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Please note that we will be following the State of Illinois' COVID guidelines, which may change certain aspects. Visit the Tower Trot Web Site for up to date information.
Run for the fun and benefits: Your health (exercise), Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation (fundraising) and maybe your wallet (awards).
Registration is required and includes: t-shirt, refreshments and entertainment.
This 5K, 10K, Double, and Fun Run is open to all ages using CARA age categories for awards.
For the third year, the Western Springs Tower Trot will be partnering with the Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation. Ashley Jurjovec, a former Western Springs middle school teacher, passed away suddenly from a genetic heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in May 2016. The Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation was founded in honor and memory of Ashley Jurjovec in 2017. The foundation is committed to raising awareness for ARVC and to support research for The Cardiovascular Genetics Group at Lurie Children’s Hospital as they work to identify families with inherited risk of sudden death and improve clinical and genetic assessment for those families.
*No portion of the race entry fee is directed to the charity.
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m.—10K (6.2 miles) and The Double Run (10K and 5K)
8:45 a.m.—Fun Run (< a mile)*
9:30 a.m.—5K (3.1 miles)
Start/Finish: Grand Avenue Community Center | 4211 Grand Ave, Western Springs
*Fun Run Start is at Chestnut and Grand, Fun Run Finish is at the official Finish Line on Lawn
Post Race: Water, Gatorade, yogurt, pizza, fruit, bagels, and sweets will be provided for all runners. The Hearts for Ashley Foundation will present winners of the raffle.
*Click to view course maps
Double your fun! Run Both!
The 10k starts on Grand Ave and finishes on Lawn Ave. You must cross the 10k finish pad and cut through the parking lot to get to the 5k start on Grand Ave, which is just North of the parking lot. If the 5k has already started, be sure your chip crosses the timing pad as you run South to start.
(Double runners receive a long sleeve shirt in lieu of short sleeve.)
Online registration is available beginning Friday, April 2, 2021 until 15 minutes prior to Start time. Registration (online) will be available during Race Packet Pickup (see below).
Prior to race day, numbers, t-shirts and information can be picked up at the Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs, IL, during the following hours:
• 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Thursday, September 16, 2021
• 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Friday, September 17, 2021
On race day, race packets will only be available at Grand Avenue Community Center.
Doors open at 7:00 AM.
CATEGORIES AND ENTRY FEES
5K Walk - $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident
5K Run - $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident
10K - $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident
The Double (5K & 10K) - $40 Resident/$40 Non-Resident
14 and under for all races - $20 Resident/$20 Non-Resident
Fun Run - $10 Resident/$10 Non-Resident
CARA Member Discount: | $4/$5
Race Day Registration
Add $5 to the fees above
Results will be posted live during the event at www.j3timing.com
All DOUBLE runners receive a long sleeve shirt in lieu of a short sleeve.
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