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Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023.
Location: The races start and finish at the Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N Scoville Ave, Oak Park.
Events: 5K (3.1 miles), Youth Mile (1 mile/1.6 kilometers), and Junior Dash (.12 miles/.2 kilometers)
Swag: All 5K, Youth Mile, and Junior Dash participants receive a shirt!
Time Limits: The 5K has a time limit of 1 hour and 20 min, which is roughly equal to a 25-min per mile pace, or 2.4 miles per hour.
Race Day Schedule:
6:00 am Volunteer Check-In opens
7:00 am Packet Pick-Up opens
8:30 am Registration closes
8:45 am Youth Mile
9:00 am 5K Run - Women
9:05 am 5K Walk
9:50 am 5K Run - Men
10:30 am Junior Dash
10:50 am Award Ceremony
11:10 am 5K course closes
- No refunds, deferrals, or transfers.
- No bicycles, scooters, roller blades, or skateboards.
- No animals, other than service animals.
- No strollers in the 5K due to Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) guidelines.
- All 5K participants, regardless of age, must be a registered participant.
- All children participating in the Youth Mile or Junior Dash must be registered, but adults are welcome to accompany them without registering.
- All 5K pacers must be registered participants due to USATF rule 144.
- In the event the entire race is cancelled, postponed, or shortened, we will not issue refunds, deferrals, or transfers.
Oak Park Runners Club’s and Good Life Race’s mission is to encourage participation in the sport of running in the Oak Park, IL and surrounding communities guided by the four core values of the Club: openness, preparedness, resilience, and camaraderie. Openness is being inclusive to all ages, abilities, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations. Preparedness is providing resources for runners to stay fit and lead and active and healthy lives. Resilience is maintaining physical and mental fortitude in all running conditions and in life. Camaraderie is fostering friendships and fellowship among our members and in our community.
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