Footprints in Memory of Maggie Goebel 5K Run/Walk & Toddler Trot

Event Date

Sat, Aug 23, 2014


Newton, IL

About This Activity

Join us for the third annual Footprints in Memory of Maggie Goebel, daughter of Ben and Angie Goebel.  All money raised will be donated back to the community by helping provide adequate training for those with infants/children in their care and promoting awareness to the importance of a safe sleep environment for infants all in memory of Maggie.

This is a fun event for the entire family.  On the 5K runners will race through the scenic Sam Parr State Park.  Walkers and strollers are welcome in the 5K.  Awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in each age group of the 5K and a cash prize to the overall male/female winner of the 5K.  Each participant for the toddler trot and 1 mile fun run will receive a prize.  Snacks and drinks provided for everyone after the race.  There will be a raffle with drawing held after the races (need not be present to win).  Each participant will receive a complimentary ticket for the raffle and there will be additional tickets available for purchase.  All participants registered on or before August 6th will receive a t-shirt.  Registration is available after August 6th, but there will be an addition $5 charge and t-shirts will be given upon availability.

Event schedule and times

Upon arrival look for signs for the event and also signs for designated parking areas.  The race will start and finish in the White Oak section of the park.  Registration race day begins at 6:30 AM under the pavilion.  A beautiful butterfly release in memory of Maggie will kick off the 5K at 8 AM with the toddler trot & 1 mile kids fun run following.  The toddler trot will start at approximately 9 AM with the toddlers running a short distance compatible with their age.  The 1 mile kids fun run will take off after the toddler trot.

Please join us for a fun-filled morning!

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