Race Director University in cooperation with Captivating Signs of Naperville is presenting the Inaugural Father’s Day Freedom 5K Run/2 Mile Walk on Sunday, June 15th, in Danada Forest Preserve (West) Wheaton, IL.
This event was developed to celebrate fathers and male-figures that play a significant
role in the lives of their children. Like the fathers, guardians, teachers, coaches, mentors and leaders in the community who individually or collectively have provided time and resources for children.
Gregory J. Evans, who is also an Independent Brand Partner with Nerium International, has chosen Big Brothers Big Sisters as the beneficiary who will receive a portion of the proceeds of this event. Nerium InternationalTM, an innovative skincare company dedicated to making people better, chose to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters because its values very closely align with what we stand for as a brand. This includes the power of association, mentorship, and truly impacting the life of another.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help all children reach their potential through professional supported, one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors. Greg thinks that it was an excellent choice of Jeff Olson, the founder of Nerium, to choose Big Brothers Big Sisters as their charitable benefactor. Having a mentor establish support and leadership helps not only the children but also the community.
So choosing Big Brothers Big Sisters was a perfect match with our Father’s Day Run/Walk. Changing the perception of how fathers spend their time on “their day” can help renew relationships with all of their children regardless of their age. Guardians, mentors and “athletic coaches” also play a similar role as Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Register and enjoy a morning filled with fun, food and entertainment while helping us to raise funds for charitable campaigns in the area of social, health and educational projects. Before we start we will kick
off the event with a balloon launch.
Registration is available online at SignmeUp.com, https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event- registration/99497. The fee is $35 until 5/31 and then it increases to $40 and $45 on race day. Youth under 14 years pay $25 until 5/31, $30 from 6/1-6/14 and $35 on race day. We will be providing free shuttle service for runners due to limited parking at this site.
Specific information about this will be available online and in the race packet.
Send us a story or video about why your dad is great and your name will be entered into a free raffle for a pair of running shoes, sponsored by Dick Pond Athletics. Certificates will be awarded to the top 5 men and women in the open division and 5 men and women in the masters division (40 years old and up).
This is also the USA Track & Field 5K Illinois State Championship. Certificates will be given to the Top 5 male and 5 female runners, in the open and masters division.
Packet pick up will be on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th at Dick Pond Athletics, Inc., 2775 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL. The course is USATF certified and this is a USA Track & Field Sanctioned event.
Athletico, Dick Pond Athletics, MB Financial, Sparks, Pins Family Chiropractic, Indian Harvest Restaurant and Yogli Mogli are part of the growing list of sponsors.
For more information: Gregory J. Evans, Race Director P. 630.327.1619, E: greg.evans@racedirectorU.com. Website: www.fathersdayfreedom5k.com.
USA Track & Field State Championship 5K Event – Certified Course
Where: Danada Forest Preserve (West) – closed course/trail surface, Wheaton, IL
When: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 9 a.m.