Gretas Run 5K for Imagine

301 Clark Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

Running > 5k

Event Description

One of the largest 5k’s in Union County, NJ, 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, with the upcoming 20th anniversary of Greta’s death, Greta's Run for Imagine will be in Westfield on Sunday, May 22nd. Before the run, we will hold a Memory Walk and invite everyone in our community to participate. You can register to walk, run or both! You can also 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.    

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