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Chi town Showdown 5K
May 12, 2018, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm$10 – $30
This new 5K is coming to Mokena, Main Park on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to kick off the Annual Crosstown Classic in Chicago, between the Chicago Cubs & the Chicago White Sox. This new race will have the north side fans racing against the south side fans in a fun spirited race! Who will you be rooting for when it comes to race day?
Location: Start and Finish at Mokena Main Park
A18S254: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Early Bird Registration: $20R / $25NR (guaranteed T-Shirt)
After April 6, 2018: $25R/ $30NR
Kids Dash: $10 (includes t-shirt if registered by April 6, 2018)
Pre-Registration Deadline: May 10, 2018
Race Day Registration: $30
o Course Details: 5K (3.1 mile) USATF-certified course and transponder-timed run & walk through the beautiful streets of Mokena. Split times & markers and water stations will be available on the course. This course is timed by T&H timing utilizing a chip timing system. *See the course map at mokenapark.com
o Kid’s Dashes: Registered children 10 and under can participate in a race around the bases at approximately 9:00 a.m. Kid’s dash distances and heats will vary by age. All participants will receive a ribbon/prize.
o Pre-Race Festivities: Come early and get warmed up with a pre-race workout. We will also have the presentation of our new “Showdown Scholarship” and the singing of our National Anthem.
o Goodie Bags: Each Participant will receive a goodie bag with a participant ribbon & baseball items including coupons and race bag swag from our sponsors. Details of what will be in each goodie bag will be posted at mokenapark.com.
o Post-race Party & Awards: After the race, race participants are encouraged to stick around and enjoy post-race refreshments, food & awards while visiting with friends, family & fellow runners. The awards ceremony will start after the kid’s dashes have completed and will include awards to the Best Overall Male and Female run winners as well as the top three winners in the following age categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.
o Safety: For safety reasons, bikes, skates & scooters are NOT allowed on the course. Jogging strollers & Pets are permitted. We ask that you position yourself behind the runners as to not interfere with the start of the race. Walkers will be encouraged to start behind the runners.
o Race Results: Available online at www.mokenapark.com or www.thtiming.com
o Benefactor: A portion of the proceeds benefit the Mokena Park Foundation. This year the Mokena Park District Foundation has created a new scholarship program that will benefit underprivileged children in our community. A portion of the 5K proceeds will be designated to start the all-new Showdown Scholarship. The Showdown Scholarships will go to a child in the community who needs funding to jumpstart their path to athletic success. The scholarship will fund participation in either a park district or one of our community affiliates athletic programs. The scholarship requirements and application can be found online at mokenapark.com/foundation, or stop by our office for information!
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