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5K RUN • WALK ROLL • VOLUNTEER • DONATE • SPONSOR April 28


Greta's Run is the principal fundraiser for Greta's Run Foundation, a volunteer-led, granting-making 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Greta's Run is organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School freshman who died from injuries sustained on the first anniversary of 9/11, when a tree fell on her during lunch. Her childhood friends, Jayne Ruotolo and Ben Nanna, founded Greta's Run in 2013, to continue the work Greta was already doing. In honor of Greta's sister Elise, who has cerebral palsy, all proceeds benefit people with special & adaptive needs.

“The Westfield Public Schools join with the community in upholding the values of kindness and compassion that have become Greta’s legacy. The students, athletes and staff look forward to helping make Greta’s Run a success.”
Westfield School District Statement


Greta's Run Foundation • 519 Highland Avenue • Westfield, NJ | Tax ID: 81-1386137

Don't Miss Out

Countdown to Race Day!

Registration fees

Runners, Walkers & Electric-Wheelchairs

Registration closes in 2 days 12 hours
    1. $25.00

      Early Bird

      Feb 9 – Apr 14
    2. $30.00
      Now registering Apr 14 – Apr 28
      Register

Non-motorized Wheelchairs / Hand-Cycles

Registration closes in 2 days 12 hours
    1. $25.00

      Early Bird

      Feb 9 – Apr 14
    2. $30.00
      Now registering Apr 14 – Apr 28
      Register

Prosthesis

Registration closes in 2 days 12 hours
    1. $25.00

      Early Bird

      Feb 9 – Apr 14
    2. $30.00
      Now registering Apr 14 – Apr 28
      Register

Parents w/ Strollers

Registration closes in 2 days 12 hours
    1. $25.00

      Early Bird

      Feb 9 – Apr 14
    2. $30.00
      Now registering Apr 14 – Apr 28
      Register

Why Greta's Run?


Bib / Shirt Pickup

EARLY PICKUP* 

Friday, 4/26, 3PM - 9PM
Gold Medal Fitness

475 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ


Saturday, 4/27, 12PM - 5PM

Alpha Fit Club

719 Central Avenue, Westfield NJ



RACE DAY PICKUP 
Sunday, 4/28, 9AM - 10:45AM

Roosevelt Intermediate School

301 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

Race Information

ENTRY FEE
$25 Early Bird (by 4/14 at 11:59PM)
$30 Regular Registration (4/15 to 4/28)
*Registrants by 4/15 guaranteed race shirts

AWARDS & PRIZES
Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Overall Non-motorized Wheelchair / Hand-Cycle
Top 3 Overall Parents w/ Strollers
Top 3 Male & Female in each Age Group


*If enough athletes using prostheses compete, a Top 3 Overall will be established.

AGE GROUPS
10 & under 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29;
30-34; 35-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

ACCESSIBILITY
All abilities welcome! Volunteers will be present for course assistance if needed.

5k COURSE - MAP
USATF certified and sanctioned event: clocks at each mile, water stops, rolling, flat and hill roads.

RESTRICTIONS
Race is rain or shine. No refunds. No roller-blades, pets (unless they are guide-pets), or skateboards.
*Bicycles can only be used if you are support for someone with special/adaptive needs.

Parking

*If you are able to walk, please do.

FREE PARKING - MAP

  • Downtown Westfield Lots
  • Westfield Train Station Lots
  • On-street Parking

LIMITED PARKING

  • Lord & Taylor lot (no parking after 12:30PM)

HANDICAP/ ACCESSIBLE PARKING (entire lot reserved for this purpose)

  • Roosevelt Intermediate School Lot

NO PARKING - MAP

  • ALL streets of the Greta’s Run Course

Beneficiaries

The proceeds from Greta’s Run benefit people with special & adaptive needs. Greta’s Run participants travel to Westfield, NJ from over 24 states, so we take a Local and National approach to making an impact.

When you give to Greta's Run, you get to see your gift in action! On race day, you will be able to meet the people who benefit from Greta's Run.

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LOCAL IMPACT:
Restricted to benefit Greater Westfield, New Jersey residents. 
Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) provides physically challenged people with the tools they need to pursue active and healthy lifestyles. No matter if they're headed to the Paralympics, or playing tag with their grandkids, if an athlete has the desire to pursue an active lifestyle, we're there to support them. Learn more: WEBSITE | VIDEO

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NATIONAL IMPACT:
Restricted to benefit one initiative that serves residents in multiple states. 
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF) is dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, while advancing innovative research to uncover cures for spinal cord injury. Proceeds will benefit The Big Idea - an initiative to rapidly improve the health and quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injury by advancing epidural stimulation research from the lab to the community. Learn more: WEBSITEVIDEO

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Washington Elementary School 5th Graders $1,078.00
2 Hot Yoga Revolution $1,000.00
3 Union Pork Store $1,000.00
4 Adelaide and little brother $533.35
5 Ed & Mary Smith $500.00
6 Westfield Health & Rehabilitation $500.00
7 BMW of Springfield $500.00
8 Bill & Patricia O'Connor $500.00
9 Publick House $500.00
10 UBS Financial Services Inc. $500.00
11 Elegant Homes NJ $500.00
12 Westfield Boosters $500.00
13 River & Rail Cantina $500.00
14 The Fortino Family $500.00
15 The Fallig Family $500.00
16 Westfield Pediatric Dental Group $500.00
17 Spector Foerst & Associates $500.00
18 Guillotine Salon & Spa $500.00
19 16 Prospect Winebar & Bistro $500.00
20 Eurosport of Westfield $500.00

Top Fundraisers

1

Elise Schoeneman...

$1,351.24

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
2

Heidi Schoeneman...

$1,285.60

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
3

Heidi Anderson

$1,234.11

Raised

$1,500.00

Goal
4

Lyra Liptack

$375.47

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
5

Gabriel Schoeneman...

$297.35

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
6

Julie Steinberg

$132.48

Raised

$500.00

Goal
7

Jamie Parks

Raised: $131.21

8

Dylan Mistretta

Raised: $107.35

9

Josie Mistretta

Raised: $107.35

10

Barbara Hale

Raised: $107.35

Event Schedule

  • April 28 9:00 AM EDT - Bib/Shirt Pickup and Day of Registration

  • April 28 10:45 AM EDT - Day of Registration Ends

  • April 28 11:00 AM EDT - Wheelchair / Hand-cycle Start

  • April 28 11:03 AM EDT - Run / Walk Start

  • April 28 11:45 AM EDT - Awards and Refreshments

Contact Information

Event Location

Roosevelt Intermediate School, 301 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ, USA

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