by Jennifer Dodd
The Westfield Pacers, at the Westfield Shopping Town Center (formerly the West Covina Plaza), are a group of people who come together to jog, run or walk around the mall for exercise.
They arrive at 9 a.m., an hour before the mall opens.
Anna Lu, marketing coordinator for Westfield Shopping Town, said, “Our walking program has been going on for 11 years now. It gives people from the community a chance to walk in a safe place before the mall opens.”
Lu explained that interested community members can sign up on Mondays at 9 a.m. Registration is free and upon becoming a member, participants receive a special button that they wear while walking.
The Pacers log their miles and after reaching a certain number, various prizes are awarded. Citrus Valley Health Partners sponsors the Pacers and provides the awards.
Every other month, a continental breakfast is served, along with other activities, such as fashion shows and arts and crafts. The Pacers volunteer their time and effort to put this on.
The Westfield Pacers gather at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Westfield Shopping Town in West Covina. For more information, call (626) 960-8032.