EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Arc of Atlantic County invites the community to join the 17th Annual Step Up For The Arc Walk 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 on the Ventnor boardwalk. The walk is a rain or shine event.

Registration is at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish St. James Campus, 6415 Atlantic Ave. in Ventnor. The walk kicks-off at 11 a.m. at Newport Avenue and the boardwalk and continues downbeach at your own pace. Participants are welcome to run or bike ride the route as well.

The family-fun event raises money for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Registration for the walk is $25 per person for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children up to age 13. Participants may register in advance, form a team or make a donation at www.thearcatlantic.org/stepup.

A complimentary continental breakfast will fuel the walkers before the walk begins. A party following the walk at 12:30 p.m. will feature refreshments, live entertainment, and surprises.

Fitness Instructors from Tilton Fitness and Wellness will provide the warm-up, along with live music, games and fun with Lite Rock 96.9 FM WFPG and the Atlantic City Blackjacks Diamonds Dance Team and ACUA’s Supercan mascot.

All proceeds will benefit The Arc’s recreation and family support programs. These services give parents the opportunity to have their loved ones in programs that provide educational and recreational activities, and allows them to participate in skill-building, social activities and make new friends.

For more information, please call Mary Ruley Moyer, Director of Development and Community Outreach at 609-485-0800 ext. 135.