Prodigy 5K Run-Walk 2012
Melrose Park, Illinois
Saturday, November 10, 2012 9:00 AM (Central Daylight Time)
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Online registration is closed but registration in the store, at packet pick-up or at the event may be available. Please see below or contact the administrator for more information.
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Contact:Rosalind Abrams
Phone:(630) 749-8316
Email:Click here to email the Administrator
Online Registration will close November 9, 2012 at 12:00 Noon
You may register on race day. Registration will open at 7:00am until 8:30am. CASH IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Only 1 availble terminal for Debit and Credit Cards. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO GROUP/TEAM REGISTRATION on race day. Shirts, Swag Bags and other give-aways are only available while supplies last.
Everyone participating in Prodigy 5K event and who enters our course i.e., runners, walkers, volunteers, media, photgraphers and spectators must sign a recreational/media waiver. If you are unable to do pre-packet pick-up you will receive your bib and race number at Registration check -in. If you signed up early, your Swag Bag will be available at the FINISH LINE/END POINT at the Prodigy Tent for your convenience.
One of Chicago's newest 5K races will kick off in the Village of Melrose Park. This is a fast, flat course and will begin at the corner of 9th & North Avenue, wind through the historic village neighborhoods and end at "Serpico Field." One Mile Junior Jog for ages 6 to 12 years. Shuttle Services will be provided throughout the race.
1000 North 25th Avenue Melrose Park, IL 60160 For detailed directions see MAPQUEST or GOOGLE
Prodigy 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, November 10, 2012. The 5K Run/Walk will begin promptly at 9:00am. The one mile Junior Jog will begin at 9:15am.
For safety reasons, the following are prohibited on Prodigy's race course (except for use by race officials): pets of any kind, bicycles, skates, skateboards, baby joggers, and strollers and all other wheeled items.
Prodigy 5K T-Shirt,Sports Bottle, Prodigy Rally Towel and other goodies from our partners in excellence...while supplies last!
Prodigy 5K Run will be chip timed. Only the 5K Run will be timed.
5K Run/Walk $25.00 Early Bird Special (February 14 -May 14th) $30.00 (May 15th-November 9th) $35.00 (race day registration) Junior Jog $12.00 Early Bird Special (February 14- May 14th) $15.00 (May 15th -November 10th) TEAM COMPETITION REGISTRATION $100.00 Early Bird (February 14 -May 14th) $155 (May 15th-October 15th) $170 (October 16th -November 9th) $170 must pre-register ) CARA Members Discount
Pre-registration packet pick up has been re-scheduled for November 9th ONLY at the following locations from 6pm to 8pm (If you are unable to pick up your packet it will be available on race day): Western Suburbs Packet Pick-up: Triton College 2000 5th Avenue River Grove, IL 60171 (Bldg B Room 140) Northwest Suburbs: Dick Pond Athletics 29 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068 5K Run/Walk registration closes at 8:30am on race day. On race day, you may pick up your packets at the Prodigy Headquarters Tent.
Free Parking and Shuttle Services will be available for 5K Event Participants. The race starts near Winston Plaza (Corner of 9th and North Avenue) and ends at Serpico Field (1000 North 25th Avenue). We are asking that you arrive early to park your cars at the end point where the main festivities will take place. However, if the end point parking is at capacity, park in the Winston Plaza parking lot, run/walk the 5k, hang around for the award ceremony and entertainment and the Trolley will take you back to your vehicles .
5K RUN AND 5K WALK: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over JUNIOR JOG: ages 6 - 12
Top Three Men/Women in the 5K Run will receive prize money and awards. Cash Prizes will be mailed to recipients three weeks after the race. Age group awards given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers. Team Competition Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. One Mile Junior Jog will not be timed. Prodigy 5K Commemorative Shirts awarded to first 100 registrants
Team competition must pre-register. A Team is 5 members. All funds raised on behalf of the team are due on day of event in order to compete and qualify for award. All participants must wear their organization's T-shirts, hats, etc. to promote esprit de corps! Teams may walk or run. However, to be eligible for placing, teams "must run" the 5K route and finish as a team. Every team member must be registered, each team should appoint a team captain, provide name of group, and wear items/shirts centered around their team. Minimum and Maximum for each team is 5 members, Every team member must attempt to run the 5k course, All 5 members must complete the "5k run" to be eligible for placing, Participants can only compete on 1 team, Elite athletes not eligible to be scored on a team. Teams times will be averaged.
Results will be posted at and on race company's websites within 24 hours of race.
Raffle Tickets are available to purchase: (1 for $2) (3 for $5) (5 for $7) and (8 for $13) Raffle Prizes: Kindle Fire, Autographed Photo of Jessie Crain(Chicago White Sox) Gift Cards: Food4Less ($100), Wildfire Restaurant-Oakbrook, IL($25.00 each); CheeseCake Factory ($50.00 each), Weber-Grille ($25.00 each); Famous Daves $25.00 each and Barbque Pak; Yankee Candle Gift Baskets, Dick Ponds Gift Baskets GIFT CERTIFICATES: Road ID Gift Certificates valued at $15.00 each
Festivities will take place throughout the event, award presentations, live entertaintainment, raffles, vendor exhibtion and free light refreshments.
Volunteers are needed to help make this event a smashing success! Your expertise in course marshalling, registration, packet pick-up, decorating,etc.
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WAIVER AND RELEASE, Refund Policy & Cancellation
I, the undersigned, for myself, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, do hereby release and discharge RosColle Group Marketing and Public Relations, Prodigy 2020 Foundation, and the Village of Melrose Park's, officers, leaders, volunteers and its'sponsors; the County of Cook, its successors,assigns, and employees shall be held harmless for any injury to persons and/or property for participating in said event from any and all claims, demands, actions, and or cause of actions of any kind or injuries or damage sustained by me out of my participation in this event, including pre and post event activities. I verify that I am physically fit to participate in this event, and that I have consulted with a physician to ensure that I have no medical conditions that prevents me from safely participating. I agree that any photographs, videotapes or other images containing my likeness are the sole property of the RosColle Group and Prodigy 2020 Foundation. I hereby authorize RosColle Group and Prodigy 2020 Foundation, its sponsors and news organizations covering this event, to use or publish said images containing my likeness in news accounts, publicity, in promotional material, and for any other lawful purpose.*Refunds are not permissable for this event. All transactions are final. The 5K Race Coordinator reserves the right in any event pertaining to an emergency, inclimate weather, local or national disaster to cancel the race or to change the day and/or time to a later day and that in the event of cancellation or change there is no refund of entry fees.
I understand and agree to the waiver and release*