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Willard Elementary PTA announces our 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk and Youth 1 Mile Fun Run sponsored by Old Neighborhood Grill to be held on May 20th. The 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:00am. The Youth Mile (for runners 12 and under) will start at 9:45am or at the conclusion of the 5K. 

Willard Elementary School is a multicultural, mixed-income community where equality of access is a top priority. We educate over 530 curious, energetic, and eager students from kindergarten through fifth grade.  Due to the many budget cuts to education over the past several years, many of our essential school programs are now being funded directly by the PTA. One of the most important things we ensure through this funding is that all students can participate in our special programming – such as joining their class on a field trip, participating in performing arts workshops, using our mobile computer lab and attending after school enrichment classes – regardless of their ability to pay. These new experiences open doors and guide students to excellence in our community. Proceeds from the race will directly support programming for our students as well as support the Willard School athletic department.

Register early!  Race day registration fee will increase to $35.00 for both races! You must register by May 9, 2018 to be guaranteed your race shirt size.

 

Registration fees

5K Run/Walk Closed

Youth Mile Run (Age 12 & under) Closed

Event Info

Pre Race Packet Pick Up

May 18th 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Old Neighborhood Grill - new location this year!!!!!

$35 registration available at packet pick up.  Exact cash or check/Willard PTA please. 

Race Morning Registration
Will open at 7:45am

Course
The 5K run starts within Centennial Park at Sheridan Rd. and Clark St.  Going south, follow the bike path (right side) to Greenwood Beach bathrooms.  Loop around and head back north on footpath. Continue on east side of lagoon, following arrows to connect to footpath.  Head towards Clark St. Beach bathrooms, pass finish line, and loop around back toward start.  Follow bike path again south to Lee St.  Run around cones on bike path, and head north.  Follow arrows that bring you to footpath around Lee St. bathroom.  Continue north, passing tennis courts, towards Greenwood Beach.  Continue north on footpath and around east side of lagoon, following arrows to connect to footpath.  Continue to Clark St. Beach bathrooms toward the finish line.

The Mile Fun Run starts within Centennial Park at Sheridan Rd. and Clark St.  Going south, follow the bike path (right side) to Greenwood Beach bathrooms.  Loop around and head back north on footpath. Continue on east side of lagoon, following arrows to connect to footpath.  Head towards Clark Beach bathrooms to finish line.

Race Day registration, Start and Finish is at:  Clark Street Beach, 1811 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL

Parking
Parking is available in the Northwestern parking structure North of the Visitor's Center.

Raffle
All participants will have one Raffle entry - additional can be purchased at pick-up or early registration. 

$5 - 1 Ticket or $10 - 3 Tickets.  

Some items to raffle off include: 12" Kids Bike from The Pony Shop, 5 visit pass to Little Beans Cafe, 1 foursome to Canal Shores, 1 pair of shoes from Murphy's Fit, 2 - $50 Gift Cards to Murphy's Fit.



 
 
 

2018 Willard 5K Sponsors

We are truly grateful to our sponsors whose generous contributions make the Willard 5K a success.


PLATINUM LEVEL

Old Neighborhood Grill    

https://www.ongbarandgrill.com/


GOLD LEVEL

Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.     

http://cbbel.com/

Forest Glen Construction

https://www.forestglenconstruction.com/

Hagerty Consulting

http://hagertyconsulting.com/   

Jahbat FC

https://www.jahbatfc.org/


SILVER LEVEL

Alderman Thomas M. Suffredin     

https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/city-council/6th-ward

Baird & Warner Real Estate - John Adamson     

https://www.bairdwarner.com/our_agents/info/john_adamson/

Durfee Orthodontics     

https://www.durfeeortho.com/

Fuchs and Roselli     

http://www.fuchsandroselli.com/

Gotta B Crepes     

http://www.gottabcrepes.com/

John J. Cahill, Inc.     

http://www.cahillinc.com/

Orange Theory Fitness - Evanston     

https://evanston.orangetheoryfitness.com/

Rodan and Fields - Maggie Nichols  

https://maggienichols.myrandf.com/


BRONZE LEVEL

Girls Play Sports

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Kinship/Next of Kin

Murphy's Fit

The Pony Shop


In-Kind Donations

Canal Shores

Little Beans Cafe

Northwestern Athletics

Right at School

Specialty Premium Group

Event Schedule

  • May 20 7:45 AM CDT - On Site Check in & Registration 7:45am-8:30am

  • May 20 9:00 AM CDT - 5K Race Start

  • May 20 9:45 AM CDT - 1 Mile Race Start (or upon completion of 5K)

Contact Information

Event Location

Clark Street Beach, Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, United States

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