WESTFIELD, NJ — If you’re hungry to get in shape and support the downtown business community then this one’s for you.

Downtown Westfield Corporation announced that Westfield’s Virtual 5K Pizza Run will be held Sunday, July 19. It is the socially distanced version of Downtown Westfield Corporation’s 5K & Pizza Extravaganza.

Sam Tooley, of Alpha Fit Club, is directing this year’s run with proceeds benefiting beautification projects and supporting the recovery of businesses in the downtown as they recoup from COVID-19, organizers said.

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How does it work? Included in the registration will be race day instructions and training plans for all levels. Run anytime, anywhere before race day, you'll receive a link to the Trackster app to track your distance and upload your race time by the end of the day on July 19.

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How about the Pizza? On race day, Downtown Westfield will be giving away 50 pizzas, organizers said. Order from any of our downtown Westfield pizzerias and see if your order arrives with a “Golden ticket” for a free pizza in a future order, according to the organizers. 

What about race results? Winners will be announced within days of the event with the winner of each category receiving a certificate, social media mention and a free pizza, organizers said.

How do we register? Here is a link to register for Virtual 5K Pizza Run. The fee for the 5K is $35.

If you'd like, you can create a fundraising team, like Coach Sam's Alpha Squad, or join one, organizers said. Money raised will go directly to the downtown business corporation to help local businesses, the DWC said.

“The winning team runs away with bragging rights, a sign proclaiming their dominance, social media posts and a trophy,” the announcement said.

The 2020 sponsors include the following, the DWC announcement said:

Gold Sponsors: Atlantic Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center

Bronze Sponsors: Elizabethtown Gas; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; JAG-ONE Physical Therapy; Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.; Summit Medical Group; UBS; Westfield Pediatric Dental Group

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