5th Annual Mustang Trot 5K Run/Walk
Presented by The Downers Grove South High School Key Club
The 5th Annual DGS Key Club Mustang Trot 5K Run/Walk will benefit Special Olympics Illinois!
Race Day Registration is $30
Race Day Registration is $30
Pre-Race packet pick up for DGS Students & Staff only: Friday, April 7th during all lunch periods in cafeteria
*All participants can retrieve their packets on race day from 8:00 – 8:45 am at Downers Grove South High School. There will be no public pre-race packet pick-up. Non-DGS participants will retrieve their packets on race day. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to retrieve your packet before or after the race day.
Participant Appreciation Prize Drawing
All participants may enter drawings for prizes such as gift certificates and goods from local vendors! The drawing will occur during the 5k race. Winners must be present to claim prizes.
Runners will start and end on Prentiss Dr., just a short walk from the DGS football field, making their way through the quaint surrounding neighborhoods. DGS students, staff, and friends will exhibit the Mustang Way by cheering on runners.
The race will occur rain or shine, and will only be cancelled if the weather is dangerous. Participants will be e-mailed if the race is cancelled.
The race will be timed by Race Time Inc. Race time results will be posted at www.racetime.info.
Parking is available at Downers Grove South High School. There will be no gear check at this event.
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics Illinois provides opportunities for more than 22,500 athletes, more than 20,000 Young Athletes, 45,000 volunteers and thousands more people statewide through 18 Area programs in all 102 counties of the state.
Special Olympics began in Illinois with the first games at Soldier Field in July 1968 thanks to the efforts of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her peers. There are now more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics is financially sound with diverse revenue streams, a thorough annual budget process and increasing organizational revenue streams. Special Olympics Illinois does not charge athletes or their families to participate in the program.
Payment & Runner Info: This community event is open to everyone regardless of where you live or what school you attend!
Come help us raise money for Special Olympics! In order to compete, you must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenges of the event.
You may walk or run at your own pace. Skateboards, skates & bikes are prohibited on the course. Dogs & jogging strollers are welcome.
Online registration ends 4/6 and paper pre-registration ends on 4/7. Race day registration is available at an additional charge.
There will be no refunds for any reason. “STUDENT” refers to any person high school age or under.
Individual Awards will be given to top 3 male and female finishers in each age category:
The overall top male and female will be given a separate award.
TEAM AWARDS: Must have at least 5 members to be eligible to compete as a team, no maximum. Teams with fewer than 5 members can run, but will not be eligible for awards. Team awards will be given to: Fastest Average Time; Best Team Name*; Best Team Costumes*.
*Decided by the Awards Committee Members
April 9 8:00 AM CDT - Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up: 8:00-8:45 am
April 9 9:00 AM CDT - Race Start
April 9 10:00 AM CDT - Award Ceremony