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Race to the Taste

Saturday, October 6, 8:05am

Prairie View Park

6834 Dempster St., Morton Grove, IL 
 

Runners and walkers of all ages can participate in this annual fall race. The 5K course is USATF certified (IL-15011JV) and all participants will receive a race t-shirt, running bib with timing chip, entry to post race refreshments and more.  

 5K awards for 1st overall male and female and 1st through 3rd place finishers in each age group. Race to the Taste 5K Run and walk benefits the MGPD Financial Assistance Program.

                                                  OFFICIAL TASTE SPONSOR:

Registration fees

5K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 15 – Aug 1
    2. $30.00

      Pre-Registration -Discount extended through Labor Day

      Aug 1 – Sep 3
    3. $35.00
      Sep 4 – Oct 2

Kids 50 yard dash Closed

Registration closed
    1. $5.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 15 – Aug 1
    2. $10.00

      Pre-Registration - Discount extended through Labor Day

      Aug 1 – Sep 3
    3. $15.00
      Sep 4 – Oct 2

Kids 100 yard dash Closed

Registration closed
    1. $5.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 15 – Aug 1
    2. $10.00

      Pre-Registration - Discount extended through Labor Day

      Aug 1 – Sep 3
    3. $15.00
      Sep 4 – Oct 2

General Information

Online Registration Closes Midnight Tuesday, October 2nd

5K will begin promptly at 8:05 am  (race day registration closes at 7:45 am)

50 Yard Dash starts promptly at 9:00 am (race day registration closes at 8:45 am)

100 Yard Dash starts promptly at 9:05 am (race day registration closes at 8:45 am)

Race Timing

We use a disposable chip timing tag for the 5K that is attached to the back of the race bib. It is lightweight and is covered by a foam strip.  It must remain attached to the race bib. 
Runners MUST wear their race bibs on the front of their clothing in order to be timed accurately. The bib cannot be covered, holding it in your hand or putting it in your pocket will NOT read the chip. Do not bend the chip.  Smart watches such as Garmin and smart phones can interfere with the timing chip frequency.  Please do not adjust your watch or phone as you cross the finish line and come through the chute.  Disputes for times on Smart watches and smart phones will not be taken into consideration. 


Packet Pick-Up
Pre-Registered Packet Pick-up and Walk in Registration will take place at Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster St. on Wednesday, October 3 from 2pm - 7pm and Thursday, October 4 9am - 5pm Walk-in Registration Welcome

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
6:45-7:45 am.  No 5K registrations will be accepted after 7:45 am

5K Awards
Overall Male and Female from Morton Grove, Top three Male and Female Overalland  and top three Male and Female in the following age groups:  9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and up.  

Course Map

The 5K course is USATF certified (IL-15011-JW)

Sponsors

2018 Race Sponsors: 

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Lifeway
Athletico
Lavitt Animal Hospital
Chiro One

Morton Grove Moose Family Center #376
Blue Star Security


Event Schedule

  • October 2 11:59 PM CDT - Online Registration Closes

  • October 3 2:00 PM CDT - Packet Pickup Prairie View Center Morton Grove 2-8pm

  • October 4 9:00 AM CDT - Packet Pickup Prairie View Center Morton Grove 9am-7pm

  • October 6 7:00 AM CDT - Race Day Registration 7-7:45 am

  • October 6 8:05 AM CDT - 5K

Contact Information

Event Location

Morton Grove Park District, 6834 West Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL, United States

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