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March 15, 2012

Come Visit Us On Saturday for the “Naperville St. Paddy’s Day 5K”

by billthemortgageguy

I AM SO EXCITED!!! 

This weekend a few of us from Avenue Mortgage have decided to run the Naperville 5k together!!  My first “outdoor” race since the foot surgery!  If you will be there feel free to comment and let us know where you will be and we get a picture of you for the blog!! 

 

 

 

 

Here is the info and link below:

THE RACE

The Race begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will follow the St. Patrick’s day parade route thru scenic and historic downtown Naperville. It will be run prior to the parade. It will begin and end at the corner of Jackson and West Streets.

T-SHIRTS

Those registering prior to the race will receive a Technical Running Shirt in either men’s or women’s sizes. All registrations must be completed online prior to Race day.

CHIP TIMED

This is a measured 5K Chip Timed Race. A disposable timing chip will be issued to all registrants. The course will be limited to 2200 registrants. Walkers and Runners are welcome. Awards will be provided.

For the 2011 Race Results, click here. The race results are posted on this website shortly after the race.

DOGS, STROLLERS, ETC.

Dogs, skates, skate boards, bicycles, scooters, or regular strollers will NOT be allowed. However, RUNNING STROLLERS will be allowed.

GEAR CHECK

Gear Check will be available near the race Start/Finish line for participants to store their gear during the 5K.

POST 5K PARTY

After the run, a 5K party will be held for all registered participants and sponsors inside a tent near the Finish line. Food, drinks, and Green beer will be served.

TIME SCHEDULE

Advance Packet Pickup is available for your convenience (More>>>)

6:30 – 7:30AM: Day of race packet pickup. Race Day registration is not available.

8:00AM: Run Start time

9:00AM: Course is cleared in preparation for the St. Paddy’s Day Parade

8:30 – 10:00AM: Post St. Paddy’s Day Run celebration for all participants

9:30AM: Awards and times posted, Cash awards will be provided immediately after the run.

10:00AM: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by West Suburban Irish (More>>>).

SHOE DONATIONS 

We have partnered with Winged Foot Foundation (WFF) in the collection of new or used running shoes. WFF will clean and distribute the shoes to assist student athletes in the Chicago area. Bins for shoe donations will be available during advance packet pickup at the Naperville Running Company and on race day at the information area and at Gear Check.

PARKING

Visit City of Naperville Website for downtown parking locations and tips. For more course information, click here.

 

via St. Paddy’s Day 5K.

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