Gobble Gobble Run or Wobble 5k

5K

Event Date

Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Address

Oak Lawn, IL

About This Activity

The Ladies Guild is hosting our 2nd Annual 5K Gobble, Gobble, Run or Wobble Turkey Trot on November 21 at 9 am, and we need your help. You can SPONSOR and / or WALK -RUN.

Proceeds from this event will be dedicated to the purchase of Chrome Books for our St. Linus students in order to better equip them for the future of technology. We are also excited to include a portion of the proceeds again this year in Emily Beazley’s memory to support her family’s Demand for a Cure chapter at Cure It Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research.

We value our local vendors, small businesses, and corporate donors. Your contributions help us build our community and financially support our children’s educations. We promise to commit ourselves toward building a working relationship with our sponsors, offering them exposure to an audience of nearly 1000 participants. Last year, in our first ever 5K event we had over 622 participants of all ages, many of which were seasoned runners, and we were able to raise $10,000 toward our mission to provide a much needed technology infrastructure for our school. In 2014 we also contributed $1,000 to support the Beazley family and Emily’s 4 year-long fight against pediatric cancer. Last May Emily lost her battle, but she lives on in our hearts and minds. For this reason we have dedicated another 10% of the proceeds in 2015 for her family’s pediatric cancer charity. Emily was a bright light in our community and we want to honor her memory. Runners will find our course adorned with Emily’s favorite two colors, purple and green, colors that have become a symbol in our neighborhood for the fight against pediatric cancer.

New this year!!!  All participants of this race will receive free hotcakes and sausage.  Just show your race number to guarantee it free.  If you are not planning on walking or running the 5K, you can pay $5 for the breakfast.  We will also be providing fruit and granola bars for all participants.  Also available to race participants is water as well as coffee that was generously donated by Dunkin Donuts of 108th & Cicero and hot chocolate that was donated by The Private Bank.  16 ounce Jamba Juice smoothies will also be available for purchase for $4 each.

Our 5K is a community event that is very affordable for families. This is what makes our event a highly attended one. Just like last year we will be awarding medals to the best times in various age and gender categories. We will also have an after party for our participants. For the second year in a row our school’s P.E. teacher is running, and he’s promised a free dress down day for any St. Linus Student that can beat his time.

If you do not want to register for the race or know someone who does not want to register but would like to volunteer their time, please contact Koula Imala at 708.426.3283.  Your time is greatly appreciated!!!

The race will be on November 21, 2015 and begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Linus Gym Parking Lot located at 10400 S Lawler Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL  60453.  Packet Pickup will be on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the St. Linus Gym located at 10400 Lawler Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453.  Packets are also available the morning of the race after 7:00 a.m.  Parking is available in the St. Linus Church parking lot located at 10300 Lawler Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453.  Parking is also available on some neighboring streets.   Complete race results will be available online through www.racetime.info.   Personalized results will also be sent directly to your smart phone/email address.  Awards will be given to top runners.  A 5K party will be held after the race for runners and sponsors.  A post-race pancake breakfast, refreshments and music will be provided.  All 5K finishers will be entered into a raffle drawing.  No pets are allowed however strollers are welcome.  For more information about the 5K please contact Maria Wantuck at (773) 908-9871 or Julie Cooper at (708) 655-7494 or GobbleGobbleRunorWobble5K@ gmail.com.    Please note that registration increases to $40.00 on November 13, 2015 at 11:59 PM.  Tech shirts sizes are also not guaranteed after this date.

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