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Community Park District Celebrates 21st Annual Run for the Roses
The race is on as the Community Park District of La Grange Park prepares for its 21st Annual Run for the Roses 5K race. On Saturday, May 19th, runners and walkers will line up outside of Forest Road School and participate in this 3.1 mile trek around the neighborhoods of La Grange Park. Pre-registration is required for participants to be eligible for prizes and official time recordings. At the conclusion of the race, the Kid Fun Run will be held. All proceeds from this event benefit the Community Park District’s Scholarship Fund.
Registration forms can be found at the Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Rd., and on the Community Park District’s website, www.cpdlgp.org. Registration prior to Thursday, May 17th, costs are $16 for Runners, $12 for Walkers. On or after Thursday, May 17th, cost is $20 for Runners, $16 for Walkers. Official race T-shirts will be provided to the first 450 registered participants. Packet pick-up for those registered prior to Thursday, May 17th will be held on Friday, May 18th at the Recreation Center from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. Registration for the Kids Fun Run is free, but all participants do need to be signed up.
The race begins and ends on the 900 block of Forest Road on the east side of the school. Registration tables will be available from 6:30 to 7:35 am on race day for those wishing to participate. Those who have pre-registered will also be able to pick up packets at the registration tables if they have not already done so. Warm-ups with a fitness instructor will begin at approximately 7:40 am. The race begins at 8:00 am.
During the event, there will be entertainment by a clown, a DJ and a moon jump house for all to enjoy. Refreshments and healthy snacks will be provided to those in attendance before, during and after the race. Prizes will be randomly drawn at the conclusion of the race for those who have signed up and participated. Awards will also be handed out at the conclusion once official results have been calculated to first and second place finishers in each age category for both runners and walkers.
If you have any questions about this event, or you wish to volunteer for this event, please contact the Recreation Center at 708-354-4580. Volunteers are always needed for this, and other events held by the Community Park District.
|Where||Community Park District of La Grange Park 1501 Barnsdale Rd, La Grange Park, IL 60526|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:00 am–10:00 am|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Community Park District of La Grange Park
The Community Park District of La Grange Park reflects "quality community living by quality leisure," said Executive Director Roy Cripe.
Many of the camps, preschool, adult and youth programming and events that achieve that quality are fulfilled here, at the Recreation Center, which was built in 2006. The park district dates back to November 1944, when it was formed by referendum in La Grange Park.
In addition to for-fee programs, the park district hosts plenty of free special events.
"We're pretty visible," Cripe said. "We make a big effort to make sure every resident is aware of who we are and what we do."