Its Our Little Secret & Pave Org "Race for Change"
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Friday, February 8, 2013 - Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Whether you're an avid runner, beginner, or first timer, this event is a perfect opportunity for everyone. We invite participants to race in celebration of April's Blue Ribbon Child Abuse Prevention month. 10K or 5K racers may run in the name of their own or a special child(ren) to celebrate what they mean to them. The overall runner for both the 10K and 5K will be given a medal and IOLS will mention the child(ren) name(s) Families bring your kids out and participate in our 1-mile walk. The first family to cross the finish line together will receive family passes to TBA amusement parks or various family entertainment!!! IOLS & Pave Org have partnered up to spread awareness of the effects of abuse and to take back control. We will have a balloon release to commemorate the lives lost to abuse and violence. *Sponsored by Suparossa Restaurant Group-Real Time Sports & Belevdere Banquets
Pre Race Day Packet Pick up will be available at Dick Ponds Schaumburg Saturday, April 20th 10am-4pm. 7-8 am Race Day Packet Pick Up (Same Day registration is available $5 increase) 8:30am 10K Run Start 8:45am 5K Run Start/1-Mile Walk Start Award Ceremony & Balloon Release will follow
Busse Woods Trail (Paved Course), Grove 5, Elk Grove Village, IL 10K/5K are both certified courses. Water stations and bathrooms are available throughout the course. Parking information and course map is available at
Top 10K & 5K finishers in designated age groups will receive a medal. Age group: 11 & under, 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & older. Overall 10K & 5K winners will receive awards and/or prizes for 1st place, male and female, 2nd and 3rd place male and female winners will receive awards. A prize to the overall runner for both 10K & 5K Run male or female will be awarded one night stay at a TBD hotel/waterpark. Great for family time!! Race results will be available at
For children 12 & under only. All participating children will receive a prize. To commemorate the lives affected from abuse, we will conduct a balloon release before the Award Ceremony. Children participating in 50 yd dash will receive one balloon.
The mission of It's Our Little Secret (501c3)is to promote a healthy recovery for the abused children & youth; to stop the destructive future behavioral patterns of the abused toward their own and other children. PAVE stands for Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is a multi-chapter national 501c3 nonprofit organization that uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual violence through targeted social, educational, and legislative tactics. For information about both orgs, please visit: and Proceeds from the race will go toward the many programs and intiatives that IOLS and Pave Org offer. We welcome you to learn more about these programs and initiatives at the above referenced websites.
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I know that running and volunteering to work in charity races are potentially hazardous activities. I should not enter and run in this race unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running and volunteering to work in club races including, but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, the conditions of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release It’s Our Little Secret”, and all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in the race and/or club activities even though liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. Waiver: All race day insurance will be provided by It’s Our Little Secret. By signature, I attest that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event. I have full knowledge of the risks involved. I further acknowledge that the race course contains uneven surface conditions, potholes, and curbs, which may create a risk; I further acknowledge that the race is on public roads and that vehicular traffic may be encountered, and I accept these risks. Therefore, in consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I for myself, my heirs, my executors, and administrators waive any an all rights and claims for damages I may have against It’s Our Little Secret, race sponsors, and any individuals associated with this event and will hold them harmless for any and all injuries I may suffer in conjunction with this event. I have read and understand this liability release. Cancellation: “Race for Change” will occur in the event of rain. Barring extreme circumstances i.e. Lightning and/or thunderstorms there will be no refunds, but rather your entry fee will be used as a donation to help abused children in various IOLS programing.
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