SOMA TogetheRun | Walk 5K

Live In-Person Sat, May 22 | Virtual May 22 - June 1 South Orange, NJ 07079 US
Bringing our community together while raising up those in need
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SOMA TogetheRun | Walk

Ages 0-6: $0; Ages 7-17: $10; Ages 55+: $25
Place
South Orange Maplewood NJ
South Orange, NJ US 07079
Description

Our two towns have been through....a lot this past year. It is time SOMA came together through the spirit of community, good health, and mutual support.

Join us on Saturday, May 22nd, for a HYBRID Run/Walk beginning at 9:00am, or any day/time you choose thereafter. This family friendly event will feature an exciting live broadcast, category prizes to run/walk participants, and the ability to participate on whatever 5K route works best for you that day (choose your own or click on routes to see 4 options from by SOMA Fox Running Club). Our Facebook Group will enable community chatter, photo sharing from various places around our 2 towns by participants, and shoutouts as participants cross the finish line. For those wanting a true start/finish line arch experience, you can join us at one of 2 routes starting from the Skate House area of Meadlowland Conservacy/Meadlowland Park in South Orange, where Baker Street Yoga, Mayor Frank McGehee and Sheena Collum will be kicking us off! Want to support SOMA but won't be here that day? This event allows you to participate from any city, any state...anywhere!

Registration Fees:

  • Ages: Under 7, $0!
  • Ages 7-17, $10; 
  • Ages 55+: $25
  • Ages 18+
    • $25 through 4/30 (Early Bird)
    • $30 through 5/14
    • $35 through 5/21 @ 5pm

All Participants who register will receive:

  • Custom Tyvek Run/Walk Bib, to be picked up at Meadowland Park Skate House 5/21 1-7pm
  • Printable Certificate of Completion Award
  • Training Plan and 4 Event Day Routes, provided by SOMA Fox Running Club (or run/walk your way from anywhere!)
  • Inaugural SOMA TogetheRunWalk Branded Breathable Gaiter Masks to be picked up at Meadowland Park Skate House 5/21 1-7pm (while supplies last)
  • Playlist , Mileage Tracking and Event Day Live Broadcast 
  • Opening stretch led by Baker Street Yoga
  • Sponsor Prizes for top fundraisers, most creative photos, and more posted on 5K day
  • Potential Sponsor Giveaways in advance, by pickup at central location (while supplies last)
  • Free Post 5K 1/2 Drafts at Beer Sponsor, Fox and Falcon for all participants 21+! 
  • Free Post 5K 12 oz Cold Brew/Iced Tea from The Order, Cookies from Able Baker, and Pickles on Sticks from Baker Street Market with your tyvek bib!

While groups and teams are encouraged, we ask you to remain safe and socially distanced for your fellow neighbors. 

Want to go the extra mile and give back even more from your efforts for the local community? We'll give you tools for you and your families to raise money for MEND Hunger Relief Network of Essex County. 

The Charity

MEND Hunger Relief Network: Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity

MEND is an interfaith network of 20 member food pantries located throughout Essex County, NJ. MEND strengthens and supports its food pantry network by providing supplemental food, funds, volunteers, and a monthly forum for collaboration. MEND also advocates for policies to improve the quality of life for those in need in the County.

Every dollar you raise helps fill a pantry or refrigerator with fresh produce and groceries. We're aiming to raise over $10,000 thanks to your efforts. Share your fundraising page through social media, text, and e-mail to get the word out and help us cross the finish line! Click here for fundraising tips, how to share, and how to connect to Facebook Fundraising!

The SWAG

Aside from your custom numbered bib, you'll receive this amazing and stylish gaiter, thanks to Ann Laskowski and Welcome Home NJ! Available in both adult and kid sizes, to be picked up at a central location during event week while supplies last!

Click here to access our Spotify playlist for training and event day! Got a song request? Send to jess@wheelhouseevent.com!

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