MPS is inviting all runners and walkers to sign up for the 5th Annual Run Back to School, a 5K fun run and 1.5 mile walk through Washington Park on Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 a.m. The goal is to promote the importance of regular exercise while raising funds for MPS youth recreation programs. In addition to the run/walk, the event will feature a school mascot race, exhibit booths, activities for kids, and a live DJ. The public is encouraged to registeronline.
The MPS Run Back to School will begin and end at Wick Playfield, 4929 W. Vliet Street. Pre-registration is preferred and encouraged, but a walk-up registration table will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. the day of the run at Wick Playfield. The fee, which includes a commemorative event t-shirt, race bag, and post-run refreshments, is $10 per adult and $5 per child. The adult fee will be $15 after August 12.