Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Welcome to the official site for information on the Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life event October 12, 2019

Yes, you are the right place for information on the 2019 Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life.  This is 9th annual and we are looking forward to the biggest and best event yet!  Our theme this year is, "Celebrating 150 years of Historic Sports and Progress".  As in years past the event is being held the 2nd Saturday (the 12th) in October. NOTE: Plainfield is celebrating it's 150 Anniversary and there are other events going on throughout the year.  Go to www.plainfieldnj.gov for more information on the 150th Anniversary.  Talk about an Autumn Classic!  Many of you who are returning will see friends, family, and colleagues you haven't seen since the last event.  In addition to the walk/run there will be music, vendors, entertainment, raffles, awards and more.

Awards (medals) will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers by gender and age group (in 10 year increments).  There will be a cash award for overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers by gender.
Also, there will be team awards (trophies) for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in various divisions: religious category (Church's Mosque, Synagogues, etc.), civic and community organizations (fraternities, sororities, etc.), Plainfield Schools (elementary, middle, and high school levels), other open competitive class (any non-classified team competing with no restrictions), and Plainfield Police vs Fire department).  All teams scores will be based on best 4 members times and any number of members can be on a team.

On-line registration is available at the link on this site.  You can submit a hard copy of the registration form (see link on this site for hard copy) to Plainfield City Hall Annex (across from Plainfield City Hall (515 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ), or you can send registration (with check) to Plainfield Historic Walk/Run, P.O. Box 5001, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060.  Early registrations must be received by October 9th.

The Plainfield Historic 5K Course: The Plainfield-Queen City Historic Course will begin near Plainfield City Hall and will go directly past at least 7 of the 30 Historic sites in Plainfield (including the historic high school, the first public high school in New Jersey).  Be on the lookout for the various historic sites as you meander through the streets of Plainfield. They will be marked by flags!  There is also, a 1 mile fun walk/run for those who wish to take a brief course.

Same Day registration will begin at 8AM in front of Plainfield City Hall (515 Watchung Avenue).  The 1 mile fun run will begin at 9AM followed by the 5K (3.1 mile) at 9:30AM.  All registered participants will receive a runners bag filled with goodies!  The 5K course is USATF Certified, meaning it has been measured to the foot and can be used for official competition timing.  Your time will be digitally clocked by a computer chip on your runners bib and your time will be posted immediately after the race.

We are still accepting vendors and seeking sponsors.  See vendor/sponsorship options link on this site for more information and/or contact us at plainfieldwalkrun@gmail.com or call 908-405-0548.

The Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life organization is a federal 501c3 non-profit and all proceeds go to less privileged youth, scholarships, and non-profit youth and senior programs.

So come out and enjoy this years benevolent autumn classic as we celebrate "150 years of Sports and Progress"!

Stop by this site often as we will be posting information up to the event.  You can post as well!


Darryl Clark
Event Founder, President/CEO
Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life
P.O. Box 5001
Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Welcome to the Official 2018 Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life site. Event is set to go October 13th!

Welcome to Plainfield-Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run for Life information site!  You are at the right place.  We have already begun planning for the event and are set for October 13th.  Here you can register on-line, print fliers and hard copies of registrations, get sponsorship info, see 5K course, and get other important/interesting information.  Remember to get early registration benefits by registering by October 8th.

Our 501c3 non-profit organization's mission is to help address serious concerns in and around the community of Plainfield, New Jersey through a premier walk/run event encouraging community Unity, advocacy for youth, and encouraging a focus on health & wellness, while highlighting the rich history, safety & beauty of Plainfield for all to enjoy.  All profits go to disadvantaged youth and elderly non-profit projects (for example, 25 deserving children have been awarded scholarships and we have funded local cheerleaders and sports teams in support of their efforts).  All donations and sponsorships are fully tax deductible. We would like to do more, and with your help we will.

This years event (8th Annual) is sure to be the best yet.  The event begins at 8AM at Plainfield City Hall.  1 mile walk/run begins at 9AM sharp followed by the 5K (3.1mile) walk/run at 9:30AM sharp.  The event is USATF Sanctioned and the 5K course is certified.  All walkers/runners are officially timed and awards are given by age and gender.  You can enter as a team in one of the many team divisions as well (see registration form). The first 250 registered entrants are guaranteed a goody bag including a commemorative t-shirt and/or other commemorative items. As in years past there will be entertainment and music.  Also, we are seeking volunteers and vendors (see sponsor/vendor form on this site for more information).  

If you would like to correspond directly with someone from Plainfield-Queen City Historic Walk/Run for Life organization, send email with contact info to: plainfieldwalkrun@gmail.com and someone will contact you asap.

Visit this site from time to time to get additional information up to the event.

Looking forward to seeing you October 13th where people from all over the region come out for this beneficial, festive, and fun event.

Peace & Blessings,
Darryl Clark
Founder/CEO/President - Plainfield-Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run for Life
P.O. Box 5001
Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

Sunday, September 10, 2017

2017 Plainfield-Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run for Life set go (October 14)!

You are at the right place at the right time!  The 7th Annual Plainfield-Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run for Life event is set to go.  This year we will launch on October 14th at 8:00AM.   The first race (the 1 Mile) will take place at 9:00AM sharp.  The second walk/run (the 5K-3.1mile) will begin at 9:30AM sharp.  Day of registration will begin at 7:30AM at Plainfield City Hall (515 Watchung Avenue).  Invocation will begin at 8:00AM.  There will be a zumba warm-up for both events.  There will be vendors, music (DJ), performers, food, and lots of fun!  Vendor set up begins at 7:00AM. 
All activities begin and end at Plainfield City Hall pavilion (in front of City Hall).

This is a collaborative effort between the City of Plainfield, the Board of Education, the YMCA, and others.  Many community individual stakeholders and organizations have committed support for this fun festive Fall event!  Many spectators and participants come together each year to celebrate the 5 Pillars for which the event is held: 1) Unity and community engagement, 2) Youth development and senior advocacy, 3) Highlight of beauty and historic legacy of Plainfield and surrounding area, 4) Health and wellness appreciation, 5) Fund raising for non-profit needy causes.

The 5K event and course is United States of America Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned and certified, which draws the more serious runners in the area (including from throughout New Jersey, New York and Connecticut).  Although most walkers/runners are simply enthusiasts who want to have fun, there are those serious runners who compete for prize money.

The 5K certified course meanders through Plainfield City proper passing at least 3 historic sites (including the historic Plainfield High School which is the first public high school in New Jersey, and the Historic Plainfield fire station - the largest of its kind at one time on the eastern seaboard!).   

There are awards (medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) in age groups from 19 to 60+ years old.  There are divisions that organizations enter teams in: Religious institutions, civic and community (such as fraternities, Masons, Rotary Club, etc.), and open clubs (for more serious clubs to compete).

Check this site for previous years runners times, a layout of the course, fliers, on-line registration link, and on-line team registration link.

We are seeking your support for sponsorship, donations, volunteering, and vending.  Contact us at: plainfieldwalkrun@gmail.com for more information.

Please come out for this worthy fun event for a good cause, and share with others.

Check back here often for additional information on the event, to post and see other posts. 


Darryl Clark
Event Founder, CEO/Chairman