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.
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
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 is available in the Northwestern parking structure North of the Visitor's Center.
We are truly grateful to our sponsors whose generous contributions make the Willard 5K a success.
Old Neighborhood Grill
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Forest Glen Construction
Alderman Thomas M. Suffredin
Baird & Warner Real Estate - John Adamson
Fuchs and Roselli
Gotta B Crepes
John J. Cahill, Inc.
Orange Theory Fitness - Evanston
Rodan and Fields - Maggie Nichols
Girls Play Sports
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Kinship/Next of Kin
The Pony Shop
Little Beans Cafe
Right at School
Specialty Premium Group
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)