Newstead 5K

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Newstead 5K Race kicks off the new school year in South Orange and Maplewood with a fun and family friendly event open to community members of all fitness levels. Each year, the race attracts hundreds of enthusiastic runners and walkers to the wide open course in South Orange’s bucolic Newstead neighborhood. As a fundraiser for the Achieve Foundation, the race provides up to $35,000 annually to enhance education in all ten SOMSD schools. 

The race, which is considered a “fast” course, features chip timing by CompuScore and a 1/2 mile Fun Run for children (sponsored by the Able Baker).  Excellent sponsorship opportunities for businesses and families provide an important way to raise vital funds for public education and kick off a new school year.

To join the Newstead 5K as a sponsor please click HERE

Thanks to Stainfil Studios for providing video highlights of the 2018 Newstead 5K race!



Sponsor the 2019 Newstead 5K Race

Add your name or the name/logo of your business to our growing list of sponsors.

  • Reach 40,000 residents
  • Gain recognition through print, online and social media from August through October
  • Be featured on our famous T-shirts
  • Be listed as a supporter on the Achieve Foundation’s website all year!

 Click HERE to become a 2019 race sponsor


Packet Pick-up

Newstead 5K Pre-Race Packet Pick-up Information

  • Thursday, September 19th, 5-8 pm
  • Friday, September 20th, 12-3 pm

D&I Fitness 9 West South Orange Ave. South Orange, NJ 07079 (973) 821-5757

Kids Fun Run

Sponsored by The Able Baker

The Kids Fun Run starts at approximately 9:45 AM (after the 5K race is over).

Entrance is FREE; no registration required.