Fall Color 5K Run/Walk
Lisle, Illinois
Sunday, October 6, 2013 8:00 AM (Central Daylight Time)
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The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized 1,700-acre outdoor museum with collections of more than 4,100 trees, shrubs and plants from around the world. The Arboretum's beautiful natural landscapes, gardens, research and educational programs, and year around family activities support its mission-the planting and conservation of trees and plants for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world.
About This Event
Don't miss the most scenic event of the season! Join us as we kick off our spectacular fall festivities with the 10th Annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk. Challenge your body on the rolling course that winds through the Arboretum’s scenic East Side and reward your senses with the sights and sounds of a crisp fall morning amidst the beauty of naturally-occurring landscapes.
• Short sleeve technical t-shirt.
• Registration fee allows admission to the 1700-acre Arboretum, including the Maze, the award winning Children's Garden and our Tree House Tales outdoor exhibit.
• Recovery food.

Schedule of Events
• 6:30 am Race day registration and packet pickup begins
• 8:00 am 5K Run/Walk
• 9:00 am Kids Dash
• 9:30 am 5K Awards

For a complete listing of events at the Morton Arboretum please go to www.mortonarb.org

The USATF-Certified course is held within The Morton Arboretum grounds. The start and finish are on the East Side, near the Visitor Center parking lot. We are proud to offer a scenic and rolling landscape for this event.
Timing, Results & Awards
The Fall Color 5K will use the Chronotrack B-Tag system. To insure accurate timing make sure your race number is:
• Clearly visible on the front of the torso.
• Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle).
• Pinned in all four corners.
• Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.).

Please Click Here for the instructions.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female winner as well as to the top three men and women in each age group immediately after the Kids Dash. A raffle for running-related prizes and more will also be held at that time.

Results will be posted at www.mychicagoathlete.com by 2:00 pm on race day.

Kids Dash
Designed for youngsters ages 2 to 10 years, the Kids Dash takes place on a loop course in the heart of the festivities. The race will be staged in the following heats:
2-4 years - 50 yards
5-6 years - 1/4 mile
7-10 years - 1/2 mile

All participants will receive a t-shirt and a finisher's ribbon.

Registration for the Kids Dash is limited to 325 children.

Kids Dash Registration
Online registration for the Kids Dash has closed.

As of Friday, October 4th only thirty five (35) entries remain for the Kids Dash. Final registration for the Kids Dash begins on Friday, October 4th at Dick Pond Athletics.

It is likely to sell out before Sunday.

Registration & Packet Pick Up
You can register and/or pick up your race packet at:
Dick Pond Athletics, 2775 Maple Avenue Lisle, IL 60532 (630) 357-6884
• Saturday, 9/28 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm **
• Friday, 10/4 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
• Saturday, 10/5 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Race Day, Sunday (10/6/13)starting at 6:30 am.

** You must register before 5:00 pm Thursday, September 26th to pick up race packets on Saturday, September 28th at Dick Pond Athletics.

Online registration will close on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 6: 00 pm

The registration fee is nonrefundable and any cancellation will be considered a donation to the Morton Arboretum.
ARRIVE EARLY FOR BEST PARKING! To avoid long lines entering the Arboretum, please arrive one hour in advance of the Start Time. The walk from the remote parking areas can take up to 20 minutes.
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Waiver and Release
RELEASE FORM: I am aware that participating in a running event is a potentially hazardous activity and that I and/or my child should not enter and run unless I and/or my child are physically able. I agree to abide by the rules and the decision of any event official relative to my and/or child’s ability to safely compete in the event. I will provide adult supervision for my child to and from the event. I assume all risks associated with my and/or my child’s participation in the 2013 Fall Color 5K. Including, but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic, road conditions, all such risks to myself and/or child being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and release from liability form, and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry and/or my child’s entry, I for myself and/or my child and anyone entitled to act on our behalf, waive and release the Morton Arboretum, Jim Brimm & Associates, Dick Pond Athletics, Inc., Illinois USATF, the Village of Lisle, race day volunteers, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising from my participation and/or my child’s participation in this event. I hereby grant permission to Jim Brimm & Associates, The Morton Arboretum and its authorized agents to use my name, photographs, videotapes, motion pictures in connection with this event, including recording any other record of my participation in this event for any purpose.
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