11th annual Greta’s Run for Imagine to be held May 19

11th annual Greta’s Run for imagine to be held May 19

Calling all runners, walkers and rollers: The 11th annual Greta’s Run for Imagine will be held May 19 in Westfield.

Proceeds from the official USATF 5K will benefit Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, located in Mountainside and Newark.

The race begins at 9 a.m., followed by a 200-yard Kids Fun Run dash for children 10 years old and younger.

New events this year include the dove release, followed by a free concert by Southpaw.

Greta’s Run began 11 years ago when a group of Greta Schoenemann’s friends decided to honor her memory with a 5K community race. She had died on Sept. 15, 2002, due to injuries sustained when a branch fell on a group of students as they were eating lunch outside of Westfield High School.

Sponsors for this year’s 11th Annual Greta’s Run for Imagine include:

  • Memory Walk sponsor: Wiss;
  • Kids Fun Run sponsor: Public Service Enterprise Group;
  • Music sponsor: Fleet Feet North Jersey;
  • Other sponsors: AR Workshop Westfield, Eii Electrical Contractors, Ernst & Young, JCC of Central Jersey, Joely Triantafyllou Real Estate, CLA, De Dietrich Process Systems, Dangler Funeral Home, Michael Robert Construction and Ellie Mroz Design, Family Investors Co., Miller’s Rentals, MTT Memorial Fund, Premier Business Solutions, Prime Oral & Facial Surgery of Cranford, Rossi Funeral Home, Schuster Family Orthodontics and Westfield Pediatric Dental Group.

To register for Greta’s Run for Imagine, click here.