More than 2,400 Runners Set to Run for Pizza

According to ScotchPlains.Patch.com, “What starts with a pistol and ends with eating a slice of pizza while out of breath? The Downtown Westfield 5K and Pizza Extravaganza.”

“On Wednesday evening, 2,475 runners from across the state will descend on downtown Westfield to compete in the 9th annual competitive road race. Everyone who pre-registered will receive a free slice of pizza at the end of the race. The race starts at 7:00 p.m. at East Broad Street and Elm Street. Participants will run a loop through the downtown and several north side residential neighborhoods, and finish at Elm and Quimby.  The finish line will also be the site of the awards ceremony, where the top three male and female finishers overall, the top three male and female finishers in each age group, and the top three Westfield finishers (both male and female) will be honored. For everyone who failed to place, there will still be pizza and partying, with live music by the Michael Craig Band, who play everything from Uncle Kracker to Elton John. So even if did not run like a rocket man, you can still move like a tiny dancer.”