WESTFIELD, NJ — About 650 runners, walkers and rollers participated in the Westfield Area YMCA’s 5K Run for Everyone Sunday, according to Greg Hatzisavvas, senior director member and wellness engagement at the YMCA. Money raised will be used to continue to grow the YMCA’s Dragonfly Program, which offers physical, recreational and social programs for young adults with special needs.
“We’re really excited,” Hatzisavvas said. "The weather turned out really nice. We got a lot of support from the community.”
Scores will be available at CompuScore.com.
Events went on as planned despite news Saturday of bomb exploding in a trash can at a 5K in Seaside Park, which injured no one, and another bomb in a New York City Dumpster that injured 29, according to reports.
“We have many officers on duty at the race every year,” Hatzisavvas said. “We always are well staffed with officers.”
The Westfield Police Department’s mobile command center, often used at large events, was also present at the 5K.
The run kicked off with a performance of the National Anthem by high school student Samantha Sprechman.
“She was incredible,” Hatzisavvas.
Afterward, families enjoyed swimming in the YMCA’s pool, listening to live music by RMC Studios and an inflatable obstacle course, bounce house and sports games in the gym.
Sunday’s events were preceded by a fashion show at Lord & Taylor members of the Westfield Area YMCA’s Dragonfly program, Devilfish swim team and Flyers track team.
The 5K Run for Everyone was sponsored by:
American DG Energy
Meyer & Depew Company
Lord & Taylor
The Grinis Family
Lentz Plumbing & Heating
D.S.G.K. Drywall, Inc
The Musial Group Architects
In Memory of Sean Young
Bovella's Pastry Shoppe
Dan Swayze & Son, Inc.
The Fortino Family
Kessler Rehabilitation Center
Park Elite Cheerleading
Potter Architects, LLC
ShopRite Wines and Spirits of Westfield
Speedy Sewer & Drain
Westfield Area Y's Men's Club
Westfield Audio Visual
Westfield Pediatric Dental Group
16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro
The Brick Oven
Downtown Westfield Corp.
Evalyn Dunn Gallery
The Farmhouse Store
Gallery U Boutique
Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Ivy Educational Services
Jay's Cycle Center
Rudy's of Garwood
Savory Spice Shop
ShopRite of Garwood
Town of Westfield Public Works
Tutti Baci Italian Bakery and Deli
Westfield PAL Football
Westfield Rescue Squad
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