Save the date for September 17, 2022!

For 19 years, the Newstead 5K race has kicked off the new school year in South Orange-Maplewood, attracting hundreds of enthusiastic runners and walkers for a morning of healthy activity, connection and fundraising. We’re thrilled to be able to run together again this fall. Of course, if you’re not around that morning, you can join ‘virtually’ by running or walking when and where you’d like.

The race will begin at the South Mountain Annex at 9:00 AM on September 17th, with chip-timing provided by CompuScore.  Race registration will open August 1st.  Participants will get our popular race T-shirts (while supplies last). 

Register to run or walk today!

Thanks to presenting sponsor SOMEA and to The Able Baker, sponsor of the Kids Fun Run. We invite all local businesses and families to sponsor the Newstead 5K. All proceeds support programs that promote high-quality education that prepare South Orange-Maplewood students for the future.

Learn more about the benefits associated with sponsorships that range from $125-$1,200.

We are most grateful to the 63 local businesses and families who sponsored the 2021 Newstead 5K! In addition to being featured on Achieve’s website and monthly newsletter, sponsors receive community exposure by getting their names or logos on the iconic race T-shirts. To learn more about sponsoring this year’s race contact Eileen Neri at


Sponsorship Info

Packet Pick-up

You can save time on race day and pick up your T-shirt and race bib in advance. Details to be shared in early September.


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