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|April Fools 5k Run:-|
|Distance: Run 3.1 Miles|
Run along the paved path that surrounds the naturally beautiful waterfront in Springfield Park while keeping pumped with music mixed by our DJ at each mile and the start/finish line.
Walkers are welcome at this event, but are asked to start behind faster participants and will be required to stay on the right side of the race course. STROLLERS and DOGS are strictly prohibited for safety reasons.
Proceeds from this race benefit Stepping Stones for Women of Domestic Violence, a not-for-profit and Christian-based organization that empowers women of domestic violence to develop financial and emotional independence by providing them with a safe, nurturing environment.
When someone you love uses physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, harassment, or stalking to control the behavior of his or her partners, they are committing domestic violence. Most victims of domestic violence are women. Children who witness domestic violence are also victims. They suffer from behavior and cognitive problems. Boys, especially, are likely to be aggressive and engage in criminal behavior if they grow up in homes where domestic violence exists. Help stop the violence now!
For more information, go to www.steppingstonesroselle.org.
Dr. Erin Ducat, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and the Race Director, will be leading a Walk to Run training program that will help you to be able to go from walking 30 minutes to running the our race in a supportive environment with weekly mini-workshops and experienced leaders over 10 weeks. Held at the Clauss Recreational Center of the Roselle Park District on Saturdays at 8:00am, starting on January 26th, 2013, this program will alternate between indoor track and outdoor running depending on weather.
The cost is $25 (in addition to your race entry) and separate registration is required for this Walk to Run Program through the Roselle Park District (or through the Bloomingdale Park District if you are a Bloomingdale resident). To register, go to rparks.org or call 630-894-4200 after the winter schedule is published, before January 26th, 2013.