You’ve come to the correct sight for all the info you will need to participate in this years amazing festive fall classic event. This year promises to be bigger and better than last. The 5 “pillars” are the same; however they stand taller in that with the help of participants, partners and sponsors we as will do even more for our community, youth and seniors. The idea is to help revitalize the livelihood of this historic town with a focus on youth and senior citizens (yet encompassing every one in-between),
Our fundraising objective is to raise $20,000.00. ALL proceeds will be donated to children programs (scholarships, uniforms, instruments, new extracurricular programs for students, and school supplies), and for the expansion of children and needy senior citizens recreation programming. All fiduciary responsibilities are handled through our non-profit partner “Plainfiled Grassroots CDC” (Tax ID: 43-2056954); P.O. Box 5001, Plainfield, NJ 07060.
As with last year there will be a Plainfield Schools Division. Any school/student within the Plainfield School District is eligible to participate. The concept is for Plainfield students to support their community while having fun and competing by school level (Primary, Middle, and High School), and by age. Each school will field a team of not less than 4 students (with no limits to how many can be on a team). At the elementary level there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies given based on the combined lowest 4 times on each team. At the middle and High school levels a first place trophy will be awarded. In order for a student to participate free they will have to sign a pledge to uphold good citizenship, grades, conduct, etc AND raise a minimum of $10.00 in donations for the event. A student form is available on this site; however each schools’ gym teachers will manage their students registration process.
This year we will have teams beyond the school division. This year there are 4 additional divisions which will be competing for bragging rights (and trophies) while serving a worthy cause. The divisions are: Police precinct vs Firehouse; Spiritual/religious institutions (churches, mosques, temples, etc.); Sororities/Fraternities; and Other. Teams will be gender specific. There must be at least 2 teams competing for there to be a divisional sub-event. Each team can have as many members as desired (with a minimum of 4 members); however only the lowest 4 times will be added for the total lowest time (who will then be named the winner). Although it will be competitive, of course the over riding goal is to have fun and raise funds for a worthy cause: our community. You can register by clicking “Register Here” on this site.
In addition to the above team awards, individual runners of the 5K will be awarded cash prizes for the top 3 males and females. Also, trophies will be awarded to the top male and female in each age category for 5K runners.
A 1 mile fun walk/run is available as well as a lollipop scramble for 6 years and under.
On this site you will find a map listing of the USATF sanctioned & certified 5K (3.1 mile) course.
We will be seeking sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and donations up to the week before the event. If interested send an e-mail to: [email protected] or call 908-405-0548.
If you have any questions send us an e-mail at [email protected]
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Information about the event is available in : English