WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield police will begin closing streets downtown Wednesday afternoon between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. in preparation for the 16th annual 5K & Pizza Extravaganza that night, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman.

For a complete course map and route, click here.

The race begins at 7 p.m. Police plan to re-open the roads as they clear of runners.

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Thousands are expected to participate in the “Pizza Run.” Organized by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, the event attracted more than 2,200 runners and in excess of 6,000 spectators last year.

“We’re expecting a great turnout,” Wayman said.

Parking on streets and in Downtown Westfield lots will be free after 3 p.m. for the race.

To learn more about the run, click here.