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The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is looking for volunteers to help out with upcoming events. With the 13th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K Run & Pizza Extravaganza right around the corner, volunteers are needed. It will be held on July 23, 2014. If you are willing to help, please contact Meg Mehorter, Pizza Run volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Westfield and other downtown events taking place, call the DWC at (908) 789-9444 for a Destination Westfield brochure with events calendar or check out their website at: www.WestfieldToday.com.
Photo: The Westfield Jaycees volunteer every year as one of their many “Good Deeds” at the annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza which will be held on July 23, 2014. They not only assist with setup of the pizza area but also distribute over 6,500 pizza slices. Downtown Westfield Corporation purchases the discounted pizzas from Casa di Pizza, Cosimo’s and Ferraro’s
Online registration is now open! The 5K Pizza Run, one of the largest non-corporate 5K races in the state, attracts over 2,800 runners and over 6,000 spectators for an evening of running, pizza, prizes, DJ entertainment, and live music by Michael Craig Band & FOG. Tech shirts to the first 2,500 entrants. For more information and to register, click here.
Thanks to our sponsors who make this wonderful event possible. Platinum Sponsor: Trinitas Regional Medical Center; Silver Sponsors: Barnabas Health - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Stop & Shop, Overlook Medical Center, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; Bronze Sponsors: Advanced Wellness of Westfield, AEPG Wealth Strategies, Anthony James Construction, David Realty Group, Drew-Rogers, JAG Physical Therapy, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper; Morgan Stanley, Summit Medical Group, Trenk DiPasquale, UBS, Westfield Pediatric Dental Group; Contributing Sponsors: The Office Beer Bar & Grill, Spencer Savings Bank; Supporting Sponsor: State Farm Insurance Christine Cosenza Agency.
Westfield, NJ - The 12th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza held on July 24, 2013 was a huge success thanks to all the sponsors and participants of this year’s event. Over 2,700 runners and approximately 6,000 spectators participated, setting a new record. The overall winner was Chris Heibell of Hillsborough with a finish time of 15:13.41. Second and third place finishers were Chris Croff of Summit at 15:16.13 and D. J. Thornton of Rahway at 15:27.44 respectively. The annual “Pizza Run” takes many months to plan and would not be possible without the help of key people, volunteers, generous sponsors and a gracious business and residential community.
A special thank you to the dedicated DWC staff: Sherry Cronin, Executive Director, Beth Brenner, Asst. Executive Director, Jamie Lemberg, On-line Marketing & Social Media Manager, Meghan Dunn, DWC Intern, who worked tirelessly to plan and execute the event along with Mark Zenobia, OYMP Race Director and staff. Over 100 volunteers also worked at the event under the direction of Meg Mehorter, Volunteer Coordinator.
For the fourth year in a row, Trinitas Regional Medical Center was the Platinum Sponsor of the event. Silver sponsors included: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Overlook Medical Center, Barnabas Health - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Stop & Shop. Bronze Sponsors included: Capital One, David Realty Group Residential Brokerage, Drew & Rogers, Get in Shape for Women of Westfield, JAG Physical Therapy, Lindabury McCormack, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., Morgan Stanley, ShopRite of Garwood, Summit Medical Group, Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C., UBS, Wells Fargo Advisors, Westfield Running Company and Westfield Pediatric Dental Group. Contributing sponsors included: Creative Dental Care, P.A., The Office Beer Bar & Grill, PSE&G, Spencer Savings Bank and Thomas Burns, DMD, P.A. Supporting sponsors included: Farmers Insurance – Partners Agency & Associates, and State Farm Insurance Christine Consenza Agency.
The DWC provided 5,760 slices of pizza purchased at discounted prices from local restaurants Casa di Pizza, Cosimo’s, and Ferraro’s. Once again, the Westfield Jaycees, DWC Chairman Dominick Verdic and family distributed all of the pizza and cookies to the hungry runners. Stop & Shop provided the water stop and finish line water and many goodies at their booth. . Mayor Andy Skibitsky interviewed many attendees to be aired on TV36. Sponsors provided many giveaways to runners and spectators. ShopRite of Garwood provided 5,200 cookies, LaYogurt yogurt and juices, water and soda to the runners. The Westfield Police Department assisted with street closings and volunteer course marshal assignments. The Westfield Fire Department hosed down the runners, and The Westfield Rescue Squad was on hand to provide medical care but none was needed. The Westfield Department of Public Works provided equipment and trash disposal.
Entertainment was provided by the ever-popular Michael Craig Band & FOG. The top female finishers were given floral bouquets donated by Trader Joe’s. An awards ceremony followed the race with random prizes donated by the following businesses: Acquaviva della fonti, Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe, Casa di Pizza, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cosimo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Digiplex Destinations/Rialto, The Farmhouse Store, Kessler Rehabilitation, Kidville, Learning Express Toys of Westfield, Let’s Yo Yogurt, Limani Seafood Grill, Rockn’ Joe Coffeehouse + Bistro, Sole Fine Italian Shoes, Tamar Jewelry, The Running Company, and Xocolatz Restaurant & Grill. Subway provided the electricity for the band. Seraphim Wellness and Kessler Rehabiltiation provided stretching/massage to the runners. Weichert Realtors and Keller Williams provided many volunteers assisting with water stops and course marshals.
Enjoy photos of the 2013 Downtown Westfield Pizza Run taken by the Downtown Westfield Corporation. A fun evening and a beautiful night! Click here.
Photos from the 2013 Downtown Westfield 5K Run & Pizza Extravaganza.
Enjoy these wonderful photos by the Downtown Westfield Corporation. See if you can find yourself before, during or after the race!