Run for the fun and benefits: Your health (exercise), Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation (fundraising) and maybe your wallet (awards). Registration
is required and includes t-shirt, refreshments and entertainment.
This 5K, 10K, Double, and Fun Run is open to all ages using CARA age categories for awards.
Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation
For the first year, the Western Springs Tower Trot will be partnering with the Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation. Ashley Jurjovec, a former Western Springs middle school teacher, passed away suddenly from a genetic heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in May 2016. The Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation was founded in honor and memory of Ashley Jurjovec in 2017. The foundation is committed to raising awareness for ARVC and to support research for The Cardiovascular Genetics Group at Lurie Children’s as they work to identify families with inherited risk of sudden death and improve clinical and genetic assessment for those families. Read Ashley's story at: Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation
(No portion of the race entry fee is directed to the charity)
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m.—10K (6.2 miles) and The Double Run (10K and 5K) Note: If you finish the 10K after the 5K begins, make sure your chip crosses the Start Timing Pad to begin your 5K.
8:45 a.m.—Fun Run (< a mile)
9:30 a.m.—5K (3.1 miles)
Start/Finish: Grand Avenue Community Center
4211 Grand Ave, Western Springs
Post Race: Water, Gatorade, yogurt, pizza, fruit, bagels, sweets.
Healing Hearts for Ashley presentation and raffle
Double your fun! Run Both!
The 10k starts on Grand Ave and finishes on Lawn Ave. You must cross the 10k finish pad and cut through the parking lot to get to the 5k start on Grand Ave, which is just North of the parking lot.
If the 5k has already started, be sure your chip crosses the timing pad as you run South to start.
(Double runners receive a long sleeve shirt in lieu of short sleeve.)