Friday, March 7, 2014

Run With The Lions 5k at St James Farm

 On April 26th a school close to home is holding a 5k trail race at Warrenville's St James Farm


I've never ran at St James Farm but always wanted to. It is one of the many nearby DuPage Forest Preserve right near Herrick and Blackwell. The Illinois Prairie Path runs along side part of St James. Originally this was a privately owned farm but upon the passing of the owner it was presented to DuPage to be preserved. The DPFP have done some work to make it accessible for visitors including adding new parking and an additional entrance. In recent years it has been home to high school cross country meets and a few other 5k races.

Now Longwood Elementary school are using it for their inaugural event to raise funds for the PTA.

Entry fee is just $20 before March 31st and there are certain discounts for signing up with family members. After pre registration the fee will be $30. That is still a great price for a 5k that comes with a tech shirt, a finishers medal, a goodie bag (plus plenty of parking!!) and benefits a school that will make great use of the proceeds. For  kids grade 5 and under there is a free 100 yard dash. Those are always fun to watch.     

                       I will be running the 5k. Sign up yourself and meet me there.