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April 2020

Saw Wee Kee Spring Trail Run

April 25, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saw Wee Kee Park, 7050 Sundown Ln
Yorkville, 60560
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Start your Spring with a unique, bib-timed trail run through the wilderness. It’s easy on the eyes and the knees with a single track run through the blooming forest. The soft path, with its twists and turns, ups and downs, makes for a great all natural run whether the weather makes it a muddy mess, or a fragrant wildflower filled dash.

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May 2020

Groovin’ in the Grove 5K, 10K, and kids races

May 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Midwestern University, 555 31st St
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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$10 – $47

Family-friendly race, walk, and fun Mother's Day weekend activities helping neighbors transiting out of homelessness. USATF Certified Course • Flowers for all Moms • Raffles/Giveaways • Moon Jump • Clown • Medals for all Kids • Post Race Refreshments • Pre & Post Race Massage • Gear Check • Supervised Kids Activities • DJ • Coffee • Indoor Restrooms & warm-up Awards: Top Mom, Age group, Top 3 Male/Female and Medals for all Kids (2-10) Register Today: Pre-Registration: Adults:…

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Mother Son Olympics

May 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Walker Recreation Center, 7425 Wolf Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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$20 – $26

Join us for the Mother/Son Olympics! Mother/son teams will compete in a series of different events to test their skills! The winning team will go home with a prize! Pizza and refreshments will be included.

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Father/Daughter Olympics

May 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Walker Recreation Center, 7425 Wolf Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
$20 – $26

Join us for the Father/Daughter Olympics! Father/Daughter teams will compete in a series of events to test their skills! The winning team will go home with a prize! Pizza and refreshments included.

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Kids Thrill at the Hill

May 17, 9:00 am
Hawthorne Hill Park, 2929 71st Street
Woodridge, IL 60517 United States
$26 – $31

A thrilling one-mile run with obstacles will test and push 7-14-year-old participants to their limits, all while having fun! The journey will begin at the Community Center with a hayride to the race site. Register early for your preferred start time. Adults may run with their child at no charge. The fee includes at minimum a finishing medal for all kids, t-shirt, water and fruit/snacks for after the event. No registration will be taken after April 12.

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Family Fishing Fun

May 30, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States

Let our expert fisherman teach you and your family the basics of fishing. We’ll learn about fishing rules and safety, how to bait and cast a pole, and go fishing in our stocked lake! Every registered child must be accompanied by an adult.

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Twilight Voyage

May 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Northside Park Canoe Cabin, 1300 N. West St.
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
$10 – $13

Paddle the lagoon, listen to crickets and birds, and smell the fresh air. Enjoy an evening of canoeing with the family that ends with a campfire and marshmallow roast. Max of 3 people per canoe. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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June 2020

LaGrange Rocks 5K Walk/Run

June 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LTHS North Campus Track Field, Intersection of Cossitt Ave & Edgewood Ave
La, 60525
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Friday, June 5th 2020 Family Fun Event - 5:45 pm One Lap Event, ribbons awarded 6:00 pm Wheelchair/Special Needs Race in Partnership with LADSE, medal awarded 6:15 pm Kids 1 mile race, 11 and under, ribbon and gift card to 1st boy and girl and then medals to top 3 boys and top 3 girls in age group 7 and under, 8&9 and 10&11 7:00 pm 5K Walk Run, kids bands line the route and play for runners/walker - prize…

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