Stop To Run Or Walk To Raise Traffic Safety Awareness

The Nikhil Badlani Foundation plans to host the sixth Annual USATF certified STOP For Nikhil 5K Run/Walk on Sun., Sept. 18, at West Orange High School to remember those who died and to honor those who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes.

Funds raised will support their ongoing programs to promote traffic safety awareness and provide music and academic scholarships to underserved children.

The Nikhil Badlani Foundation was established in July 2011 to honor the memory of 11-year-old Nikhil Badlani, who was killed in a car crash on June 11, 2011, when a driver ran a STOP sign.

As of July 31, 2016, there have been 326 motor vehicle fatalities in NJ, an increase of nine percent from last year as per the State Police Fatal Accident Crash Statistics. This number does not include those that were seriously injured. By participating in the Run/Walk, help the foundation in its mission to save lives and reduce the number of injuries from motor vehicle crashes.

Register, start a team or donate at

Encourage friends, family and co-workers to join in for a morning of fun at the STOP For Nikhil 5K Run/Walk. The event will include Kids Fun Run, music, kids activities and food.

Bicycle helmets will be custom fitted and given to the first 30 kids, courtesy of NJ Safe Kids. Awards will be presented to the team captain that raises the most funds and the team captain with the most team members, and to the top 3 male and female runners in each age group.

Thanks to our partnership with Essex County, participants will receive discounted
admission to Turtle Back Zoo, Mini Golf Safari and Codey Arena on race day when they show their Run/Walk bibs.

To learn more about the Nikhil Badlani Foundation and its programs visit

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