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IL: Annual “Groovin’ in the Grove” Race Set for Mother’s Day Weekend

April 11, 2011

by Office of Communications

The annual Groovin’ in the Grove 5K Run and Fun Walk attracts participants of all ages and abilities.

Kick off Mother's Day weekend by participating in the annual "Groovin' in the Grove" 5K Run and Fun Walk, coordinated by the Sports Medicine Club of Midwestern University on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Midwestern University, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL.

The rain or shine race is a great family event and open to all interested participants. The race is designed for people of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels. Start time for adult runners and walkers is 9:00 AM. Children are also welcome to participate in separate events, including 1K and ½ K races and a 100-yard dash. Registration and packet pick-up opens at 7:30 AM.

In addition to the run/walk, there will be refreshments, raffle prizes, pre- and post-race massages, face painting, a moon jump, and other entertainment. The first mom to cross the finish line will be recognized in addition to the top three male and female overall winners. All moms who run or walk receive a flower.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the DuPage PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) agency. Registration and more information can be found online at


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Office of Communications
630/515-7333 (IL) or 623/572-3353 (AZ)