AFA 5k race is a chip-timed run/walk point-to-point USATF certified course; Certification Code: #IL-12104-JW.
First 100 paid registrants receive a lightweight, drawstring bag.
The 1st & 2nd place fastest male & female runners/walkers receive a prize.
WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT.
Runners, walkers & families are invited to stay & enjoy music, raffle baskets, food & water.
Event details and schedule
Registration/Packet Pick Up: 7:30am
Start Time: 8:30am
Raffle Drawing: 10am
FREE PARKING for runners, walkers & spectators around the park district and residential. Also parking at Grissom School, 17000 S. 80th Avenue.
80th Avenue will have a partial lane closure driving north at 171st Street to 167th Street. Tinley Park Police is providing traffic control through the residential area. See map below.
The course is a pleasing run/walk with arrows pointing you in the right direction. The run starts at 169th & 80th Avenue near McCarthy Park running North to 167th, Right (East) to Parkview, Left (North) to Nottingham, slight Left (West) to Princeton, Right (North) to 163rd, Right (East) to Everdon, Left (North) around on 161st Place, (East) to Ozark Avenue, Left (North) 161st Street, Right (East) to 76th Avenue, Right (South) past Bettenhausen Park to 167th Street. Cross 167th Street which curves as the course will take you to an asphalt path into Centennial Park. Follow the arrows to the right where you'll see trees and benches near the pond. IF THERE'S A FORK IN THE ROAD, GO TO THE RIGHT and follow the arrows on the pavement. There's a beautiful landscaped turnstyle that you follow to the right and around to the right. You'll see signs leading across the bridge, then turn left and follow the signs. You should hear music motivating you to cross the finish line!
GOOD LUCK RUNNERS/WALKERS!
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