SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The annual Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer takes place on Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building (430 Park Avenue) in the heart of downtown Scotch Plains.

This year's race will use the same 5k course, starting and finishing across from the Fire House on Senger Place and conclude with a live band performance and BBQ from the Stagehouse Tavern on the grounds of the Scotch Plains Municipal building.

Check-in - 6:00 p.m.
Live Music - 6:30 p.m.
Fun Run - 7:00 p.m.
5K - 7:30 p.m.
Celebration - 8:15 p.m.

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USATF certified course (NJ16008LMB). Start and finish at Scotch Plains Municipal building Map, course runs northeast through residential neighborhoods to Warren St., and back.

This race was started by a group of local runners, who wanted to see a great event in their own downtown for the betterment of the downtown. And that group has joined with another group of local residents to who have previously put on the Patrick J. Allocca Memorial 5K. Together, this race will raise money to do something special in the downtown of Scotch Plains as well as for a charitable recipient. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.