5K Run For Everyone

Sun September 16, 2018 Westfield, NJ US 07090 Directions
Events

5k

9:30AM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.westfieldynj.org/get-involved/5k-run-for-everyone/.

Place
Westfield Area YMCA Main Facility, located at 220 Clark Street
Westfield, NJ US 07090
Description

The 5K Run for Everyone supports special needs programs at the Westfield Area YMCA. Initial proceeds of the run established the Dragonfly Program which offers physical, recreational and social programs for young adults with special needs for free or at minimal cost and enabled the Y to hire a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) to oversee these programs and develop new ones.

Last year’s proceeds helped expand Dragonfly by offering a class for teens and supporting the Y’s summer Inclusion Camp program for children with special needs entering grades K-6.

This year’s proceeds will continue to support Dragonfly and Inclusion Camp while helping launch a new program for young adults with special needs that works toward independence by developing basic life skills such as personal care, safety, housekeeping and interacting in the community.

The 5K Run for Everyone is a USATF sanctioned event and certified course: clocks at each mile; water stops; rolling, flat, and hilled roads. Course map. The start/finish line is at the Westfield Area YMCA Main Facility, located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield.