Thursday, July 9, 2020

Welcome to the official site for the 2020 10 Annual Plainfield-Queen City Walk/Run for Life

The 10TH ANNUAL Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will be a virtual event in 2020.

Instead of participating in the event on the traditional 5K & 1 mile courses that meander through numerous communities (many historic) on the 2nd Saturday of October, this year you will have the option to be able to support the mission on a course of your choosing or even on your treadmill in order to support the worthy cause this year!  We are also adding a new Open Run category where you can run or walk any distance at any location to be part of this year’s Historic event.  The open run category allows you to choose the distance you run on the day, this can be as short or as long as you desire or feel up to.  Please recognize all COVID-19 safety/social distancing requirements in your area. Stay safe.


The Mission (10 Years Walking/Running for Lives):
Our mission remains built on 5 key pillars with an addendum this year (due to the current societal environment) as follows: 1) Promote Unity, 2) Awareness of one’s History & Legacy, 3) Highlight/appreciate/build-on Beauty and Safety (positive aspects) of community, 4) Promote Health & Wellness, 5) Raise Funds for Less Privileged (especially youth & seniors).  Addendum [Run/Walk the Talk]: Promote national sensitivity of major societal ills including: COVID-19 dangers, Social Justice, Prostate & Breast and other Cancers, cardiovascular disease, other causes that you stand (or rather will run/walk for).  In other words you and/or your organization can post YOUR cause with this historic event nationally.  With that said, this year you can invite family & friends nationally to join you in this worthy fundraising endeavor because it is a virtual event (see details below.


Registration
Best your time!  Instead of training/preparing for one (1) day, you will have a window of 30 days.  Registration is now open.  To register go to: www.raceforum.com/plainfieldwalkrun  

You must turn in your time between September 1st and October 10th. When you register, you will be emailed a personal link to record your run time directly into our system. Registration closes on October 5th.

Group entries will be able to enter all the times on one page for their group or family. Once you have finished your run, you just use that link to enter your time and distance (for open run). Once you upload your time see how you did compared to other runners in the Results section. Adding a time is not mandatory, if you want to just run for fun that is absolutely fine too.  Students can participate as a School Group (by grade or school, with Principal and/or Superintendent collaboration).  Organizations such as religious institutions, civic/community organizations, and corporate teams can participate with a theme that will be highlighted.

As the 2nd Saturday in October (10/10/20) will be the official race day.  Follow the Plainfield Walk Run Facebook page for information on additional elements of the event we plan to organize for the big day.  Training will be available in Plainfield on Saturdays and anyone who is registered and shows up for training will receive a keepsake T-shirt from a previous Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life event (send email to: plainfieldwalkrun@gmail.com for more information). Again, it being a virtual event this year, registration will be open until October 5th. You have up until October 10th to perform your run and upload your time.


Race Entry:
  • High School students & Younger - $15 + $2 processing fee, includes souvenir race shirt
  • Adults - $25 + 2.50$ processing fee, includes souvenir-commemorative race shirt. For all entries received by September 20th, shirts will be available for pick-up prior to October 10th.
  • NOTE*: if you want your shirt mailed, there will be a postage fee of $6.00 added.
For anyone who registers after September 20th, we will have a secondary pick-up/mailing date post-race, so you can still get your souvenir race shirt.
* All entrants will receive a shirt; however due to the virtual aspect of the event this year, and entries coming from across the country some will have their T-shirt mailed to them [with a $6 postage fee].

Race Fundraising
All proceeds from this year’s race will go towards High School Scholarships, and less privileged youth and senior citizen organizations.  We are seeking sponsors and donations to help meet our goal of extending charitable benefits to our children and seniors in need to “help promote our 5 pillars for lives.” Our focus this year will be on needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Other Race Info:
Stay tuned to the Plainfield Walk Run Event page on Facebook and Blogsite (www.plainfieldwalkrun.com) for other details such as photos of runners across the United States of America and themed organizations, and shirts.  Send email to: plainfieldwalkrun@gmail.com for more information and answers to your questions.  This site will continually be updated as more information is available. 

Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life will provide suggested courses in the Plainfield, New Jersey area that are 5K that you can use.  Look at Facebook and Blogsite for details.

Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life is a 501c3 organization.  All revenues go to charity and all donations are tax deductible.  Please help spread the word making our 10th annual the best yet!
We truly appreciate your support of this worthy endeavor.  Stay safe.