Friday, March 20, 2015
Run with the Lions 5k - April 25th, 2015
On April 25th, 2015 the "Run with the Lions 5k" run/walk race will take place at Danada forest preserve in Wheaton IL. The race is a benefit for the PTA at Longwood Elementary school, in Naperville. The proceeds help the PTA put on programs for the kids that attend the school.
Sign up for the race is just $20 by April 1st (and still only $30 after). As well as helping a worthy cause you will receive a great tech T shirt, a scenic course, a finishers medal, great age group awards for the fast folks, and some good post race refreshments. The race also starts on the Danada horse training track which is famous for being the training ground of a former Kentucky Derby winner (link at end of post to a story about the horse written by a friend of mine, Heidi). And unlike downtown Chicago races parking is free.
Last year, first year, the race was held at St James Farm FP. I ran the race and was very impressed with everything about the event. Move to Danada is because of construction at St James Farm. I am sure it will be an awesome event like last year and I will be there.
Check out the race website which is full of race information and a link to sign up.