The Unified 5K was a bit different this year… we went VIRTUAL! Like many other race events in 2020, Special Olympics New Jersey converted our community based Unified 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, presented by Inspira Health, to a virtual race, in conjunction with Rowan University’s Virtual Family Weekend. The event ran from September 20 to October 4.

We had some great teams sign up and fundraise. Shout out to our top fundraising team, South Jersey Runners for SONJ, who raised over $700! They organized a safe, socially distanced run with the club to complete their 5K together! The group loved supporting athlete, Ian, and cheering him on as he finished his 5K!

South Jersey Runners for SONJ
Athlete, Ian, proudly displaying his finisher medal!

We had 29 Special Olympics athletes participate in the race. Jeni walked her 5K with her furry friend, Bella. Eric ran with his dad, Dan, and enjoyed the scenery along the way!

Jeni & Bella
Eric & Dan

We appreciate everyone who supported this event, even though things looked a bit different this year! You helped us prove that we are truly BETTER TOGETHER, but safer apart.

Thank you for your efforts in helping us raise over $16,000! Your fundraising efforts help Special Olympics New Jersey provide training and competition opportunities, health, wellness, athlete leadership and Unified program initiatives to over 26,000 athletes of across the New Jersey – all completely free of charge!

Thank to our presenting sponsor, Inspira Health, for your amazing support and help with this event! Thank you for Rowan University and the Rowan Unified Sports Club for your support as well! We love putting on this event with you!


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