5-Mile Run; 5K Run/Walk; 1-Mile Run; 50-Meter Kids Dash
Join us for the BBQ BOLT Run/Walk!
5-Mile Run - 5K Run/Walk - 1-Mile Walk - 50-Meter Kid Dash
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Post Race Picnic In The Park
BBQ - Beer - Kids' Activities
6801 Main St, Downers Grove, IL
The BBQ BOLT Run/Walk will be held at:
6801 Main St.
Downers Grove, IL
The 5-mile and 5k events will start behind the concession stand on the road behind the Fire Station. The 1-mile walk will also start behind the concession stand but on the park path.
5-Mile, 5K and 1-Mile registrants will receive a short-sleeve technical T-shirt. Register by July 1 to guarantee a T-shirt in your preferred size. Kids in the 50-Meter Dash will NOT receive a T-shirt.
MEDALS & AWARDS
All participants, including the 50-Meter Dash, will receive a finisher's medal. Awards given to overall first place male and female in 5-Mile and 5K. Age category awards for top male and female finishers for both 5-Mile and 5K: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. No awards given for 1-Mile or 50-meter dash.
PICNIC IN THE PARK
Every registered participant (even kiddos!) will get to enjoy a “Picnic in the Park” complete with BBQ, beer and lemonade! There will be fun activities for kids and “kids at heart” to enjoy!
Groups of 4 or more can create a TEAM and receive a discount on registration! Members of a team can participate in any distance they choose. If you are a family of 4 or more, create a team and receive the discount! Discount of $5 per registrant will take place during checkout.
CREATE A TEAM: The person creating the team will first register themselves by picking the race distance of their choice and then under the TEAM section of the registration form, they will choose to "create the team", pick a team name, create a password and include themselves on the team.
JOIN A TEAM: Team members select the race distance they want to participate in and then in the TEAM section of the registration page, pick "choose to be added to a team" and pick from the team names in a drop down menu.
The 5-Mile course will be chip timed and is for RUNNERS ONLY. Participants must keep at least a 15-minute pace. The course starts at McCollum Park, continues on neighborhood streets, loops through Patriots Park around Barth Pond and finishes at McCollum Park. NO strollers or dogs allowed on the 5-Mile course.
The 5K course will be chip timed and is for runners and walkers. Participants must keep at least a 16-minute pace. The course starts at McCollum Park, continues on neighborhood streets and finishes at McCollum Park. Strollers and dogs are permitted on the 5K course. Dogs must be leashed and kept close to you at all times. Please be mindful of runners around you.
The 1-Mile Walk will not be chip timed and is for WALKERS ONLY. The walk course will take place on the path that loops around McCollum Park. Strollers and dogs are permitted on the 1-Mile course. Dogs must be leashed and kept close to you at all times. Please be mindful of others around you.
The 50-Meter Kid Dash will take place after the other distances. Kids 12 and under can participate. The dash will be held on the grass near post-race festivities. Children 12 and under who participate in the 5-mile, 5k or 1-mile will automatically be registered in the 50-meter dash at no additional charge if they choose to participate. Please have your child check in at the 50-meter start line to get the 50-meter bib.
The BBQ Bolt supports Downers Grove Park District's inclusion services, through SEASPAR, for people with disabilities who want to participate in a park district program or activity.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Downers Grove Park District Recreation Center
4500 Belmont Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
You may also pick up your race packet on race morning starting at 6:30 AM at McCollum Park
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
For sponsorship or event information please contact Heather Zoellick at email@example.com or 630-960-7256
July 20 6:30 AM CDT - On Site Check in and Race Day Registration
July 20 8:00 AM CDT - 5-Mile Run Start
July 20 8:05 AM CDT - 5K Run/Walk Start
July 20 8:10 AM CDT - 1-Mile Walk Start
July 20 9:15 AM CDT - 50-Meter Kids Dash Start