The Downers Grove Lions Club will once again celebrate the Labor Day holiday with its annual "Labor of Love."
The fifth annual Labor of Love 5K race/walk will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at McCollum Park, 6801 Main St. The race will be followed by a 1K for children ages 10 and under at 9:15 a.m.The 5K is fully certified by the Chicago Area Runners Association, and will be professionally timed.
Registration is $30 for adults ($25 for CARA members), and $23 for kids 16 and under. The 1K is $15 for kids. Families with five or fewer participants may register together for $85.
Runners who register on race day will be charged an additional $5.
All proceeds from Labor of Love will support the Downers Grove Lions' various service projects.
To register, visit www.5klaboroflove.org, or sign up before the race at McCollum Park. For more information, call Race Director George Swimmer at 630-810-9797.
Labor of Love: All the Details
Monday, Sept. 2
- 6:30 a.m.: On-site registration
- 8 a.m.: 5K race
- 9:15 a.m.: 1K race/walk (children only)
McCollum Park, 6801 Main St. in Downers Grove
The 5K run is timed by Race Time computerized technology, providing an accurate time from start to finish line.
Awards will be given to the top three finishers.
Results will be posted on CARA, Chicago Athlete Magazine and Race Time websites within four hours after the race.
The Labor of Love 5K will take place rain or shine. If the Lions are required to cancel the event due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made on race day near the start/finish area.
Also this week:
Final Car Show: The Summer Nights Classic Car Show will wrap up its 2013 season Friday. The show will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m in downtown Downers Grove. This week's show will feature convertibles and 2013 trophy winners. Entertainment will be provided by Eric Totherow of Crash, who will perform covers from the '90s through today.
Downtown Downers Grove Market: The Downtown Downers Grove Market is held every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., through Oct. 19. The market, located in the Main Street Metra Station's south parking lot, features a variety of produce, fresh bread and pastries, coffees and other specialty foods. For more information, visit www.ymcachicago.org/indianboundary.
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