The New Year’s Westfield committee met a couple of weeks ago. Due to tight time constraints, it was decided to either:
1) Have just a simple gathering this year with a “Beat the Clock” midnight sprint and a small celebration at the conclusion of the race at midnight. This isn’t a traditional road race. Participants in the sprint would need to get to the finish line before the clock tower strikes midnight. There would be different time divisions (e.g. sprinters, joggers, and walkers). What time you start the sprint would depend what division you are in. At this point, it looks like the sprint would be a couple of laps over the Great River bridges. There would likely be a DJ and adult beverages available.
2) Do nothing this year and have a much larger and longer event next year with a road race, food, music, competitive games, and activities for families and kids of all ages.
The committee is seeking Westfield resident’s input on this decision. Some on the committee thought it might be a good idea to wait until we can do it right while others were of the opinion that we should do something more low key this year.
What do you think?