Join the Karen Ann Quinlan and Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center’s  Celebrate A Life 5K Walk! This one-day walk can be done in person or virtually. It is designed to honor the life of a loved one and motivate you to get moving, whether you walk, run, bike or take part in any physical fitness activity!

Unlike a traditional walk/run/bike race, the virtual part of this event uses technology and takes social distancing into account; allowing you to participate on your own, with a friend, work mates or your whole family, showing your support whenever & wherever you are rain or shine; inside or outside. The choice is yours – join us at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ or join us virtually!

You don’t walk, run or bike to stay active? No problem. Maybe you golf, swim, spin, workout, dance, hike, row, box or even do house or yard work. That’s great! As long as you can move, you can join!

And, as part of the campaign, we encourage you to fundraise to support the programs at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center!  You can register today and start raising funds by sharing with your family and friends on social media and via email. The walk officially starts on Saturday, September 25 at 10 a.m. so be sure to log all your activity for that day. The physical and virtual route are 5K or 3.1 miles long.

After the walk you can join us at the Fairgrounds for the closing ceremony.  We will announce the winners, reflect on the memorial markers and view pictures submitted to the BIGGS Memory wall.

Don’t have a pedometer or other activity tracker? Check out the activity to steps conversion chart! Once you sign up at you will be able to enter your converted activities to steps. Click here for detailed instructions on how to join or create a team. 


  1. Register at by clicking here or clicking the  JOIN NOW button (above).

  2. Download the FREE RACERY app on your mobile device.

  3. You will be able to manually log activity. We count MILES but you can use the activity to steps conversion chart to calculate your activity. 

  4. Build your personal fundraising page and share it on social media!

  5. Build or join a team (optional)

  6. Share your fundraising page URL with friends and family. There are challenges each week of the virtual event with PRIZES!

  7. There are prizes for: Most Money Raised – Individual; Most Money Raised: Group; First to complete the Marathon; Most Spirit; Most Distance Traveled; and Largest Team – These winners will be announced at the virtual closing ceremony.

  8. Get moving!

  9. Click here for detailed instructions on how to join or create a team

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