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The Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza is one of the largest non-corporate 5K races in the state, attracting 2,496 runners and over 6,000 spectators for an evening of running, pizza, prizes, DJ entertainment, and live music. Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, the 17th annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza will be held on July 25, 2018 at 7pm. Register now at PracticeHard.com.   2018 race detail pdfs: 2018 Downtown 5K & Pizza Extravaganza Information 2018 Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravagana Course Map

Join the Downtown Westfield Community for a free yoga class on Quimby Street. Satsang Yoga and Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio will lead participants of all ages and skill levels in a one hour practice from 9am until 10:15am. Kika Stretch Studio will open up the event by leading a light opening stretch. Other health and wellness providers from downtown Westfield will be on hand with demonstrations and various product offerings. Bring a mat and join us June 10th for a fun morning of mindful moving and community! Stay for lunch and enjoy al fresco dining at one of our fine restaurants! More info

Annual Run the Vineyards – Summer Scurry for Sangrias 5K will take place Saturday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Join Us for a Summer Evening Run at the Amazing Hawk Haven Vineyards – Just minutes to South Jersey’s Best Beaches! The perfect destination for summer evening fun and relaxation. Race Features Include: Chip Timed 5K Race with Instant Results 6PM Race Start with 2.5 Hour After Party! (Spectators Welcome) Cross Country Style Course with Beautiful Wooded Trail and 2 Ponds Complimentary Sangria and Wine Available after the Run Live Music Until 9pm by Greg Jones Project Tasty Food Vendor on Site for Pre and Post Run Male and Female Tech Shirt or Female Tank Top Option Available Souvenir Wine Glass Included Free Downloadable Event Photos Price is Just $42 for Run, Amenities and After Party

Get moving, enjoy panoramic scenery along the Hudson River, be a part of our most popular event of the year, and celebrate with us at the finish. Cross the grand George Washington Bridge on foot. Visit the location where Alexander Hamilton dueled with Aaron Burr. Enjoy a day of sweeping vistas along the river on a pedestrian-friendly route. Our 7th annual Hudson River Loop Walk is a one-day 30-mile walk along the Hudson bordering NYC and NJ. We start at the PATH station at Exchange Place in Jersey City and continue north along a nearly continuous Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the Jersey side to the George Washington Bridge. After the spectacular trip across the bridge, we connect to the Hudson River Greenway trail, head south and end at the World Trade Center. The PATH train returns you to Exchange Place, where you can sit riverside in the relaxed outdoor atmosphere of our post-event party at Piggyback Bar in Jersey City. More info

The 7th Annual Green Fair will be held from 11am to 3pm at Church Square Park, entering from the corner of Fourth Street and Garden Street, and will feature live music and organic food vendors. It is intended to introduce sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raise awareness regarding environmental issues, and demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services. More info

Please join us for the 2018 North Jersey Pride Run 5K and Kids Race on Sun., June 3rd in Grove Park, South Orange! Proceeds from the Pride Run will support North Jersey Pride, Inc–a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that bring LGBTQ events and educational programming to communities of Northern New Jersey. New this year: We have coaching! Our official North Jersey Pride Run Coach, Alison Headley, is offering a 10-week training program that includes weekly group workouts, a private online community, a training plan tailored to your fitness level and goals. This option is for beginner-level and intermediate-level runners 18 years and older. Just choose “North Jersey Pride Run with Coaching” when you sign up for the Pride Run. Deadline for coaching registration is March 16th. Registration for 5K Participants 18 years and younger is only $10! More info

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop on June 9th    When: Saturday, June 9th from 10am – 11:30am Where: Sand Hills Community Wellness Center 57 Sand Hills Road, Kendall Park, NJ 08824   Come and get a taste of what mindfulness is all about. See why it is being integrated into healthcare practices, psychological practices, schools, prison systems, the corporate world, small office settings, professional sports, universities, yoga classes, and more. Through this 90-minute workshop, we’ll explore the background, foundations, and benefits of the practice. We’ll experience hands-on activities, such as mindfulness meditation (seated and walking) that support and nurture your own mindfulness practices. Instructor Lyn Lilavati Sirota is a certified 200-hour Yoga Alliance Instructor through Integral Yoga in Princeton, N.J. and teaches yoga at the Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) and Franklin Township Community Center. She specializes in gentle yoga instruction with a focus on range of movement and therapeutic practices. Furthering her knowledge, Lyn completed a 180-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training program as well as a program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.  In addition to practicing and instructing yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, Lyn writes a Wellness Blog called Feel the Peace that offers many mindful moments! Visit and subscribe at: http://feelthepeaceblog.lynsirota.com/. […]

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