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2017 Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza Set for July 26

The Westfield Jaycees handed out thousands of slices to runners at the 2016 Pizza Run. Credits: Jackie Lieberman

WESTFIELD, NJ — Thousands are expected to participate in Downtown Westfield’s 16th annual 5K & Pizza Extravaganza on Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. Organized by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, the “Pizza Run” attracted more than 2,200 runners and thousands of spectators last year.

The run is one of the largest non-corporate 5K races in the state. Proceeds will be earmarked for Downtown Westfield streetscape improvements, such as new street lights, sidewalks, crosswalks and landscaping.

After the race, pizza, beverages and desserts will be provided to runners by Westfield establishments and awards will be given out. Everyone will be able to enjoy a DJ and live music by Michael Craig Band & Fog.

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Runners must pre-register at by midnight July 24. The fee is $33 ($30 for USATF members). Tech shirts to the first 2,500 entrants and caps to the first 600.

Parking on-street and in lots will be free after 3 p.m. on race day.

For a course map, click here.

2017 Sponsors Include:

Presenting Sponsor:
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Platinum Sponsor:
Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Gold Sponsor:
Stop & Shop

Silver Sponsors: 
Overlook Medical Center; UBS

Bronze Sponsors:
Drew-Rogers; Elizabethtown Gas; Hehl & Hehl, P.C.; JackRabbit Westfield; JAG Physical Therapy; Kessler Rehabilitation Center; Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper; Merrill Lynch; Mesina Realty; PSE&G; RWJBarnabas Health; ShopRite of Garwood; Spencer Savings Bank; Summit Medical Group; Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.; Weichert, Realtors; Westfield Braces; Westfield Pediatric Dental Group

To find out about sponsorship opportunities for 2017, contact the Downtown Westfield Corporation at 908-789-9444. To volunteer in 2017 to help out at the race, contact Meg Mehorter at

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