The 17th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, now more often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ will be here in no time! Don’t forget to sign up for a night of running, pizza, prizes, and entertainment! The event will be held on July 25, 2018 with a start time of 7 pm. Register online at PracticeHard.com before our Monday July 23, 2018, at 11:59 pm deadline will be accepted. There are no online processing fees.

The Pizza Run typically draws over 2,400 runners from the region and would not be possible without the help of generous sponsors. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will be the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the largest and most experienced health insurer in the state, and is the state's market leader in driving changes in the health care industry.

In addition to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s Presenting Sponsorship, Trinitas Regional Medical Center is the Platinum Sponsor of the event. Stop & Shop of Westfield returns as a Gold Sponsor for 2018. Overlook Medical Center and UBS have returned as Silver Sponsors. Drew-Rogers; Elizabethtown Gas; Hehl & Hehl, P.C.; JackRabbit Westfield; JAG Physical Therapy; Kessler Rehabilitation Center; Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper; Merrill Lynch; Mosquito Shield; RWJBarnabas Health; Spencer Savings Bank; Summit Medical Group; Weichert, Realtors; Westfield Braces; and Westfield Pediatric Dental Group will be returning Bronze Sponsors. Columbia Bank; NJBEST New Jersey’s 529 College Savings Plan; The Juice House and Vine Ripe Markets are new Bronze Sponsors. Professional Physical Therapy is a new Contributing Sponsor. REDCOM Design & Construction LLC is a new Supporting Sponsor.

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The race will be held on the USATF certified course for the following route: On E. Broad Street Left onto N. Euclid Avenue, Left onto Park Drive through Mindowaskin Park, Cross Mountain Avenue, Right onto Lawrence Avenue, Left onto Sylvania Place, Right onto Elm Street, Left onto Newton Place, Right onto Prospect Street, Left onto Brightwood Avenue, Left onto Embree Crescent, Left onto Eaglecroft Road, Right onto Clark Street, left onto W. Dudley Avenue, Right onto Elm Street, and Finish just past E. Broad Street. Refer to www.WestfieldToday.com for the course map. Pizza and dessert will be provided to all registered runners. Entertainment will be provided by the ever-popular Michael Craig’s 8 ‘til When & The Groove Sharks with an awards ceremony immediately following the race.

To find out more about the Downtown Westfield Corporation 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, contact Sherry Cronin or Beth Brenner at the Downtown Westfield Corporation at 105 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 (908)789-9444 or by visiting www.WestfieldToday.com. You can now follow the Downtown Westfield Corporation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Photo:  The 17th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza will be held on Wednesday, July 25 at 7 pm.  Sign up today at www.practicehard.com