Westfield’s "Virtual" 5K Pizza Run is Sunday, July 19, 2020
Run and raise dough for downtown Westfield businesses!
The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is excited to announce the Virtual Pizza Run on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Switching from our regular Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza to a virtual format allows the community to stay safe while participating in this well-loved tradition.
Join our race director, Coach Sam Tooley, of Alpha Fit Club, and register for Westfield's Virtual 5K Pizza Run. You'll get instructions, training plans from Coach Sam Tooley, T-shirts*, pizza and prizes for winners—while raising dough for a good cause. All of the event's net proceeds will go towards downtown beautification and recovery, supporting downtown businesses adapting to COVID-19 requirements.
How does it work? Included in the registration will be race day instructions and training plans for all levels. Run anytime, anywhere before race day, you'll receive a link to the Trackster app to track your distance and upload your race time by the end of the day on July 19.
*Sign up before July 2, included in your race registration is a performance t-shirt AND a free training plan (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) created by Coach Sam Tooley.
Of course, no 5K Pizza Run would be complete without pizza! All registrants will receive a $3 coupon for a slice of pizza from your choice of downtown Westfield pizzerias (good through 7/31/20). And that's not all. On race day, Downtown Westfield will be giving away 50 pizzas. Order from any of our downtown Westfield pizzerias and see if your order arrives with a "Golden ticket" for a free pizza in a future order.
Winners will be announced within days of the event with the winner of each category receiving a certificate, social media mention, and a free pizza!
*A Virtual Pizza Run t-shirt will be available for anyone who registers before July 2. The Westfield Virtual Pizza Run T-shirt will be available for contactless pick up on July 17 to wear on race day.
Join the team:
- Sign up. Here is a link to register for Virtual 5K Pizza Run. The fee for the 5K is $35.
- If you'd like, you can create a fundraising team, like Coach Sam's Alpha Squad, or join one! The money raised will go directly to the downtown business corporation to help our local businesses. Join the team of your favorite local shop or eatery for a friendly competition amongst our businesses and see who's team can raise the most money. The winning team runs away with bragging rights, a sign proclaiming their dominance, social media posts, and a trophy.
Coach Sam Tooley and JackRabbit Westfield are hosting a complimentary Virtual 5K Pizza Run training workout (stationary, not a run) this Sunday, June 28, at 9 AM on Quimby Street, Westfield NJ. No registration is necessary, grab your sneakers, water, a towel, and a yoga mat, and get your training plan in motion.
We hope to see you out there running and raising dough!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS TO DATE:
Atlantic Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center
Elizabethtown Gas; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; JAG-ONE Physical Therapy; Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.; Summit Medical Group; UBS; Westfield Pediatric Dental Group