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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Harry O'Brien Spring Dash 2016

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Centennial Activity Center (the new name of the Park District Senior Center)
100 S. Western
Park Ridge, IL , 60068

(847) 692-3597


5k run or 1.5 mile walk to benefit the PR Community Fund - Harry O'Brien Spring Dash Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm --- Race time is 8:00 am for runners//children and walkers begin at 8:15am ---- Pre-Registration= $25 for ages 19 and older by May 19 / $15 for ages 6-18 by May 19 / Free for ages 5 and under but no shirt / $10 for t-shirt for ages 5 and under // Register May 20 & May 21 = $28 per person --- REGISTER BY APRIL 29 TO RECEIVE A RACE T-SHIRT.

The Harry O'Brien Multi-Community Run/Walk is sponsored by the Park Ridge Community Fund. Proceeds are used to help those in need in our community through the agencies supported by the Park Ridge Community Fund.
 
Harry O’Brien was often fondly referred to as "Mr. Park Ridge". He served the community as Executive Director of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce for twenty-five years and was a resident of the community for almost twice as long. Harry put his whole heart and soul into our community, infusing it with energy and enthusiasm that will be difficult to rival. Although he will be sorely missed, this event will help continue his legacy of community spirit. Harry spent his life organizing events and festivals so that businesses and residents would be able to come together to have fun. Harry knew how to enjoy life and with a mere smile you knew you knew you were welcome to enjoy it with him.
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All Ages  
Saturday, May 21 run at 8:00 am, walk at 8:15 am
 
PRE-REGISTRATION OPTIONS:
If fee received by May 19 the cost is:
$25 for ages 19 and older by May 19
$15 for ages 6-18 by May 19
Free for ages 5 and under but no shirt
$10 for t-shirt for ages 5 and under
 
REGISTER BY APRIL 29 TO RECEIVE A RACE T-SHIRT.
 
OTHER REGISTRATION
Fri., May 20 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm = $28 per person
Sat., May 21 6:30 am to 7:30 am = $28 per person
 

Drop off your registration at the Park Ridge Community Center or Maine Park until Thursday, May 19
OR
Mail your registration BEFORE MAY 14 TO:
     Harry O’Brien Spring Dash
     c/o Park Ridge Community Fund
     720 Garden Street
     Park Ridge, IL  60068
 
Register online at www.prcommunityfund.org through May 19.
 
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RACE TIMES:
7:30 a.m. – Registration pick up begins
8:00 a.m. – Runners
8:15 a.m. – children and walkers
11:00 a.m. – Ends
 
8:00 am race time, children and walkers begin at 8:15am.
 
COURSE: Flat, fast loop for runners (2 loops), walkers and kids run is 1 loop around course. Starts and ends at the Park District Community Center at 100 S. Western Avenue


Follow the run with a healthy breakfast at the Spring Fling Family Breakfast (above) and a post run/walk massage by Geralyn Balazs Vive Therapeutic Massage.
 
COURSE: 5K flat, fast loop for runners (2 loops), walkers and kids run is 1 loop around course
 
See information at prcommunityfund.org or call 847-825-5311
 
 
Important Notice: On Saturday, May 21 access to the Community Center (Centennial Activity Center), both entering and exiting, will be closed/restricted for the safety of the Harry O'Brien 5K Spring Dash participants. Western at Touhy will be closed at 7:30am. The race begins at the Centennial Activity Center at 8:00am. The route includes: Western, Stewart, Rose, Des Plaines, Seminary, Touhy and back to Western. We apologize for this disruption and inconvenience. PLEASE USE SIDE STREET PARKING OR WESTERN AVENUE NORTH OF TOUHY IF POSSIBLE.

START AND FINISH IS AT THE:
Park Ridge Community Center
100 S. Western Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 692-3597
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Park Ridge Community Fund and the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds serve those in need in Park Ridge and neighboring communities.
 
Please see attached file for registration and race day information!
 
Sheri Roche - obrienrunwalk@aol.com

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