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IL: Groovin’ in the Grove Set for Mother’s Day Weekend

April 29, 2013

by Office of Communications

The annual Groovin’ in the Grove 5K Run and Fun Walk attracts participantsof 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 11, 2013 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 5K Run/Walk participants is 9:00 am. Children are also welcome to participate in separate events, including 1K and ½ K races and a 100-yard dash starting at around 10:00 am. Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens at 7:30 am. Pre-race packet pick-up is available from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th at Dick Pond Athletics, 2775 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532 and on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th from 6:00pm-8:00pm Runners Grove, 5155 Main St, Downers Grove, IL.

In addition to the run/walk, there will be refreshments, raffle prizes, pre- and post-race massages, a moon jump, and other entertainment. The first mom to cross the finish line will be recognized in addition to prize money ($100/$60/$40) and gym memberships for the top three male and female overall winners. All moms who run or walk will receive a flower. Shirts will be provided for all pre-registered runners and there will be age-group awards and medals for all participants in the kids' races.

Race day registration is $35 for the 5K and $20 for the Little Groovers events and all proceeds will benefit the Sharing Connections Furniture Bank in Downers Grove. 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)