Every July for the past 19 years, the Downtown Westfield Corporation has hosted a pizza run. It has become a summertime ritual enjoyed by thousands of people every year. But how do you host an event like this amid COVID-19 concerns? You go virtual. How do you participate in a Westfield Virtual Pizza Run 2020? It’s pretty easy, actually.
Westfield Virtual Pizza Run 2020
Instead of crowding together at a starting line in the downtown area, this year’s pizza run lets you start from wherever you decide. And unlike weekday pizza runs of the past, this year’s virtual run takes place on a Sunday. Why? To get more people involved.
How the Virtual Run Works
First step, register. Do so before July 2nd and receive an official Virtual Race T-shirt. Wear it with pride while running on July 19th. When you register, you receive instructions for what to do on race day. Download the Trackster app to track your progress and race time. You’ll need to upload that information by the end of race day to determine race winners.
Instead of grabbing yourself a slice of pizza at the finish line, everyone who registers receives a $3 coupon to use at any Downtown Westfield pizzeria. You have until the end of July to use it. In addition, 50 lucky people receive “golden tickets” with their registration. That entitles you to one free pizza pie in the future. All race winners receive a free pizza, too.
All proceeds raised from the Pizza Run go towards beautification and recovery efforts in the Downtown Westfield area. If you’d like, you can either create a fundraising group of your own or join one already in progress. Coach Sam Tooley with the Alpha Fit Club hosts a special Virtual 5K workout station on Quimby Street at 9 am this Sunday, June 28th. It’s free to join. Plus, he also has his own Alpha Squad fundraising group for the virtual run on July 19th. Find out how to join his squad at the workout.