After canceling last year due to COVID concerns, the Westfield Area Night of Lights 5K is back for 2021. This fundraiser helps aid local families struck by tragedy. Whether you run, walk, skip, or saunter your way through the 5K, it does not matter. Enjoying yourself along the journey is the goal.
What: Westfield Area Night of Lights 5K 2021
Start/Finish: Tamaques Park
When: Sunday, September 12th, 6:30 pm
Admission: $30 per person through Aug 31st, $35 Sept 1st to 13th
Contact: Sam Tooley, The Tooley Legacy Foundation, via email
Westfield Area Night of Lights 5K 2021
When Sam Tooley’s brother Jake died in a house fire back in 2017, his family was overwhelmed by the love and support they received from their community. To pay it forward (and to honor his brother’s memory), Sam created the Tooley Legacy Foundation. The foundation provides financial and emotional support for families that find themselves in tragic situations such as the one the Tooley’s faced. Fundraisers like this 5K help fund their efforts.
On the night of the event, participants gather at Tamaques Park at 6:30 pm. In keeping with CDC guidelines, runners/walkers will be spaced out to allow for social distancing. Bib pickup will be done outdoors for safety as well. Garden State Radio performs live close to the finish line. That way, participants receive an extra push to complete their final steps of the race. Organizers provide snacks and water for participants to keep them going throughout the 5K course. Then, at the end of the race, refuel courtesy of one of the food trucks on-site.
Registration for the 5K
Early registration for the Westfield Area Night of Lights 5K ends at the close of business on August 31st. This entitles you to a discounted price of just $30 per person. If you register between September 1st and September 13th, you pay an extra $5 per person. Visit the Night of Lights online registration site here to sign up for the race.
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