AFA 5k Jog and Walk is a chip-timed run/walk point-to-point USATF certified course; Certification Code: #IL-12104-JW.
First 200 paid registrants receive a lightweight, drawstring bag. All paid registrants automatically entered into raffle (6 chances) of a Samsung SHAPE M7 Wireless Audio Speaker valued at $245.* The top male & female runner/walker receives a prize. WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT. Runners & families are invited to stay to enjoy music, food & water. Tentatively scheduling an interview with a young Chicago cancer patient who is using alternative methods for treatment.
*(Spectators may enter drawing of Samsung Speaker at $20 for 6 chances.)
Event details and schedule
Registration/Packet Pick Up - 7:30am
Start Time - 8:30am
Awards - 9:30am
Tentative Guest Interview - 10am
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!
FREE PARKING for runners & spectators around park district and residential. Also parking at Grissom School, 17000 S. 80th Avenue.
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