Snapshot: Melt the Trail

  • Family
    From left: Anna, Joe and Margaret Barnett pose for a family picture after the three finished the 5k race.
  • Medals
    Volunteer Jori McCollum hands a medal to a participant after crossing the finish line.
  • Rooting
    Jack Russell waits and roots on his girlfriend, Emily Horkay, as she completes the 5k race.
  • Runners
    Runners make their way past the baseball diamonds at Grand Park as they loop around the sports complex.
  • Starting line
    Freezing temperatures and snow couldn’t keep the inaugural Melt the Trail 5k from happening at Grand Park on Feb. 14.
  • Wintrode
    Laura Wintrode prepares to cross the finish line.

The Westfield Parks & Recreation Dept. hosted a Valentine’s Day themed run/walk on the paved trails at Grand Park on Feb. 14. Mother Nature didn’t make the inaugural Melt the Trail 5K easy on the participants as winds gusted 27 miles per hour and the wind chill made it feel like -6 degrees. This was the parks department’s first 5k run held at Grand Park, which has 10 miles of paved trails. Every runner received a medal and a post-race party inside the Field Sports Administration building. (Photos by Robert Herrington)