Location: Newark, NJ US 07102 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
10K Run for Healthy Kids
8:30AM EDT
3K Run/Walk for Healthy Kids
8:30AM EDT
Fun Run *1 registered adult per 2 children must be present for the Fun Run.
10:30AM EDT
Fundraising Teams

As a Fundraiser for the United Way’s Healthy Kids initiative, you can bring awareness about good nutrition and healthy lifestyles to keep our kids healthy, happy, and productive.
We encourage you to donate to one of our fundraising teams or start your own!
Thanks for your donations.

Barnabas Health
Count's Team
DHCW Road Runners
 - Team Captain: Chantal Folkes
Downtown District
Eagle Rock Academy Team
FEC - Team Captain: Gavin Taylor
Habitat for Humanity - Team Captain: Amanda Rasmussen
Horizon Blue
Investors Savings - Team Captain: Omari Frazier
Just One Soccer
Luis Munoz Marin Team
Marin Family
Marin Students
Neweark CEDC
Newark Police Academy
Newark Recreation - Team Captain: Patrick Council
NY Red Bulls Team
People's Prep Wolfpack
Robert Treat Hotel Team
Seton Hall Law
TD Bank - Team Captain: Sheila Wilkerson
The Fire Team
The Presidents Team  
UPS Team
Wells Fargo - Team Captain: Taniesha Reed
Whitten Team


As a Fundraiser for the United Way’s Healthy Kids initiative, you can support much needed lead screening, awareness and education to keep our kids healthy, happy, and productive.

 Earlier this year, Newark Public School officials had to shut down the water fountains in 38 of its district schools. As a result, water in these schools can now only be used for flushing toilets and washing dishes, with all drinking and cooking water coming from donated bottles of water.

 The lead levels in Newark's water ranged from 15.6 parts per billion to 558 ppb —above the EPA's "so-called" action level of 15 ppb. Students in Newark, already affected by poverty, violence and a lack of general resources did not ask for, nor should they suffer from a lack of clean and safe drinking water during the school day.

There are potentially 40,000 students affected. To date only 2,000 have been tested. Many more need to be tested. All families need to be informed and educated on this serious matter.

Run for Healthy Kids 2016

·       10K USAT&F sanctioned, Grand Prix certified Run, Registration required

·      3K Run/Walk-Great for families to Run or Walk together, Registration required

·       Free Fun Run for all children 12 and under, Registration required, (1 registered adult per 2 children)

Fun Run will include free activities for children under 12. Children will enjoy a Fun Run around PSE&G Park, warm up exercises, soccer activities, children performances and so much more.

FREE lead screening and educational materials about the dangers of lead poisoning and what can be done to prevent it. Additionally, information and activities will be centered around other healthy initiatives for children including healthy eating tips, healthy lifestyle educational materials and healthy snacks.

All running events will start and finish around the redesigned Military Park in Downtown Newark. The Park is directly across from Prudential headquarters and adjacent to NJPAC. The course route includes the campuses of Rutgers, NJIT and Essex County College and passes City Hall, The Prudential Center (The Rock), and the historic Essex County Courthouse.
Participants are allowed two hours to complete the 10K run.

Get ready to Run or Walk!! See you on September 11th, 2016. 


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Race Contact Info

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Broad Street and Raymond Blvd.
Newark, NJ US 07102
Volunteer Registration

Become a Volunteer!

Register to volunteer at the United Way 10K Run for Healthy Kids!
Please click on the following link to volunteer:

Volunteer Registration