It’s Time to Run for Pie! Run 3.14 Pie, Inaugural Thanksgiving Day 5K in La Grange
Get ready for a new Thanksgiving tradition in La Grange! The 1st Annual “Run 3.14 Pie” run/walk benefitting locally based Beds Plus is planned to kick-off in front of the Lyons Township High School North Campus Field House on Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 am. Beds Plus, based in LaGrange, IL, has been providing overnight shelter, meals and essential services to the homeless men, women and children of west suburban Cook County since 1988.
Sponsored by The Runner’s Soul, 5 South LaGrange Avenue, LaGrange, IL, this scenic 3.1416 (remember from junior high math?) mile course will allow folks to get up early and burn off some calories before they go home to their traditional family Thanksgiving dinners. As an added treat the first 500 people to register for the race will receive a Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie to take home after the race and everyone gets a long sleeve New Balance technical T-shirt.
“We really wanted to create a "homecoming” atmosphere where local families, returning college students, and out-of-town visitors can all come together to count their many blessings and help support those that are less fortunate,” said Jayne Aspan, President of The Runner’s Soul.
Race registration is limited and available online at www.run314pie.com and www.signmeup.com. Packet pick-up and in-person registration is at The Runner’s Soul in downtown LaGrange, at 5 S. La Grange Rd., Saturday November 19 through Wednesday, November 23, 2011. There are still pies available. Sign up now and "share a piece of the pie" with those who are less fortunate.
Other race sponsors include New Balance, Sara Lee, State Farm, Dr. Sarah Kelly D.C., Mindful Massage, La Grange Adventure Boot Camp, First National Bank of La Grange, Kathy Dierkes State Farm Insurance, Fluid Running, Gemini Gymnastics Academy, Back in Balance Chiropractic, Elite Fitness & Gym, McDonalds of La Grange, Oasis Women's Fitness & Spa, Floyd's Barbershop, Whole Foods Market Hinsdale, Charter Fitness, Caribou Coffee La Grange, Clif Bar and Sports Beans.