The Starting Point 5K/1Mile Walk

The Starting Point of New Jersey 5K and 1 Mile Walk is a premiere event in South Jersey dedicated to hope and help for individuals and families navigating mental health challenges, addiction, and recovery.

This race isn't just about fitness; it's about saving lives and supporting others. Our nonprofit offers a lifeline for those facing mental health and addiction challenges, ensuring that everyone gets the assistance and guidance they need. The Starting Point Board will also honor two outstanding community members, Vince DiPasquale and Harry Bilicki, for their lifelong advocation of spiritual, mental, and physical health. 


Saturday, October 26, 2024


Cooper River Park Jack Curtis Stadium
5300 N Park Drive, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109


5K Run starts at 9:00 am. Walk starts at 9:15.
Same day registration will be offered from 7:00 – 8:00 am at an increased rate.
Medals and awards immediately following.
Register now and take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing at $30 before rates increase on July 1st. 

(July 1 to August 15 price is $35, August 16 to October 24 price is $40 and Day-of Registration Price is $45)

The 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

To sign-up for sponsorship of for more information, simply contact Loretta Depka Zerbo at 856.854.3155, ext. 179 or via e-mail,

Platinum - $2,500

  • Banner Placement
  • Email and Social Media Marketing Mentions
  • Packet Entry
  • Business Logo on T-shirt
  • Race Day Mention
  • 5 Run/Walk Participants

Gold - $1,500

  • Packet Entry
  • Business Logo T-shirt
  • 2 Run/Walk Participants

Silver - $500

  • Packet Entry
  • Business Logo T-shirt

Bronze $250

  • Business Logo T-shirt

Proceeds Benefit The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey, a 501©(3) non-profit organization. The Starting Point is a nonprofit education, referral, and resource center for individuals and families seeking support for mental wellness, addiction recovery, and personal growth.

The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation and the percentage of contribution received by The Starting Point during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the charitable purpose may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215 and is available on the internet at Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement. Goods and service received for each participant for this donation were $20.