Greta’s Run is Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Roosevelt Intermediate School on 301 Clark St. in Westfield, NJ. The course is USATF certified and sanctioned. Prizes and bib/shirt pick-up details will be announced closer to race day.
Wheelchairs/handcycles are welcome, and volunteers will be present for course assistance if needed. Day of schedule is 9:00-10:45 a.m.: Bib/Shirt Pick-up; 9:00-10:45 a.m.: Day-of Registration; 11 a.m.: 5k Start; noon -1 p.m.: Awards and refreshments.
Greta’s Run is a 5k run, walk, roll and fundraiser organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School freshman who died from injuries sustained on the first anniversary of 9/11, when a tree fell on her during lunch. Organized by Greta’s childhood friends, Greta’s Run is a neighborhood centerpiece that 1,300 people of all abilities look forward to participating in. All proceeds benefit people with special and adaptive needs.
Greta’s Run skipped a year to become a 501c3 volunteer-led nonprofit, moved to Roosevelt Intermediate School, and changed the date from September to April. Participants travel in from 24 states, so Greta’s Run adopted a Local and National approach to impact. This year, Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation will benefit from the proceeds. Learn more, here.
For questions or to learn more, contact:
Ben Nanna | Co-founder & Director