Erasing South Orange Borders Run/WalkErasing South Orange Borders 2024

Presented by Erasing Essex's Borders

Limited Spaces/Registration Required
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Join South Orange resident Stephanie Lawson Muhammad, founder of Erasing Essex’s Borders, on an exploration of the historical borders that defined the boundaries of South Orange within Essex County and how those borders have impacted African Americans over the last 150 years.  Each route will cover approximately 3.1 miles (5k) and incorporate locations and landmarks significant to the African American experience.  We ask all participants to register in advance and the route will be published at

Scheduled Times (Must Register)

Saturday, February 3rd
8:00 am (Running)/1:00 pm (Walkers)

Saturday, February 10th - Hosted by SOMA Fox Running Club
8:00 am (Running Only)/No Afternoon Walk

Saturday, February 17th 
8:00 am (Running)/1:00 pm (Walkers)

Saturday, February 24th 
8:00 am (Running)/1:00 pm (Walkers)

Registration is open for socially distanced, in-person participation. Meet-up locations will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event.  

About Erasing Essex's Borders

Erasing Essex’s Borders is committed to uncovering our history and increasing the understanding of all of the factors that have led to our label as an Apartheid County. Our goal is to Erase The Borders that divide us - the lines that lift some and lower others - the borders of hierarchy and boundaries of injustice. We seek to unify our county - creating belonging that transcends lines - borders - boundaries.

Stephanie Lawon-Muhammad founded Erasing Essex’s Borders in September 2019. She is a mother of three and lives in South Orange with her husband. She served two terms on the South Orange Maplewood School Board (2013 - 2019) and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the South Orange Community Police Collaborative. Stephanie is a Managing Director for Accenture and has had a 26-year career in technology.

Other Events

BLM Route Art RunSOMA Fox Running Club & Erasing Essex Borders
BLM Route Art Run 

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 8:00 am

A collaboration between two organizations to create a running map forming the letters BLM in support of Black History Month and the creation of equality among all. 

For more details or to sign up, please go to

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The SOMA Fox Running Club (SFRC) was established in 2021 as a 501c3 non-profit organization in New Jersey, serving South Orange / Maplewood and the surrounding towns. We are a member organization of Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). 

Our mission is to promote and extend the joys of running to our community through group workouts, camaraderie, runner-to-runner support, and hosting local races and events. We welcome all levels of runners from absolute beginners to the highly experienced or super speedy. We welcome runners ages 18 and up, all genders, and all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion by promoting a safe, welcoming, and respectful community. We strive to share the mental and physical benefits of running with everyone who joins, no matter their running goals.