Fri September 25 - Sun September 27
Anywhere! Pick one of the suggested routes or run/walk your favorite 5K.


The Same Run With A Twist


For the past 17 years, the Newstead 5K has provided a great opportunity to combine physical activity, community involvement, and fundraising in support of Achieve. This year this much-loved event will have the same purpose with a slightly different approach. Due to the need to maintain social distance we are taking the Newstead 5K virtual this year, and INstead are having participants take to any course on their own schedule over the weekend of September 25th-27th. 


Run one of the suggested 5K courses listed under the Events Info link or pick your favorite 5K route.  Run or walk with your friends and family members wherever and whenever you can over the weekend of September 25th-27th.  Create a virtual team and challenge your neighbors, school communities, running group, or family members to see who can raise the most for the Achieve Foundation. 


Participants can pick up a dry-wick race t-shirt (while supplies last) at South Orange Middle School rear parking lot

Thursday September 24th from 5-7pm 

Friday September 25th 11am-2pm

The Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood raises funds to promote exemplary public education for all students and educators in our community.  Achieve is a registered, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Many community volunteers join together to pursue its mission by organizing events and campaigns and by seeking corporate and institutional grants.   Achieve’s funds are distributed exclusively to educators in the ten schools of the School District of South Orange and Maplewood for classroom grants, volunteer tutors, professional development, innovative pilot programs and much more to enrich the learning experience at all grade levels. 

Our priorities include: funding programs that advance best educational practices and strive to eliminate the achievement gap; providing a district-wide voice in identifying, understanding, and responding to needs throughout the SOMSD; and building community by working together with a variety of stakeholders to strengthen and enrich educational experiences.



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Referral Rewards

Get out the word and save! When you register, you will receive a unique referral code to share with your friends and family.  Get 5 other people to sign up with your unique link and you will receive a $5 reward.  Get 10 people to register with your link and you'll get a $10 reward. Get 25 people to register and you get a free registration. Friends and family must use your link or you will not get the discount.  Spread the word!

Join the INstead 5K Strava Club where you can follow your friends and neighbors during their training, challenge your running partners to beat your 5K time, or share words of encouragement to your fellow INstead 5K runners and walkers. 


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