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Sign up Now for the 2023 Strides for Education 5k Hybrid Run/Walk

Race date November 5th | Sponsorship deadline October 1st


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The Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk is more fun as a team!

This shortened, grass Fun Run course, ~1,000-foot loop around Simons Park, is perfect for younger runners-in-training!

Curious about how the Education Foundation of Morris Plains (EFMP) supports innovation the Morris Plains School District? EFMP was founded on a simple concept; the need to find external funding sources, such as private and corporate resources, to will allow the district to maintain and grow world-class educational opportunities for the students of Morris Plains. Teacher grant applications are accepted twice each year. EFMP fundraising efforts have included unique events and we actively seek outside grants and donations. The EFMP has been able to donate more than $100,000 to the Morris Plains School District. Click to watch a short video highlighting some of the projects we have funded with the help of our community!

Sign up now to sponsor the 2023 Strides For Education Hybrid 5k Walk/Run to support innovation in education in the Morris Plains School District!

Every year the Education Foundation of Morris Plains recognizes the accomplishments on the Borough School graduates with lawn signs to celebrate them and share our warmest wishes for their continued success in high school and beyond!

The results are in for 2022 Strides for Education Hybrid 5K Run/Walk...

Check out this article featuring the 7th annual Strides for Education 5k Run/Walk! Thank you to all our participants, sponsors, volunteers, and community for helping to make our 2022 event a big success!

The Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk has become a cherished tradition in Morris Plains, drawing serious runners, runners-in-training, walkers and a wide range of teams created by community organizations. Organized by the Education Foundation of Morris Plains, proceeds support innovation in education in the Morris Plains School District. Become a sponsor and raise your profile among active, engaged local residents!

For more information or to become a sponsor, email us at

EFMP hosted our 2nd annual EFMP Garden Tour in June 2022, welcoming more than 125 visitors from New Jersey and even further afield! The self-guided tour featured exclusive access to private gardens in Morris Plains, including many that were opened to the public for the first time ever...

You can help us grow! Sign up today to become a sponsor for the the 2022 MP Garden Tour to support our mission to fund the way forward through educational innovation in the MPSD. In addition, sponsors receive recognition in our print and digital event materials.

Complete and submit this form by May 19th to become a sponsor!

These spectacular selfies were taken by participants in our Strides for Education Virtual 5K, Oct. 23-25. The event raised $14,000 for the Morris Plains School District.

Here's a nice flat course through the streets of Morris Plains--suggestion only! Note: these streets will be open to traffic, so stay alert and stay safe!

Support the schools and reach the community with a Strides for Education sponsorship!

Virtual Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk, Oct. 23-25
Virtual Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk, Oct. 23-25

You can run or walk your 5K at any location and at any pace you desire between Friday October 23 and midnight on October 25th, 2020. Raffle for all, and prize for the biggest team!