Greta's Run for Imagine - NJ

Westfield, NJ, USA
19 May, 2024 (Sun)

Running

100 yd, 5 km

Walking

966 m

About the event

Imagine is a growing and evolving organization, that began in Westfield, NJ, and serves families from over 57 towns in NJ. Imagine provides free, year-round grief support for children and families coping with loss due to death. In addition to providing grief support at its two centers in Mountainside and Newark, Imagine provides grief education and training to schools, agencies, and workplaces, and on-site support after any traumatic loss. 

One of the largest 5k’s in the area, Greta’s Run was founded in memory of Greta Schoenemann by her childhood friends Ben Nanna and Jayne Ruotolo. Greta was a Westfield High School freshman when she died from injuries sustained when a tree branch fell on her and her classmates during lunch. This year is the 11-year Anniversary of when the memorial race began.

After the 5K race and Kids Fun Run, we will hold a Memory Walk and invite everyone in our community to participate. You can purchase a lawn sign in honor of a person in your life who has died. We will line the perimeter of this walk and the end of the run with the lawn signs of remembrance, sending a message that although our people have died, they are not forgotten – they are still with us.   

We hope that you will join us and walk alongside our families, our children, and our community, and let everyone know that their loss matters, that they are not alone, and they are never forgotten.    

Pick up your bib and shirt ahead of May 19 Feet Fleet in Westfield - available days and times will be announced closer to the race day. Fleet Feet is located at 123 Quimby St, Westfield, NJ 07090. Can't make it during those times? No worries! Shirts and bibs will also be available for pickup on the morning of the race. 

Races offered by this event

5K Run

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 09:00
Running
5 km
Solo
On site
Road

Kids Fun Run

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 09:45
Running
100 yd
Kids
Solo
On site
Road

Memorial Walk

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 10:15
Walking
966 m
Solo
On site
Road

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