PLAINFIELD, NJ — Remember when there were in-person events? Well, that's not stopping organizers of Plainfield's Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life, now in its tenth year. The 5K run and 1-mile walk goes virtual, and times can be recorded through Saturday, November 21.

This year, according to organizers, participants have the option to choose their own course, be it outside or even on a treadmill. A new feature is the Open Run category where you can run or walk any distance in any location.

Since the event is virtual, anyone can participate, whether in Plainfield and surrounding communities, other parts of New Jersey, or across the country.

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The mission of the Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life is to promote unity, create awareness of one's history and legacy, highlight and build upon the beauty and safety of community, promote health and wellness, and raise funds for less privileged youth and seniors.

In 2020, organizers aim to promote sensitivity to major societal ills, including the dangers of the coronavirus, social justice, and other health issues like cancer and cardiovascular disease.

To participate in this event, register at Participants' times must be uploaded by November 21; upon registration, you will receive an email with a personal link to record your time.

  • High school students and younger: register for $15, plus a $2 processing fee that includes a souvenir race shirt.
  • Adults: register for $25, plus $2.50 processing fee that includes a souvenir race shirt.

Funds raised benefit Plainfield youth programs, scholarships for high school seniors, and senior citizen initiatives.

For more information, visit the walk/run website: For more information, email


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