition 
  • Celebrity Athlete participant will highlight sponsors via social media
  • Company Team photo taken with Celebrity Athlete and autographed by Celebrity Athlete
  • Large product placement display opportunity (e.g. vehicle display)
  • Premier event tent for hospitality and/or materials
  • 25 complimentary event registrations

Ph.D.:  $20,000 

  • Prime logo placement on digital and printed media, t-shirts, bibs, and signage
  • Logo placement on route maps and mile markers (3 signs)
  • Celebrity Athlete participant will highlight sponsors via social media
  • Press release recognition
  • Product placement display opportunity and event tent location for materials
  • 15 complimentary event registrations

Master’s:  $10,000 

  • Key logo placement on digital and printed media and t-shirts
  • Logo placement on route maps and mile markers (2)
  • Press release recognition
  • Product placement display opportunity and event tent location for materials
  • 10 complimentary event registrations

Bachelor’s: $5,000 

  • Logo placement on digital and printed media
  • Event tent location for product and material display
  • 5 complimentary event registrations 

Tuition:  $3,500 

  • Logo placement on select digital media
  • Event tent area for product and material display
  • 3 complimentary event registrations 

Room and Board:  $2,500 

  • Event tent area for product and material display
  • 2 complimentary event registrations 
Team Info: Form a Team or Walk Alone!

Need to download a form for your team? Here they are!

Walk Entry Form

Walk Pledge Form

Team Captain Guide


Get your team together and start training!

2018 Team Challenge

Whether you are a group of friends, a member of an organization or work colleagues, form your teams and participate in the "2018 Team Challenge." The top three teams will be recognized at the Walk/Run for Education and the top fundraising team will receive a trophy.


2018 Individual Challenge

Registered individuals are eligible to compete for top fundraising individual. The top three individuals will be recognized at the Walk/Run for Education. The individual must raise a minimum of $500 in order to receive a trophy. Any matching gift must be received in our office by the deadline to qualify.


2018 Faith-Based Challenge 

You can have the entire congregation, the youth group, or the choir and have a competition within a competition. Just form your teams today. We really want faith groups’ participation. The top three teams will be recognized at the Walk/Run for Education and the top faith-based fundraising team will receive a trophy.


Age Group Awards

The top finisher in each of the age and gender categories are eligible to claim age-group award trophies.
Award Categories

Participants in these age levels will receive awards:

  • 10-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 and over

 

 

Registration Fees

Adults (19 yrs. and above)

  • Pre-registration (Closes 9/20/18):  $35 
  • On-site registration (9/22/18):  $40
  • Group registration (Closes 9/20/18) $25 PP 

Students (12 - 18 with student ID)

  • Pre-registration (Closes 9/20/18):  $20 
  • On-site registration (9/22/18):  $25 
  • Group registration (Closes 9/20/18): $15 PP

Children (11 and under)

  • Pre-registration (Closes 9/20/18):  Free
  • On-site registration (9/22/18):  Free