Run. Walk. Roll. Stroll. Skip if you want. It doesn’t matter how you do it as long as you just do it! Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA 5k Run 2019 is now open to anyone interested in participating. Proceeds help fund the special needs programs provided by the Y.
What: Westfield Area YMCA 2019 5K Run
Where: Westfield Area Y (220 Clark St)
When: Sunday, September 15th, 9 am Kids Fun Run, 9:30 am 5K
Admission: $0 for Kids Run, $27 for 5K before August 30th
Contact: Will Smith, Assistant Director of Physical Programs, Westfield Area YMCA (908) 301-9622 x279 or via email
Westfield Area YMCA 2019 5K Run
As a long-time member of the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club, I know first hand what this organization means to our local community. They provide education, services, and athletic programs to men, women, and children regardless of their financial status or physical prowess. Their special needs program allows those with physical limitations to participate in recreational activities, too. But they need your help to ensure that these services continue to be available for them. That’s where the 5K comes in to play.
The day’s events start off with a one-mile fun run for kids ages 8 and under at 9 am. Then, at 9:30, everybody begins the 5K. It’s open to all ages and physical abilities. The start/finish line can be found just outside the Westfield Y location on Clark. Whether you walk, run or roll your way to the finish line, the only thing that matters is that you have fun doing it.
Water stops refresh participants along the entire route. You will encounter flat and slightly hilly areas along the way. Dress appropriately for the weather and your comfort. Awards will be handed out to the top three finishers in each age group as well as overall, top male and female, and top hand cyclists male and female.
Westfield Y 5K Registration
Register today to participate in next month’s 5K. If you sign up by the end of the day on August 30th, you pay just $27 per person. After the 30th, prices go up. You can also register in person at the Y’s Clark St facility on September 14th (8 am to 2 pm) or 15th (8 am to 9 am). Online registration closes on the 13th. Even though the Kids Run is free, you still need to register your child. All kids receive a ribbon.