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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Park Forest Ready for 3rd Annual Running of Park Forest Scenic 5 and More

Scenic 5 and More

Runners begin the Park Forest Scenic 5 and More. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– This Labor Day, plan on joining the fun in Park Forest during the 3rd Annual running of the Park Forest Scenic 5 and More. The race has been reconstituted onto a 5 mile course and augmented with a 5 mile family bike ride on the same course, a 5K nature walk around the Central Park Wetlands and include a variety of other activities at the Park Forest Aqua Center. Check out the course and invite your friends to come out and cheer on the runners and bikers, or better yet, join in the fun and fitness of the event.

Click here to register on-line through signmeup.com and receive a $2 discount.

Scenic 5 Mile and more…Race Brochure/Registration Form

Race features:

  • 5K nature walk around the Central Park Wetlands, and
  • A variety of other activities at the Park Forest Aqua Center, 30 N. Orchard, Park Forest.

Events begin on Monday, September 6 at 8 a.m. and include:

  • Beautiful Scenic 5 Mile Route (USATF #IL08085 certified course)
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Children’s Fun Run
  • CARA Runners’ Choice Series
  • Free T-shirt and refreshments
  • Prize money and awards
  • Post race Food Fest/Pool Party (bring the family)
  • Shower facilities
  • Marks and splits every mile
  • Aid stations at the Start, Finish and along the route
  • Marshals along the route

Click here to register on-line through signmeup.com and receive a $2 discount.

Scenic 5 Mile and more…Race Brochure/Registration Form

The race is a fast and flat picturesque run beginning Downtown (Orchard & Main St) and cruising past the 90 acre Central Park/Wetlands. At 1.5 miles, runners will dive onto the straight, flat and shaded Old Plank Road Bike Trail for another 1.5 miles then onto the curving streets of Park Forest. The home stretch will be Orchard Dr, passing under the Trail (only significant hills on the course) and finish at Central Park and home of the Village’s 4-Pool Aquatics Complex (feel free to jump in). Along the way, townspeople are out in crowds encouraging you, giving water and cheers. You will discover musical surprises all along the route. This picturesque course is a CARA Runners’ Choice Series, and certified by USATF #IL08085.

Check out the course and invite your friends to come out and cheer on the runners and bikers or better yet join in the fun and fitness of the event. For additional information, visit the Village’s website at: www.villageofparkforest.com.

Click here to register on-line through signmeup.com and receive a $2 discount.

Scenic 5 Mile and more…Race Brochure/Registration Form

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