Western Springs Tower Trot

Western Springs, IL

The 40th Annual Tower Trot will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 27.

41st Annual Tower Trot
Saturday, May 26, 2018


Run for the fun and benefits: Your health (exercise), Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer 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.  

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
 receives 100% of the proceeds from our sponsors, individual donations, and raffles.  www.bearnecessities.org 
(No portion of the race entry fee is directed to the charity).

Race Agenda
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.
                      Bear Necessities presentation and raffle

                            FUN RUN

 The Double  Start/Finish the 10K and go to 5K Start.  
                         If you finish the 10K after the 5K begins, make sure your chip crosses
                         the Start Timing Pad to begin the 5K.
                         (Double runners receive a long sleeve shirt in lieu of short sleeve.)


Online Registration is available until 3PM on Friday, May 25, 2017.  Race entry form may be returned by mail or in person to the Western Springs Recreation Center, 1500 Walker, Western Springs, IL 60558  until 4:00 pm Friday, May 25, or the day of the race starting at 7:00 am at Grand Ave. Community Center, 4211 Grand Ave.

Race Packets

Prior to race day, numbers, t-shirts and information can be picked up at the 
Recreation Center during the following hours:

12 noon–4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23

9 a.m.–8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24

9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, May 25

On race day, race packets will only be available at Grand Ave Community Center. Doors open at 7 am.

Goodie Bag-Virtual
Experience our GREEN goodie bag, as we help to reduce our waste footprint!  The bag opens on May 26th.  Review sponsors and what they have to offer.  Remember to click SAVE on any offer you may be interested in before the bag closes on June 12.  Your saves can still be used after the close date.

Categories/Entry Fees


 Non-Residents:                             $35
 Resident:                                       $30
 14 and under:                                $20
 The Double (10k and 5K races)   $38
 Fun Run                                         $12*
 CARA Member Discount              $3/$4/$5

Race Day Registration:

 Non-Residents:                             $40
 Resident:                                       $35
 14 and under:                                $25
 The Double (10k and 5K races)   $43
 Fun Run                                         $15*
 CARA Member Discount              $3/$4/$5


Please make checks payable to "WS Recreation"

*not available online

Race Results
New this year - Race results will be posted on Race Day at: 
http://www.itsyourrace.com/Results.aspx?id=6722 and available immediately on your mobile app.  See top right to download the app for your phone.

All DOUBLE runners receive a long sleeve shirt in lieu of short sleeve.

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When & Where

May 26, 2018


6:30 AM

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