23rd Annual Groovin in the Grove 5K Race & Fun Walk
Downers Grove, Illinois
Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:00 AM (Central Standard Time)
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2013 Race Registration is at www.groovininthegrove.eventbrite.com
Register at www.groovininthegrove.eventbrite.com Event website is https://sites.google.com/site/groovininthegrove5K/home Race Day Registration is available and will open at 7:30am at Midwestern University
555 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515 in the Recreation & Wellness Center.
Race Day registration will be $35.
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Contact:Don Evans
Phone:(630)971-6401
Email:Click here to email the Administrator
Website:https://sites.google.com/site/groovininthegrove5k/home
For more information email devans@midwestern.edu
PRE-RACE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
RACE DAY REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 7:30AM ON RACE DAY- SATURDAY, MAY 12
Location
Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL
Between Highland and Meyers on South side of 31st Street.
31st Street is the first street South of I-88 on Highland Avenue
About This Event
23rd Annual Race sponsored by the Midwestern University Sports Medicine Club to benefit Sharing Connections Furniture Bank (located in Downers Grove).

Sharing Connections Furniture Bank provides furniture and household items to low-income families helping them transform a bare apartment or house into a home. Most of our families are coping with crisis like domestic violence, job loss, or financial hardship, with an average annual income of $11,600. Over 50% served are children.

Website for more information is: http://www.sharingconnections.org.

A great family event for Mothers Day weekend that benefits a very worthwhile cause. Awards for Top Mom & Top 3 Male & Female Runners as well as cash prizes for Top 3 Overall Male & Females, 1st=$110, 2nd=$60, 3rd=$40. Medals for Top 3 Males & Females in each age group & all children in the kids races (1K, 1/2K & 100 yard dash).
Flowers for all Moms, Refreshment Tent, DJ, Massage, Running Store Vendors, Clown, Face Painting & Moon Jump for the kids & Lots of Great Raffle Prizes at the finish.

Race website is: https://sites.google.com/site/groovininthegrove5K/home
Race Website
For more information and pictures from previous races please visit our website at: https://sites.google.com/site/groovininthegrove5k/home
The Course
USATF certified course, starts and ends on the campus of Midwestern University at the Recreation & Wellness Center. The course has a couple hilly sections. Split times and water available on the course.
Here is a link to the course on the USATF website.
http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/maps/showMap.asp?courseID=IL10023JW
Awards
Short sleeve performance shirts guaranteed for all pre-registered runners. Awards and medals for Top Mom, Top 3 Male & Female Overall.
Cash prizes for top 3 Males & Females, 1st = $100, 2nd = $60, 3rd = $40. Age group medals for the Top 3 Male & Female. Flowers for all Moms. Medals for all children in Little Groovers Races.
Post Race Activities
*Refreshments
*Great Raffle Prizes
*Multiple Joint and Postural Screening
*Massage
*Clown
*DJ
*Inflatable for kids
*Dick Pond Shoe Mobile
Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration
Pre-Race Day Packet Pick Up:
Tuesday, May 08 & Wednesday, May 09 from 11:00am-8:00pm

Dick Pond Athletics in Lisle
2775 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630)357-6884

Race Day Packet Pick Up:
Takes place at Midwestern University in the Recreation & Wellness Center.
Race Day registration will be $35.
Packet Pick Up & Race Day Registration Hours:
*5K Race and Fun Walk: 7:30am-8:45am
*Childrens Races: 7:30am-9:45am
Proceeds Benefit
All proceeds go to Sharing Connections Furniture Bank, located in Downers Grove. Sharing Connections Furniture Bank provides furniture and household items to low-income families helping them transform a bare apartment or house into a home. Most of our families are coping with crisis like domestic violence, job loss, or financial hardship, with an average annual income of $11,600. Over 50% served are children. Each day in Metropolitan Chicago, families sleep on the floor, use their couch as a table, store food in a cooler, and put babies to bed in a cardboard box. There are also many Chicago-area families that have an abundance of household items. Sharing Connections is the link between these two groups. At Sharing Connections, a 501c3 non-profit organization, we accept donations of gently used furniture, household items and more, and redistribute these to families living at or below the federal poverty standards. Over 300 individuals benefit from our services each month. These families, our clients, live mainly in DuPage County and Metropolitan Chicago and are referred to us from other social service and non-profit agencies. Most of our clients earn less than $12,000 a year, and more than 60% of our clients are children. Our families struggle with many difficult obstacles in their lives like unemployment, domestic violence, health problems, and crisis like fires or floods. They come to Sharing Connections to pick up furniture for their homes to make their lives more comfortable, and to help them stay on the road of self-sufficiency. The need for Sharing Connections’ services is great. The families on our furniture waiting list need items like beds, tables and chairs, and sofas because they either have no furniture or their current items are in bad condition. Sharing Connections exists to make sure these families have the furniture they need to make their environment a comfortable place they are proud to call home. http://www.sharingconnections.org/
Presenting Sponsors
Dick Pond Athletics - http://www.dickpondathletics.com /cslisle.asp
X-Sport Fitness
Sponsors
Sponsors: Chartwells Food Service, Road ID, ARC Physical Therapy, Caribou Coffee, Chicago Party Rental, Midwest Physician Centers, MWU Student Senate, MWU College of Health Sciences, MWU Chicago College of Pharmacy, MWU Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Runners World, X-Sport Fitness
Directions
From I-88 East - exit at Highland Avenue, Turn RIGHT on Highland Avenue, Turn LEFT on 31st Street, Go 3/4 mile and turn RIGHT at Midwestern University Entrance and follow the signs.
From I-88 West - exit at Highland Avenue, Turn LEFT on Highland Avenue, Turn LEFT on 31st Street, Go 3/4 mile and turn RIGHT at Midwestern University Entrance and follow the signs.
Little Groovers Childrens Races
4 years old and under run the 100 Yard Dash
1/2 K for 5-7 year olds
1K Race for 8-10 year olds
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Waiver and Release
Waiver in consideration of this entry, I hereby for myself, heirs, executors, and administrators, waive any and all claims I may have for damages against Midwestern University, its employees, agents, directors, officers and affiliated corporations, CHICAGO AREA RUNNERS ASSOCIATION, and all event sponsors and all individuals associated with the event, their representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me in connection with this event, including pre and post race activities. I have been warned that I must be in good health to participate in this event, and I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have trained sufficiently for this event. If I am not 18 years old by the day of the race, consent has been given by a parent or guardian with their signature on this waiver form. I hereby grant permission to have Midwestern University and its authorized agents to use my name and photograph, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of my participation in this event for any purpose. UNSIGNED ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
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