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Spreading Our Wings


Bilingual Educators

Extiende tus alas y corre con nosotros

5K Run/Walk 


1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Presented by the Illinois Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (IALAS)

This great, family oriented 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run is for the entire family....attracting people of all ages.  This course is entirely on the Prairie Path winding through the city of West Chicago and going into the DuPage Forest Preserve. Starting and Ending point will be at 122-124 Freemont Street in West Chicago.. 

Student Mariachi Bands will be playing throughout the course and we will be finishing up with performances from several student ballet folklorico groups!  

Age Group awards will be awarded to the following age groups:

Top male and female finishers (not included in the age groups) and three deep  in the following:

10 & under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over

Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up (Optional) will be held on Friday, April 12 from 6P-8P at 312 E. Forest Avenue, West Chicago, IL

You may choose to pick up your Race Packet the day of the race!!! 

Choose from either a Short Sleeve Race Shirt or a Long Sleeve Race Shirt during the registration process. Must register by March 15, 2019 to be guaranteed your preferred t-shirt size! 

Proceeds from this event will benefit the IALAS Scholarship Program: 

Wings to Success - Extiende tus alas al èxito 

Registration fees

5K Adult Runner/Walker (Age 19 & over) Short Sleeve Closed

Short Sleeve Shirt Option

  1. $40.00
    Jan 11 - Apr 12

1 Mile Fun Run & Walk Short Sleeve Closed

Short Sleeve Shirt Option

  1. $15.00
    Jan 11 - Apr 12

5K Run/Walk Student (18 under) Short Sleeve Closed

Short Sleeve Shirt Option

  1. $10.00
    Jan 11 - Apr 12

Illinois Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (IALAS)


In February 2015, several administrators from Illinois embarked on the journey of establishing the Illinois state affiliate of the national organization, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS). ALAS aims, "To provide leadership at the national level to assure every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students with an emphasis on Latino youth by building capacity, promoting best practices, and transforming educational institutions." (

With over 4,000 members across the country, ALAS is the premier professional organization among Latino administrators and educators focusing on professional development, information sharing and policy advocacy.

As the Latino student population continues to soar in Illinois, with Latino children representing more than 25% of all public school students (Illinois Report Card, 2014-15), the need to network and build capacity among Latino educators is a greater need than ever before. The vision of IALAS to unify and cultiave educational leaders to serve all students served as the fuel to establish IALAS.

After almost a year of working to launch IALAS, earning our 501 (c)(3) status, finalizing our bylaws and becoming officially recognized as the Illinois state affiliate at the national ALAS Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico of October 2015, we are excited about the work and future of IALAS. On January 1, 2016, IALAS began to accept membership from educators across the state. 

Our founding partners have been instrumental in helping us reach our goal. They will forever be in our hearts as the trailblazers that believed in the work of IALAS to serve all students. A huge THANK YOU to Achieve3000,  Curriculum Associates , Imagine Learning, Lexia Learning and Matific for their unwavering support. Please visit their page to learn more about our partners.  

For more information about how you can support our vision and mission, please email

Proceeds from this event will benefit the IALAS Scholarship Program: Wings to Success - Extiende tus alas al exito.

IALAS Scholarship Program

It is the goal of the IALAS Scholarship Program to support our vision of unifying and cultivating Latino educational leaders for the purpose of empowering and inspiring all students.

Why a IALAS Scholarship Program?

As you may be aware, Illinois is currently facing a shortage of teachers due to factors such as State funding issues, licensure difficulties and other issues. It is time, as educators, that we unite forces and seek ways to support those who aspire to become teachers and make a difference in our students’ lives. Remember that teaching creates all other professions and, as educators, we all need to be supportive of one another.

This scholarship program will offer financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students towards either a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in those hard-to-fill positions in education. Hard-to-fill positions include Bilingual teachers at all grade levels, Bilingual Special Education teacher, Psychologists, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

This may be a small contribution, but it is IALAS’ contribution towards the dream of all school districts being able to staff every single classroom with teachers, including those hard-to-fill positions that, often times, remain unfilled; affecting the quality of instructional time and curriculum provided to our students.

IALAS Mission & Vision


The Illinois Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (IALAS) commits to provide authentic, high-quality learning opportunities for students by building capacity among Latino educational leaders and by advocating for responsive, informed policy development.



To unify and cultivate Latino educational leaders for the purpose of empowering and inspiring all students.

Event Schedule

  • April 12 6:00 PM CDT - Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up

  • April 13 6:30 AM CDT - Registration opens

  • April 13 8:00 AM CDT - 5K Run/Walk Start

  • April 13 9:00 AM CDT - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Contact Information

Event Location

124 Fremont Street, West Chicago, IL, USA

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