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BBQ BOLT Run/Walk!

5-Mile Run  -  5K Run/Walk  - 1-Mile Walk  -  50-Meter Kid Dash

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Includes Post Race Picnic In The Park
BBQ - Beer - Kids' Activities

McCollum Park
6801 Main St, Downers Grove, IL

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Registration Fees

5-Mile Run

Price changes in 1 day 17 hours
    1. $35.00

      Early-bird Pricing

      Mar 7 – Jun 15
    2. $40.00
      Now registering Jun 16 – Jul 18
      Register
    3. $45.00
      Jul 19 – Jul 20

5K Run/Walk

Price changes in 1 day 17 hours
    1. $35.00

      Early-bird Pricing

      Mar 7 – Jun 15
    2. $40.00
      Now registering Jun 16 – Jul 18
      Register
    3. $45.00
      Jul 19 – Jul 20

1 Mile Walk

Price changes in 1 day 17 hours
    1. $30.00

      Early-bird Pricing

      Mar 7 – Jun 15
    2. $35.00
      Now registering Jun 16 – Jul 18
      Register
    3. $40.00
      Jul 19 – Jul 20

50 Meter Kids Dash (Age 12 & under not participating in 5-mile, 5k or 1-mile)

(Race Shirt not included.)

  1. $15.00
    Mar 7 - Jul 20
    Register

Location

The BBQ BOLT Run/Walk will be held at:

McCollum Park
6801 Main St.
Downers Grove, IL
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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. 

What do you receive?

T-SHIRT
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!

Teams/Family

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.

Course Details

5-MILE COURSE MAP


5K COURSE MAP


5-MILE RUN

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 Ruth Powers Park and finishes at McCollum Park. NO strollers or dogs allowed on the 5-Mile course.


5K RUN/WALK

The 5K course will be chip timed and is for runners and walkers. Participants must keep at least a 20-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. 


1-MILE WALK

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. 


50-METER DASH

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.

Why Participate?

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.

Packet Pick Up

Friday, July 19, 2019
3-7 PM
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

Sponsors

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Interested in becoming a sponsor?  

For sponsorship or event information please contact Heather Zoellick at hzoellick@dgparks.org or 630-960-7256

Event Schedule

  • 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

Contact Information

Event Location

6801 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL, USA

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