Girls Gone Walking for a Cure 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Jun 20, 2015


New Athens, IL


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Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $30 Closed

Walking-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

5k Run/Walk and 1 mile FUN RUN

Where: The Bullpen Bar & Grill (201 Kaskaskia St New Athens, Illinois)

When: Saturday, June 20, 2015

          9 a.m. – 5k Race Start

          9 a.m. – 1 Mile FUN RUN (start after last 5k runner)

         10 a.m. – The Bullpen Bar & Grill – Awards, Silent Auction, 50/50 and FUN! Half barrel and appetizers will be provided.

Entry Fee: $25 5k (Prior to June 1st), $30 5k (After June 1st) – T-shirts guaranteed if registered by June 1st.

$15 1 mile Fun Run – Medals guaranteed to those registered by June 1st.

All efforts will be made to have a T-shirt and medal for all race participants.

Course: Start at The Bullpen, run the levee around OKAW PARK, and come back. Route consists of crushed lime and asphalt and is mainly a flat course.

Packet Pick-up:

Pre-race (June 19, 2015): The Bullpen Bar & Grill – from 6-8 p.m.

Race Day: The Bullpen Bar & Grill – from 7 a.m. until 15 minutes prior to 5k start.

Other Information: All proceeds will go to pay for medical bills and expenses for Kathy Backer. Kathy Backer is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She’s the person that when you need prayers, you ask Kathy. Her faith in God has always been at the forefront of her life, and her devotion as a Catholic has helped her climb many mountains and overcome many hurdles.  Kathy has a very aggressive cancer.  At the time of her diagnosis her doctors said that she had only six months to live, if she was lucky.  That was nearly three years ago. Kathy fought through numerous rounds of chemo and many treatments of radiation. She took the good with the bad, and held her head up high.  Every time her cancer returned, or grew, she fought it with hope and dignity.


5K Trophy for Top Male & Female Overall plus medals for the top finisher in each age group – Male & Female:

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Strollers and walkers are welcome on the 5k course.

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