25th Annual Groovin In The Grove 5K Race & Little Groovers Races
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM (CST)
Downers Grove, IL
New for this Year - Warrior Fitness Challenge
This year the race will also feature the Warrior Fitness Challenge which participants 14 and older can add to their race registration for an additional fee. The fitness challenge will be put on by the Midwestern University SAMOPS Organization (Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons). All proceeds from the fitness challenge will go to the benefit of the Wounded Warriors The Warrior Fitness Challenge will provide you with a fitness testing score graded by official military personnel. You will be graded based on the results from a 2 minute push up test, a 2 minute sit up test and your time for the 5K Race. Points are awarded based on your performance and factor in your age.
About the Charity - Sharing Connections Furniture Bank:
Sharing Connections provides donated furniture and household items to low-income families in the Chicago area helping them transform a bare apartment or house into a home. The individuals and families they serve include the previously homeless, unemployed and working poor, veterans, domestic violence victims, people with developmental and physical disabilities, people with mental illness, and victims of fires and floods. Most households they serve have an average income of only $12,400 a year for a family of four. Over half of those served are children. Each day in the Chicago area families sleep on the floor, use their couch as a table, store food in a cooler, and put babies to bed in a cardboard box. There are also many Chicago area families that have an abundance of household items. Sharing Connections is the link between these two groups. Over 500 individuals benefit from their services each month. Learn more at: http://www.sharingconnections.org
Warrior Fitness Challenge Awards:
Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration:
Packet pickup will be available from 10:00am-8:00pm on Tuesday, May 06 and Wednesday, May 07 at Dick Pond Athletics located at 2775 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532. They will be offering a 10% discount on apparel and accessories purcahsed at packety pickup.
Packet pickup is also available on Race Day and takes place at Midwestern University in the Recreation & Wellness Center. Packet Pick Up opens at 7:30am on race day.
Race Day Registration will open at 7:30am on race day. Race Day Registration will be $40 for the 5K and $20 for the Little Groovers Events.
Limited spots for the Warior Fitness Challenge MAY also be available on Race Day for $20.
From I-88 East - exit at Highland Avenue, Turn RIGHT on Highland Avenue, Turn Left on 31st Street, Go 3/4 mile and turn Right at Midwestern University Entrance and follow the signs
From I-88 West - exit at Highland Avenue, Turn LEFT on Highland Avenue, Turn Left on 31st Street, Go 3/4 mile and turn Right at Midwestern University Entrance and follow the signs
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No ID is required on race day.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is plenty of FREE parking available with volunteers directing you where to go.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Strollers are allowed, you just have to start at the back of the pack.
Dogs are not allowed.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Don Evans at : firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-971-6401
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No printed ticket is required on race day.
What about inclement weather?
The race will take place rain or shine.
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