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IL: 20th Annual “Groovin’ in the Grove” Race Set for Mother’s Day Weekend

April 23, 2009

by Jill Blair-Smith

Give mom the gift of good health this Mother's Day weekend by participating with her in the "Groovin' in the Grove" 5K Run and Fun Walk, coordinated by the Sports Medicine Club of Midwestern University. The rain or shine event is open to all interested participants and will take place on May 9, 2009 at Midwestern University, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the race, which 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, which begin at 10 am. 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, and 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 will be given flowers.

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

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Jill Blair-Smith