Westfield Underground Railroad Run, health fair return for 19th year


By Anna Skinner


Runners and walkers again will trace the historical Underground Railroad path through Westfield as they trek on the 19th Underground Railroad Run, March 18. The event will feature a 5K race, 3K fitness walk and a health fair.

Westfield Washington Schools nurses host the health fair. Health and fitness vendors will set up health information booths with free health screening areas, demonstrations, raffles and more.

“The health fair is a great opportunity to learn about various health and fitness related providers available in the Westfield area,” District Lead Nurse Teresa Layton said. “You can ask questions, check out what they have to offer and determine if they might fit your needs.”

The school with the highest race registration wins a traveling trophy and a $500 teacher grant to support physical education.


“The mission of the Westfield Education is to promote excellence in education for students at Westfield Washington Schools through classroom teaching grants, academic awards and college scholarships to enrich their learning experience,” Westfield Education Foundation President Barry Ginder said. “To date, the foundation has awarded over $1 million to benefit the youth in our community.  We thank all of our dedicated sponsors, donors, volunteers and event participants for making this achievement possible.”

All proceeds from the run will support teacher grants or senior student scholarships. Registration can be completed at tuxbro.com, wws.k12.in.us or at any of the WWS schools.

Schedule of events

  • 7:30 a.m.: Westfield High School Doors open (1 and 5)
  • 8 to 10:30 a.m.: Health fair is open
  • 9 a.m.: 5K run starts at Riverview Health Stadium
  • 9:30 a.m.: 3K walk starts at Riverview Health Stadium
  • 10:15 a.m.: Awards ceremony occurs near auditorium