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5K Run, Walk n Roll 2017

April 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am CDT


Get out your running shoes! Dust off your racing wheelchair!

Join BACKBONES for our 9th Annual 5K Run, Walk n Roll and support those with spinal cord injuries and their families! – This is a family event where runners, walkers and rollers of all abilities are welcome! Face painting! Free waffles! Local vendors!

The race will take place RAIN OR SHINE but in the event that there are hazardous conditions (lightning, flooding, etc.), we will be forced to cancel the race.

The race begins at Country Gardens Park  (901 North Schoenbeck Rd.) and continues through the neighborhood, ending at the park where you can enjoy music, refreshments, and sponsor tables.  VIEW COURSE MAP

Cost: Entry fee is $30 on or before Thursday, April 27, 2017. $35 on race day and during packet pick-up. Students with a valid ID can participate for $20! Children 12 and under accompanied by a parent may participate at no cost, however, a waiver must be signed for EACH child.
T-shirts: All pre-registered participants will receive an official 5K run/walk/roll T-shirt. Those who register on race day may receive T-shirts based on availability.
Parking: Parking will be available at the School District 23 lots located on the corner of Palatine Rd. and Schoenbeck Rd. There will be a cross guard to safely escort participants across Palatine Rd. Handicapped parking is available at Country Gardens Park (901 North Schoenbeck Rd.).
Check-In: Only those that have not registered or picked up their packet must check in. Please arrive early.
Gear Check: Volunteers will be checking items you cannot carry with you throughout the course. Do not check purses, wallets, phones or other valuable items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Water/Food: Water is provided at the main event site and the half-way mark. Pre-event refreshments & music will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Snacks will be available as you finish the race.
Accessibility: The course is completely paved as is the Country Garden’s park site. Wheelchair accessible portable toilets will be available. If you require a push-assistant or are blind/low-vision and would like a guide, please notify us upon registering.
**Handcycles will be available for those who wish to use one. Please contact us to reserve one**

Awards: Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each age division at a post-race ceremony.

Packet Pick-Up: Friday, April 28th, 12 – 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 29th,10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Gary Morava Recreation Center
110 West Camp McDonald Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

You can now register for our VIRTUAL 5K!!! If you don’t live in the Chicago area but would still like to participate, now you can! Use MapMyRun, or something like it, to create your own 5K route- it can be at a local park, track, or even your treadmill at home! The point is that you join BACKBONES and run, walk or roll in your hometown! Register and we’ll send you your Official Race Tshirt – April 30th, go out and run/walk/roll and make sure you wear your t-shirt! Snap some photos or video and upload it to our event page on Facebook!

Volunteer help make this event possible. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at info@backbonesonline.com (volunteer positions fill quickly!)

Thank you to our sponsors! Are you or your business interested in sponsoring this event? Check out our SPONSOR LEVELS.



If you can’t make the event but would like to make a DONATION, Click here!



April 30, 2017
9:00 am CDT
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Country Gardens Park
901 N. Schoenbeck Rd.
Prospect Heights, IL 60070 United States
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